New Plaque Unveiled

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Our sixth plaque was unveiled on Monday 20 May. It commemorates John Compton, a well known organ builder, who lived at 37 Audley Road from 1930 until his death in 1957. The John Compton Organ Company in North Acton manufactured … Continued

Crossrail

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Record numbers turned out to hear John Goldsmith talk about plans for Crossrail and Ealing at the Town Hall on 30 April 2013. Europe’s largest infrastructure project will enable passengers from Ealing Broadway to reach Tottenham Court Road within 14 … Continued

New Plans for Arcadia

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Benson Elliot Capital Management have released plans to convert the Arcadia Shopping Centre from 25 small shopping units to three large retail units. Their press release claims that the site will be “comprehensively transformed inside and out”. Three large stores … Continued

Neighbourhood Forums

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Ealing Council has given formal recognition to the interim neighbourhood forums for central Ealing and West Ealing Centre. This means that both CENF and WECNF are empowered to produce neighbourhood plans for their respective areas. After an official public examination, … Continued

Cinema

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The cinema site opposite the Town Hall is currently held by receivers, Allsops. They have asked the Council to delay their compulsory purchase order (CPO) for 9 months. On 23 April the Council restated its intention to press ahead with … Continued

Empire Future Uncertain

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The Irish-based Anderson family, which owns the Empire cinema chain, failed in its challenge in the High Court in late February to stop the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) from appointing a receiver in relation to the redevelopment of the … Continued

Empire Future Uncertain

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The Irish-based Anderson family, which owns the Empire cinema chain, failed in its challenge in the High Court in late February to stop the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) from appointing a receiver in relation to the redevelopment of the … Continued

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

Broadway Centre Sale

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Ealing Broadway Centre was sold to British Land in February 2013 for a reported £142.5m as part of a wider portfolio of properties owned by the Dutch company Wereldhave, which has now disposed of all its UK property interests. The … 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