21st August 2013: SEC comment on Crossrail latest station plans
Crossrail has released further details of its plans for how Ealing Broadway station will look when rebuilt.
SEC thinks there are at least four important areas where the scheme needs more work, and is working with the Council Transport Planners to try to get improvements.
18th August 2013: CEPAC launches arts demand survey
CEPAC, which campaigns for a multi-purpose performance arts centre in Ealing, has been commissioned by the Central Ealing Neighbourhood Forum (CENF) to organise a survey into the level of demand for better arts provision.
CENF won a government grant in July for work to establish what arts and cultural activities are needed to help bring people back into the town centre.
"The best chance for a redevelopment which will make Ealing a leading West London centre for the arts and bring in much-needed visitors to the Broadway area, is to produce sound evidence of the need for comprehensive new facilities," says John Hummerston, CEPAC Chair.
19th April 2013: Haven Green complaint
A formal complaint has been made to Ealing Council about unauthorised work to instal permanent cycle racks on part of Haven Green.
Friends of Haven Green was told originally told that racks on the grass area close to the Shanakee pub were only temporary while the covered cycle hub was being installed on the other side of the road. But now a solid concrete base has been dug without the government authority which is legally required to erect structures on common land.
FoHG has asked the Council to stop the work until official permission has been granted.
9th April 2013: Neighbourhood Forums recognised
Ealing Council has formally recognised the two neighbourhood forums for West Ealing Centre and Central Ealing.
This means that both Forums are now empowered to produce offical plans for their areas. Groups are progressing with discussions about how they would like their areas to develop, working on key topics such as transport, community services and heritage.
SEC is taking an active part in both Forums, and has issued a revised version of its Vision statement to all stakeholder members.
Details of the public consultation can be seen on the Council's web site
11th February 2013: British Land buys Broadway Centre
Nick Woolven, Chair of SEC, has welcomed the news of the purchase of Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre by British Land.
The company, which has paid for £142.5 million for the centre, expects it to benefit from significant levels of development in Ealing, including Dickens Yard and Crossrail.
British Land's Head of Retail said: "Ealing Broadway is a highly attractive retail destination which meets the needs of today's consumers for convenient, well-located shopping. We believe there are significant opportunities to grow and develop the centre as a retail destination both as we further improve the retail mix and increase the leisure offer."
Nick commented: "British Land has the variety of resource and depth of experience to give the long-term support we need. We look forward to working with them on the development of the Neighbourhood Plan for the centre of Ealing."
January 2013: Benson Elliot completes Arcadia site purchase
Benson Elliot Capital Management completed the purchase of the Arcadia site in Ealing Broadway from the Administrators of Glenkerrin (UK) Ltd in December.
Benson Elliot plans to undertake a phased redevelopment, details of which are now being developed. The area, which comprises the Arcadia shopping centre and adjacent high street units, does not include the station forecourt, which is subject to separate plans by Ealing Council (see below).
SEC has had a preliminary meeting with the developers and their architects, Allies & Morrison, and will have a further discussion soon.