ONCE again I am left wondering why the Ealing Gazette publishes an article which contains what I perceive as inaccuracies.
According to Councillor Vlad Barchuk Acton has "always been seen as an area between Shepherds Bush and Ealing rather than having its own identity." If that is the opinion of councillors and others who say they are trying to improve Acton, that may explain why the area is currently so awful. Acton used to be a place where people came to shop. There was a thriving market in Crown Street, several other stalls scattered around such as fishmongers and greengrocers plus individual family run shops. Then came what is called progress. Trees by the church were cut down and a great area of paving stones which one of the surveyors told me was beautiful. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder! This is now home to what is called a market. I think there is one day when fresh vegetables are sold. Otherwise there is very little to see or buy.
There are no longer any shops of quality on the high street. I don't know how much cash has been spent on all these so called improvements but none of it has been in my name. I have been told that I am not in the area which automatically includes me in consultation. I live within walking distance of the town centre!
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