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Acton Arts Project

Fancy a night out in Acton High Street? A movie and a meal in the same building? Now’s your chance…..

Five years after its doors were closed to the public a big step’s been taken to revive a landmark community building in Acton for exactly that.

A new life for The Old Library on the High Street has now moved from pipedream to prospect. A community bid’s been lodged with Ealing Council to transform it into a state-of-the-art cinema and cafe-restaurant in a corner of Acton crying out for regeneration – night and day.

The Acton Arts Centre Project would see the building bought by a sympathetic developer in partnership with the community to combine the films and food plan with office and performance space. Live music, theatre, and stand-up – just some of what’s also planned to energise an entertainment-free end of the High Street.

The near-30 bid trustees and advisers all live in Acton and want the best for it. You can find out more about who we are and what the bid’s about by visiting the website: and signing up as a supporter. Ask your friends and family to do the same.

We think Acton needs a place where the whole community can get together for daytime events and a different night out. You can make a difference by giving your support. The Council decides by December which bid wins. We think Acton needs the Acton Arts Project – and it needs YOU!

Please show your support by:

  • coming to the public meeting to hear all the bids. Everyone Active on the High Street 7.30 pm November 21st.
  • forwarding this message to any local groups, websites, social media accounts you have. We would like everyone to have the opportunity to comment.
  • delivering a few fliers for people who don’t use social media.
  • Comment, like, share the Actonartsproject on any social media including W3 forum.

Thank you.

Shared Parking in Zone MM

There is a proposal to make a limited number of parking bays in zone MM shred between residents parking and paid for parking. These are all bays next to walls and not outside houses. Objections should be sent in writing by e-mail to or by post to Highways Service, Perceval House, 14-16 Uxbridge Road W5 2HL, quoting reference ORD 4114 until the 11th June 2018.  Plans showing the bays are below. The roads affected are:

Roads in Friars Green controlled zone MM
Brougham Road, Creffield Road, Creswick Road, Emanuel Avenue, Essex Road, Faraday Road, Friars Gardens, Friars Way, Friary Road, Grafton Road, Grasmere Avenue, Hereford Road, Julian Avenue, Lynton Road, Messaline Avenue, Pierrepoint Road, Shalimar Gardens, Shalimar Road, St Dunstan’s Avenue, St Dunstan’s Gardens and Westbourne Avenue

MM - Friars Green

South Acton Crime Statistics

The South Acton Safer Neighbourhood ward Panel met this month, and there has been an increase in burglaries and stolen cars. The ward team is currently under strength by one PC.

CrimeSep-Nov17Jun-Aug 17Feb-May 17
Burglary Dwelling32228
Theft from Motor Vehicle151621
Theft of motor Vehicle19118

The increase in burglaries is in part due to a change in the way crimes are categorised. They now include theft from sheds and attempted burglaries. So for Sep to Nov, they include:

A cycle was stolen from a bin store
A cycle was stolen from a garage in Uxbridge Road on two separate occasions
A log cabin was entered
A cycle was stolen from a garden shed
Property was stolen from an underground car park
A cycle was stolen from a communal storage area

CARA  Annual Dinner 2018

The CARA Annual Dinner will be at 7.30 p.m. for 8.00 p.m. on Thursday, 1 February 2018 in St Martin’s Church Hall, Hale Gardens, Acton W3 9SQ

The CARA Dinner this year is held in honour of the Rev Dr Nicholas Henderson, who is retiring from his position as vicar of St Martin’s Church. Following the dinner, Dr Henderson will give an illustrated talk entitled “Mysteries and Conspiracies”

Places for the three-course dinner including the first drink cost £12.50 per person for CARA members and £15.00 for non-members, paid in advance. RSVP by 29 January 2018. Booking details are here.