Ealing London Borough Council

All of the seats in Ealing were up for election this year. Find out more about these elections.

Election 2018 Results

LAB HOLD
Party Elected in 2018 Total councillors Change

PartyLabour

Elected in 2018 57 Total councillors 57 Change+4

PartyConservative

Elected in 2018 8 Total councillors 8 Change-4

PartyLiberal Democrat

Elected in 2018 4 Total councillors 4 ChangeNo results
Councillors change compared with 2014

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Tesco Tower plan scrapped after protests

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Protesters outside Hoover Building in Perivale
Perivale Residents Association

Controversial plans to build a 22-storey tower block behind the Hoover Building in Perivale have been rejected by Ealing Council.

Ealing’s Planning Committee met last night as protesters gathered outside the Town Hall to object to the 305-unit development.

A council spokeswoman said the planning application was refused on the grounds of the impact of its height on the Hoover building.

A spokesman for the campaign against The Wiltern development said the group were “over the moon”.

He said: “We are absolutely delighted, thrilled, ecstatic and relieved with the result.

“Our message to Tesco is that they must now rethink their plans for the Tesco petrol station site in effective and meaningful consultation and co-production with Perivale residents.

Developer Amro said in a statement: “Given the comprehensive consultation process to committee with the London Borough of Ealing, the GLA, Historic England, local bodies and groups and receiving the recommendation to approve the scheme; we are obviously disappointed with the decision and we do of course appreciate the points raised by the committee.

An Amro spokesman said the company appreciated the fact that the committee noted that the site was appropriate development. He said: “We will be considering the options available to us.”

Greenford roadworks 'to continue until mid-November'

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Roadworks on the A40 Greenford roundabout that are turning 10 minute journeys into hour-long commutes will continue until mid-November.

The cause of the issues – repair work on the railway bridge over the Greenford Road – will continue until Christmas Eve, but Network Rail said the impact on traffic should end sooner.

News that commuters will only have to put up with a single-lane on Greenford Road for another two months will be little solace for many.

Local resident Sonia Shah lives near William Perkin High School, and suffers with a chronic disorder.

She missed her scheduled blood test a week ago because she was worried she would not be back in time to pick up her kids.

She said: “I spoke to my partner and cancelled my two appointments until I know for sure I feel relaxed before I go and have plenty [of] time to get back.

“Since Monday it’s been such bad traffic I’ve not yet rebooked.”

Ealing Council said the works were originally planned to take place under a full road closure of Greenford Road.

A spokesman said: “However, following extensive discussions with Network Rail, we persuaded them to keep the road open.”

Jobs under threat at Ealing's library service

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Between 93 and 105 jobs are at risk as a result of changes in Ealing’s library service.

The council announced in July it had found community groups to take over the management of five of the seven borough libraries threatened with closure, potentially keeping them open.

If the shift to volunteer management goes ahead however, the libraries will be saved but many paid jobs will go.

A council email puts possible job losses at 93, although it notes the actual number of redundancies was likely to be lower as staff were accommodated in other roles.

However, Unison spokesman James Conlon said the actual number of people at risk of losing their jobs was 105.

Ealing Council approves 2,083 new homes

Artist's impression of redevelopment
Montreaux
Building work is expected to start in the autumn

Ealing Council has approved plans for 2,083 new homes in Southall, west London, on the former Middlesex Business Centre.

Councillors on Wednesday night granted outline planning permission for the demolition of some existing buildings on the site, a new park, hotel and retail space.

Developer Montreaux said phase one of building works is expected to start this autumn with the first homes due to be available in spring 2022.

Councillor Julian Bell, leader of Ealing Council said the scheme would include 150 "genuinely affordable" homes and "bring employment, a new park, retail and community uses, as well as a new road – Healum Avenue – that will open up the Southall East area to even more opportunities".

Montreaux said it was "delighted" at the council decision.

Tributes paid to Southall's former mayor

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Tej Ram Bagha
Ealing Council

Tributes have been paid to a stalwart of the Southall community, Ealing’s 50th mayor Tej Ram Bagha, who has passed away after a short illness.

Councillor Bagha served as mayor in 2014 and was a councillor in Ealing for 24 years.

He came to the UK from the Punjab region of India as a young man in 1963 and lived in the borough for more than 50 years.

For much of that time, he worked as a baggage handler at Heathrow Airport.

Paying a heartfelt tribute to his friend and colleague at a full council meeting yesterday, Councillor Ranjit Dheer, said: “He was a devoted family man so the pain and loss of his death will be felt so much within his family.

“He was a valued colleague in the Domer’s Wells ward and was a splendid member of the chamber. He will be missed by residents and by Ealing Labour Party."

Ealing schools achieve 'elephantine' recycling rates

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School pupils in Ealing have made a truly elephantine effort to recycle their rubbish.

In fact they have recycled so many tonnes of material over the past year that it is equivalent to the weight of about 140 African elephants.

This adds up to an incredible 830 tonnes of material and an improvement of more than 180 tonnes on the previous year – showing that people of all ages are taking up the challenge of recycling and helping to reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill.

Councillor Mik Sabiers, Ealing Council’s cabinet member for environment and highways, said: “Rising recycling rates in our schools is great news and I’d like to thank staff and pupils across the borough for their hard work in contributing to this achievement.

“It’s encouraging to see young people involved in recycling and working towards a more sustainable and environmentally-friendly borough, and it sets a good precedent for the future.”

Ealing currently recycles half of its household waste – the best borough rate in London bar one, and 18 percentage points ahead of the average borough rate across London.