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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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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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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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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How will the Coronavirus crisis affect the prospects of buy-to-let? The Coronavirus pandemic has taken a heavy financial toll on tenants in the UK. With hundreds of businesses suspending their activity temporarily or having to lay off part of the employees, many people have been finding it increasingly difficult to keep up with rent payments […]

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Churchfield Rd is starting to come back to life as more businesses make plans to reopen. As part of the government’s lockdown exit plan, shops currently considered “non-essential” such as fashion and homeware retailers are being  allowed to open from June. However, businesses such as pubs, bars, hairdressers, gyms and cinemas will have to wait […]

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