The Grove

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The Council is consulting the public about their proposal for an article 4 direction over The Grove. This would mean that changes to buildings and walls, especially the frontages, which are now permitted development would require planning permission. The road … Continued

Work Starts on Cinema

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The former Empire Cinema (originally the Forum, designed by John Stanley Beard, opened in 1934) was demolished in 2008/9 leaving only the supported facade in front of a cleared site. Planning permission was granted to Empire Cinemas Ltd, which own … Continued

Iron Duke

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The Iron Duke sculpture was unveiled at Hanger Lane in early October. This is a piece of public art sponsored by TfL, with a financial contribution from Ealing Common Ward forum, as part of the Hanger Lane Bridges replacement project. … Continued

King Boris

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About 75 people attended our Annual Lecture on 6 June. The speaker was our President, Professor Sir Peter Hall, an Ealing resident and a leading figure in urban and regional town planning for over 50 years. His talk was called … Continued

The Civic Movement

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Tony Burton, until recently the Director of Civic Voice, was the main speaker at our AGM on 24 April. Ealing Civic Society is a member of Civic Voice which was estalished in 2009 following the closure of the Civic Trust. … Continued

Acton Town Hall Site

A report to progress new facilities on the Acton Town Hall site was approved by Ealing Council’s Cabinet in November 2010. The proposals include a 25m swimming pool, training pool, fitness suite, community facilities, library, day-care facilities and satellite office … Continued