I WOULD like to congratulate the Save Ealing Centre campaign on their public meeting last week, attended by 400 local people who care about the future of the centre.
It was the liveliest and best attended meeting in this area for many years.
But, having read the Gazette article covering that meeting, I think I must have been at a different meeting.
The audience, very much Middle England, gave Ealing Council a rough ride over its scheme behind the town hall for basically selling the family silver to ruin the area, and for its support for the failed development rejected by government inspectors covering the Arcadia Centre, and also for the lack of any proposals to deal with the Ealing Broadway Station interchange.
I am not a party political person, but at that very lively meeting the council got a roasting from those present, which was not reported by your paper, and clearly there is no support for their failed vision of what Ealing centre should be.
That being the case, Ealing Council should retreat and come up with a proper scheme that deals with all of the issue and not just a quick fix that will ruin the area.
The people have spoken and even this council must stop acting like Big Brother and back down.
Their complacency on this issue is highlighted by Tory councillor Phil Taylor's blog, which rubbishes those who attended.
It shows just what planet he is on and why such schemes see the light of day.
Heaven help us from such people. NAME AND ADDRESS SUPPLIED