A zero per cent rise in council tax and more than £70 million of investment was announced by Ealing Council last night.
At a lengthy meeting at the Town Hall, councillors passed a majority vote in favour of both measures.
Amid a boisterous atmosphere and heated exchanges between Labour and Conservative councillors, a full range of investment programs were announced.
These include more than £30 million for expanding the borough's primary schools, £12 million for regenerating Acton, £6.5 million for improving roads and footpaths and £5 million for restoration of Gunnersbury Park.
There will also be £4.2million for housing improvement grants to help vulnerable residents, and £2.3million to improve parks and open spaces
Over £1 million has been allocated to boost some of the borough’s smaller shopping areas and there will also be £1million for alley gating and CCTV crime-fighting initiatives.