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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
Robbery1679
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

Neighbours Paper

This is an advertisement for the latest issue of the Neighbours Paper.

The cover headline is ‘Overdevelopment Special’. As well as the usual stories on sports (Ealing tennis club), arts (Ealing BEAT) and music (UFO steel band) we have features on Perceval House, West Ealing and Hanwell developments and Kay’s analysis of the 9-42 petition and Filmworks survey. The paper is here.

Take a Walk Through History Phone App (Ealing)

Ever wondered what makes a house Georgian? Or what it would look like if you mixed Brutalism with the Baroque? Perhaps you’re more interested in social history and never knew Soho has been Queer for more than 130 years.

As part of Historic England’s Keep it London campaign, we have brought the history of London’s neighbourhoods to life with our new walking app, pulling in photos, archive images and sometimes the odd video. We’ll also help you identify architectural periods and understand what makes them different. See here.

This app release explores Soho, The City and Ealing. In early autumn we’ll update to include other areas of London. Ealing Civic Society was involved in the development, and sent us the information.

The app is free to download from the Apple Store or Google Play.

The Goodlet Diaries (1934-1940)

The Goodlet Diaries are being serialised on the Ealing News Extra Website. Alexandra Goodlet lived in Birch Grove and Granville Gardens.

From the introduction, which can be found here.

“They had moved to 48 Birch Grove, Acton, 1918-1929 and from 1930-1940 lived in part of 30 Granville Gardens, Ealing. Goodlet kept a diary from 1933, but the first portions do not survive. The Ealing years which do, for 1934-1940, were transcribed by his youngest brother and presented to the library; the originals are held at Sussex University Library. Alexander briefly ran a model shop but during the years chronicled by his diary was chiefly unemployed save for a brief job as a clerk at Acton Town Hall in 1936 and then as a fire watcher at Dagenham in 1939-1940.”