CARA Social events

Fireworks, November – this cannot take place this year, we hope it will be possible in 2021.

Annual Dinner 2021 (usually late January) – we hope it will be possible to hold the DInner later in the spring, in March /April 2021

BOULES at Springfield Bowls Club

This week, Sunday 18 October socially-distanced BOULES at Springfield Bowls Club, Western Gardens. Open to Bowls Club and CARA members, and their guests.

Time: arrive from 1.30 for 2pm start; you can play with instruction, or spectate. The bar will be open with socially-distanced seating in the Clubhouse. Snacks will be available.

Ealing Civic Society Newsletter

Ealing Matters newsletter

Ealing Matters is an umbrella group of Ealing residents’ associations and community groups including Ealing Civic Society. The latest of its regular newsletters, with updates on a number of planning applications, is available to view.

ECS annual John Delafons lecture

For the first time, our annual John Delafons lecture this year was held as a virtual event. The subject was the Thames Tideway Project given by Harbinder Birdi, Senior Partner and Head of the Infrastructure and Transport Sector at Hawkins Brown architects. If you missed it, it is now available to view on our YouTube channel.

The future of heritage buildings in Gunnersbury Park

The recent restoration of a number of buildings in Gunnersbury Park, such as the Large Mansion and its transformation into a modern museum, excluded several other important heritage buildings in the park, in particular the Small Mansion and Stables Block, both of which are on the Historic England buildings at risk register.

For more information, and a link to a questionnaire on the future of these buildings, see an article on the Ealing Today site.

ECS Annual General Meeting

Finally, our reminder that our first ever virtual Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday 9 July. Joining instructions will be published on the events page of our website and sent by email to members nearer the time.

Annual Dinner – Friday 31st January 2020

Our Annual Dinner is on Friday 31 January St Martin’s Church Hall, Hale Gardens. Acton W3 9SQ
The schedule for the evening is:
7.30: Arrive, Welcome Drink with Nibbles8.00 Three Course Dinner by Camilla’s Cuisine:Starter; Large Blinis with Soured Cream and Smoked Salmon (served at the table)
Main Course: Beef Cooked in Guiness and Port, with hot new potatoes, carrot&parsnip mash                 and Caesar Salad (served from the buffet) orVegetarian Dish (which must be requested when booking).
9.00 Talk by Jonathan Legard, Sports Broadcaster and CARA Member:
 (approx)                  “Life’s a Pitch: the changing face of sports broadcasting”
10.00 Dessert: Chocolate Roulade, Whisky Bread and Butter Pudding, Lemon Meringue Tart

Reservations for the DinnerPlaces for the Dinner, including the first drink, cost £17  per person for CARA Members, and £20 for guests, paid in advance by 25 January 2020.
We will not be issuing tickets, but places may be reserved by 25 January:   – by cheque made out to CARA, sent to Margaret Cunningham, 9 Stanway Gardens, W3 9ST
   – by online bank payment – to Account name: CARA, Sort Code: 60-07-10, Account Number: 60708816, using the reference: Dinner and your name.

It would be helpful if you would also email to let us know you have made an online payment to reserve places.Bookings will be acknowledged by email.
Dietary restrictions – at the time of reserving a place at the dinner, please tell us if you have any dietary restrictions.  

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