Hope For New Empire

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Following a local campaign to rebuild the partially demolished Empire cinema opposite Ealing Town Hall, it looks as if we may at last see some action. Revised plans for the redesign of the Empire were sent to local groups for … Continued

Spot Your Local Gems

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Nominate your favourite buildings in the Borough to help protect them from demolition. The Society wishes to ensure that local buildings of architectural or historical interest are identified and protected from unsympathetic redevelopment before they are affected by planning applications … Continued

Improving Gunnersbury

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Work continues on preparing bids for funding for Gunnersbury Park and Museum. Ealing and Hounslow Councils are currently talking with the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) about applying for a Heritage Grant and a Parks for People bid early in 2012. … Continued

Cinema Developments

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The Council has decided to give Empire cinemas one last chance to proceed with the development prior to initiating compulsory purchase procedures in October. The chief executive of Empire Cinemas, Justin Ribbons, accepted an invitation to appear before the Overview … Continued

Ealing Damaged

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In common with all who live in and care about Ealing, we were shocked by the recent vandalism and damage to the town centre. The Council acted with commendable speed over the short-term clear up but it will take time … Continued

New Station Listings

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West Acton and Perivale are two of 16 London Underground stations in the Borough that have recently been listed Grade II bringing the total of statutory listed stations in Ealing to nine. The stations were built to designs by Brian … Continued

Our Latest Plaque Unveiled

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Fred Perry, the 1936 British Wimbledon Tennis Champion, was celebrated on 16 June when an Ealing Civic Society Plaque was unveiled at the Brentham Club. Roger Draper, Chief Executive of the Lawn Tennis Association, and John Gallagher, Ealing’s mayor, are … Continued

Question Mark Over Arcadia

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Ireland’s National Asset Management Company (NAMA – the so-called Irish ‘bad’ bank) has requested that administrators should be appointed for Irish developer Glenkerrin’s UK properties, including the Arcadia site in Ealing. This means that the site would be placed on … Continued

Westel House (32 Uxbridge Road)

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This 1960s Richard Seifert building was subject to a planning application which involved demolition and the building of a 9 storey hotel, 2 tall residential blocks (up to 21 storeys) and a block of 9 storey affordable housing behind. In … Continued