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.
|Crime||Sep-Nov17||Jun-Aug 17||Feb-May 17
|Theft from Motor Vehicle||15||16||21
|Theft of motor Vehicle||19||11||8
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
Acton Police Newsletter No12 is here
Safer Neighbourhood Police Newsletter No4 is here
Ealing Civic Society Newsletter (Note that the Public Inquiry has been canceled)
Ealing Civic Society Newsletter Summer 2017
This site runs along the mainline, from Twyford Avenue Bridge to Horn Lane, behind West Acton Primary School and houses/allotments/ field on the south side of Noel Road. Its proximity to houses in this otherwise residential area, is very clear as visible on map satellite views at google maps and other map sites.
Pollution on Horn Lane has been one of the worst in London for years. The site must already contribute significantly to this pollution.
The new proposal is for the delivery and processing of 300,000 tons per year of waste – presumably arriving and leaving by truck and/or train.
For details of the proposal see (the consultation has now closed):
Last week, the Creffield Area Residents’ Association (CARA) held a Burns Night-themed annual dinner at St Martin’s Church on Hale Gardens. As well as excellent haggis and bag-pipes, the chair of CARA (Margaret Cunningham) gave an interesting speech about the challenges facing our area which I thought members of the forum would be interested in.
1. There is an increased threat to the Creffield area posed by conversions of houses to small flats and HMOs, and the lack of robust objection from council. There is a risk that if unchallenged, it could fundamentally change our area.
2. A waste processing site has been proposed near West Acton Primary School which would process over 300,000 tonnes of waste per annum. This could see 60-or-so waste trucks going through our area PER DAY, as well as placing waste close to children. Though technically not in the CARA area, if the plan proceeds it will affect CARA residents.
3. There are plans to redevelop parts of Ealing Town Centre with new high-rise buildings. This would result in the loss of some historical buildings as well as radically changing the look of the town centre and putting increased demands on local services such as schools and transport. CARA is working with the Save Ealing Centre organisation to ensure any changes consider residents needs and have made a financial contribution to support such efforts.
You can see the Ealing Civic Society January news update here.
Campaign to save 9-42 The Broadway from demolition and inappropriate development
SEC is campaigning to prevent the destruction of the part of the Broadway between the Arcadia Centre and around Carphone Warehouse as far as the station, and replace it with an inappropriate, high-density development. The Secretary of State has “called-in” the planning application and there will be a public inquiry in May 2017. Historic England will appear, along with SEC, to put their numerous objections.
There is to be a pre-inquiry meeting with the inspector and all main interested parties in Ealing Town Hall on Wednesday 30th November at 1400 hrs. All are welcome and you are encouraged to attend. SEC needs to raise £25,000 to pay a barrister to explain the harm the plan will do.