I see in the Ealing Gazette Letters columns reference to an intention to build on greenfield sites, ie Perivale and Gunnersbury.
I would say this is defintely unacceptable in the eyes of the residents. These are recreation parks gifted to the council for that purpose.
I would be interested to know, as others would be, if Ealing Council has sold any land to developers during past years.
Mr Ian Gibb, leader of the council, seemingly stood and failed in2005 to become an MP in
NorthWarwickshire, and Ealing Council, under the Conservatives, is now considering charging motorists for parking on Sundays and holidays. May I say that the car is the main mode of transport and is here to stay for a very long time, and is more reliable and convenient than public transport.
Motorists will now drive to large shopping centres where parking is free, and that could cause a decline in Ealing.
Were councillors voted in to listen and represent the residents? They should not be telling their constituents what to do as Mr Gibb thinks he should.
To me, this is a future dictator, and all steps should be taken to reject this scheme.
I first visited Ealing some 55 years ago when it was a beautiful place and people were proud to live there.
I myself lived in and around Ealing for many years and saw many changes, some good. Now nearly all the familiar shops have gone, and in their places are many eating establishments and charity shops.
In my opinion Ealing is unable to support its present population and to build on greenfield sites should definitely not be the answer.
I have said on many occasions that some people in all walks of life run with the hare as well as the hounds, and I have strongly detested over many years hearing the much used words, 'what's in it for me?'.
So again, I appeal to the residents, take action before it is too late, and reject any future dictators; then eyesores will not be built and ideas not suitable will be destroyed by better forward planning and common sense.
A W THOM