This week (10th-16th August) is Shop Local Week a government initiative encouraging people to do their bit to help local businesses rebuild from the coronavirus pandemic. As you know this is our mission all year round and we know many of you share our commitment to support our local economy and community. 8 great reasons […]

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Throughout lockdown, I have been looking after my 89-year-old mother with Alzheimer’s and her diabetic carer in Bryant Court. I have taken all the pressure off social services, the government and the NHS and provided a complete package of grocery and medication delivery and respite care. Much of this has to be, necessarily, done by […]

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Transport for London is currently developing plans for housing nearby Bollo Lane, including an area of land on Gunnersbury Lane which is home to The London Transport Museum’s Acton depot. If TfL’s plans go ahead, the overflow storage facility from the Covent Garden museum will need to be rebuilt and the huge collection of transport […]

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The doors to fruit and vegetable purveyor’s Basil & Tom’s on Churchfield Road closed 3 months ago in-line with COVID-19 government guidelines and a date is now set for the re-opening. During lockdown, Basil & Tom’s has been running a delivery-only service for their fresh fruit, vegetables and essentials box. As well as a return […]

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Next on our culinary journey meeting Acton’s foodies is Judi Rose, cookbook author, food writer and cookery teacher on a mission to show that Jewish food is not only delicious, but can be healthy too. Together with her cousin Dr Jackie Rose, a GP nutritionist, Judi has created a healthy eating cookbook To Life! Healthy […]

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Hit hardest by lockdown are many of the local Churchfield road businesses who have had to find  new ways to sell. One such company is Otto Trading, a home interiors shop run by Liz Bauwens with a range of stylish & eclectic gifts, homeware & jewellery. Like many business owners, Liz was forced to close […]

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Scrolling through our local social media feeds these past few months, we have come to the realisation that Acton has its fair share of high calibre chefs and foodies. We’ve been salivating over the delicious dishes being prepared in kitchens throughout Acton and so thought we’d do a foodie series to showcase some of the […]

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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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A perfect way to host virtual get togethers with friends, family and colleagues. It’s been eight weeks since we visited a restaurant or dined somewhere other than our own home. The hardest part of being in lockdown is not being able to eat together with friends and family. If there is a silver lining in […]

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Pierrepoint sisters in Acton in the first half of 1700’s The following article is about sisters from the Pierrepoint family who came to Acton every year during the spring and summer months from 1708 to 1740. During the winter they resided elsewhere but because Acton was known for its orchards and pleasant air, many of […]

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