Scared neighbours in an Acton street say they are being "plagued" by drug dealers who congregate in their area every night.
In an anonymous letter to getwestlondon signed by 'very worried Clandon Close residents', the unidentified group have said: "When the dealers finish their shift, they share out their ill-gotten gains and get high every single night.
"They are loud and abusive, scaring elderly residents as well as causing trauma to the very young children of Clandon Close.
"They openly sell drugs, create noise and cause criminal damage.
"We are being failed by the authorities who are not interested.
"We believe if this behaviour was happening in a more upmarket part of Ealing it would have been stopped immediately but the council do not care.
"The police have been contacted numerous times but the best response we have had is a leaflet through our letterboxes."
The letter continues to argue that in 2015, allowing law breakers to carry out this behaviour in plain sight is unacceptable, before repeating that residents feel abandoned by police and the council - especially as the alleged behaviour is being carried out 500 yards from Acton Police Station.
A spokesperson for Ealing Borugh Council said: “Ealing Council works closely with the police and other enforcement agencies when alerted to any activity that adversely affects the lives of our residents.”
“The safer communities team was recently contacted anonymously by residents of Clandon Close, reporting they believed drugs were being used in the area. Officers immediately passed this information to the police who, as a result of the complaints, have increased their patrols in the area”.
“If anyone witnesses criminal activity taking place it is important they call the police as soon as possible on 999.
"Alternatively they can report incidents anonymously to CrimeStoppers on 0800 555111.”
Inspector Graham Durn, Acton neighbourhood officer, said: "We are aware of the reporting concerning males in and around Clandon Close, Acton. South Acton Safer Neighbourhood Team officers are working with London Borough of Ealing colleagues and undertaking additional patrols in order to identify and arrest offenders and deter criminality."