Here are contact details for organisations and individuals that you might find useful – or even vital. CCA web team actively welcomes suggestions for additional entries.
Action West London
The Doughnut Factory
10 Warple Mews
London W3 0RF
Call: 020 8993 9605
Unit 9 Morris House
Call: 0208 735 4770
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. In May 2021 the Acton Central team consisted of:
PCSO Sarah Kearney
Police Sergeant Matthew Buckland
Police Constable Tasbia Ashraf
Police Constable Finlay Barber
Police Constable Ervis Kuniqi
Police Constable Rob Stack
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 councillors – currently all from the Labour Party:
• Daniel Crawford
Tel: (020) 8992 9353
• Abdullah Gulaid
Tel: (020) 8825 5173
• Sarah Rooney
Tel: 07824 358 020
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 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 Notebook describes itself as:
‘Our work started out as a passion project in 2018 when we set up social media feeds to support the small businesses on Churchfield Rd. We posted daily for two years before launching Acton Notebook to formalise our services and to make them sustainable in the long run. Passion for supporting our local economy still sits at the core of Acton Notebook activities. Our community projects Acton Unframed and Market W3 were launched with a mission to increase footfall and create opportunities for businesses in the area.
We are not a news site or a local forum (we leave that to others)! Our mission is to showcase all that is good about Acton and help improve all that is not.’
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.
West Acton Residents’ Association
Covers the area between the Central Line, the railway line that includes Acton Main Line, and the A40.
Do Something Good Ealing
is a platform covering Ealing borough, supported by the council, to help you make a difference in your local neighbourhood. Big projects or small helping hands, something useful, maybe something fun – it’s simply about doing something good.
Telephone: 020 8825 5000
Waste collections in Acton
See also ‘Acton Re-use and Recycling Centre’ below
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.
Acton Re-use and Recycling Centre
Location: Stirling Road, W3 8DJ
Tel: (020) 8993 7580
The centre is open all year round except for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.
No vans are allowed on this site, domestic or commercial and no commercial or business waste is accepted.
Scheduled to close in 2021 … and then the nearest is:
Abbey Road – Brent Reuse and Recycling Centre
Location: Abbey Road, London, NW10 7TJ
Tel: (020) 8937 5050
At the time of writing this there were restricted opening times so check their web site before travelling.
This is operated for Brent Council rather than Ealing Council but Ealing have said that residents from Acton are allowed to use it.