Here are contact details for organisations and individuals that you might find useful – or even vital. This site’s webspinner actively welcomes suggestions for additional entries.
Action West London
16–18 Crown Street
London W3 8SB
Tel: 020 8993 9605
Fax: 020 8993 0998
Charity, development trust, limited liability company and social enterprise. Its core objective is to ‘promote economic and community regeneration in Acton, Ealing and adjoining West London boroughs’.
Acton Central Safer Neighbourhood Team
23–31 King Street
London W3 9PLA
Tel: (020) 8721 2921 and 07879 694 811
The Safer Neighbourhood Teams have been established to deal with local issues and crimes that affect quality of life and to reassure residents. At present, the Acton Central team consists of:
• Sergeant James Bister
• PC Nweke
• PC Loveday
• PCSO Sarah Kearney
Among the things that the team tackle are graffiti, abandoned cars, noisy neighbours, drunks and vandalism. They also work in partnership with the local authority and other agencies. Find out more on the SNT’s website.
Acton Central Ward councillors
Acton Central Ward has three Labour councillors:
• Daniel Crawford
Tel: (020) 8992 9353
• Abdullah Gulaid
Tel: (020) 8825 5173
• Patricia Walker
Tel: (020) 8825 6377
All Acton Labour councillors (not just the ones from Acton Central ward) take turns to attend a surgery every Saturday, 11am–12 noon, at Ruskin Hall in Church Road.
Acton Community Forum
112–114 Bollo Bridge Road
London W3 8DD
Tel: 020 8993 6158
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
The ACF aims to empower local residents to solve their problems and improve the area’s quality of life. To do this, they bring together and support local residents and grassroots organisations, and serve as an enabling gateway between them and Ealing Council, councillors and MPs, local strategic partnerships and mainstream and statutory providers.
They also provide a wide range of direct services, both on their own and with a wide variety of partners, and run the Acton Carnival and other events throughout Acton, plus the W3 Gallery in the High Street.
Acton History Group
Are you interested in the history of your house, road, area or family? If so, join Acton’s own local history society for entertaining meetings, workshops and talks, visits to sites of interest, and a scholarly yet readable biannual magazine. Annual subscription: £10 (single), £15 (joint).
Acton Re-use and Recycling Centre
See also ‘Waste collections in Acton’ below
London W3 8DJ
Tel: 020 8993 7580
General waste can be taken here, and they will recycle most things – this facility is especially useful for large bulky items. However, no commercial waste is accepted and vans are banned! Open every day except for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
This community website – ‘run for and by local people’ – has up-to-date news about Acton. To participate fully in the forum and receive a weekly email newsletter, become a member – it’s free.
APPLE (Acton Play Projects and Leisure Events)
East Acton Lane
Tel: 020 8743 6133
The CCA’s chosen charity, which aims to ‘enrich the lives of children and young people living in areas of high poverty and social exclusion by providing free and open access to creative recreational and educational opportunities’. Based in Acton Park, they run play clubs at local schools and at the ART BLOCK throughout the year. The kids who go to APPLE are always the stars of the Acton Carnival and the Christmas Fair.
CARA: Creffield Area Residents’ Association
PO Box 54939
London W3 9YU
Covers the area from Ealing Common Station to Acton, north of the Uxbridge Road.
Tel: 020 8579 3131
Ealing Civic Society
Works to preserve and improve the borough of Ealing, in the following areas: conservation, green spaces, licensing, design, heritage, planning, regeneration, streetscape, transport.
14/16 Uxbridge Road
London W5 2HL
Tel: 020 8825 5000
Open to all who want to ‘recycle’ that special something rather than throw it away. Whether it’s a chair, a fax machine, piano or an old door, feel free to post it. Or maybe you’re looking to acquire something? You can post requests, too.
The Kids’ Cookery School
107 Gunnersbury Lane
London W3 8HQ
Tel: 020 8992 8882
Great charity that runs events and classes where children learn about new ingredients and equipment, and are encouraged to touch, smell and feel different foods.
Mill Hill Park Residents’ Association
Covers the Mill Hill Park conservation area plus nos 63–79 Gunnersbury Lane.
Waste collections in Acton
See also ‘Acton Re-use and Recycling Centre’ above
To enquire about any sort of waste collection, ring Ealing customer services on 020 8825 6000 or visit www.ealing.gov.uk/info/200489/recycling_rubbish_and_waste.
West Acton Residents’ Association
Covers the area between the Central Line, the railway line that includes Acton Main Line, and the A40.