Planning approval for Phase 8.1 and 8.2 of Acton Gardens has been secured unanimously from Ealing council, marking the next chapter in the regeneration of the former South Acton estate in west London, with construction likely to commence in winter 2020.   The next major phase for Acton Gardens will produce 336 mixed-tenure homes, comprising […]

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We feel a strange mix of anxiety and excitement. Anxiety of the unknown. Excitement of being back where we belong with the children Teachers and staff at Old Oak primary school in west London are on tenterhooks, a week after reception year one and six pupils returned to classes across England in a controversial phased reopening […]

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Acton Arts project submit planning application and move another step forward. Over the past couple of years, a long campaign has been steadily gathering pace to turn the old, disused library on Acton High Street into a cinema. It may amaze you to know that even though the rest of the world has come to […]

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The Gunnersbury Park cafe, gutted by fire last week, provided part of the revenue to pay for the upkeep of Gunnersbury. Over the past few weeks we have covered a number of local charities and causes needing our support.  While so many people are going through unprecedented hardships during these tough times, this week sees […]

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This is the second of two articles about the Pierrepoint (sometimes spelt Pierrepont) sisters of Acton in the 1700’s. This article is about Lady Mary Pierrepoint (born 1689) who was the oldest and came to be the best known of the family. In order to get the full benefit of this piece, one needs to […]

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As we begin to head out of lockdown, we take a look at how Acton responded to the Covid crisis. For many who haven’t suffered at the hands of Covid, the crisis may have had some silver linings but for others it’s been a time of fear and anxiety. Families with middle class jobs and […]

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