The Neighbours' Paper is a free magazine about local areas and issues written by volunteers from Ealing.
Find out about the activities of individuals, charities, community organisations and London Borough of Ealing.
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Issue No 89
“Welcome to our summer 2019 issue. As ever, this issue of Neighbours Paper parades the good, the bad and the ugly in our town. For over 20 years now this paper has been publicising the activities of local volunteer groups, charities, community organisations and the London Borough of Ealing.
Since the financial crash of 2008, we have all lived through a painful period of Government austerity. Since 2016, Brexit has made us all uncertain about our future in Europe and in the wider world. It also seems to have led us to lose confidence in our politicians to look after our best interests. Locally we are forever seeing huge cranes at work and endless road works – signs that private and public money is still plentiful. However it seems that money is now not available to house all those in need, keep all our Public Libraries open or to maintain some of the Children’s Centres in Ealing.
To lift the spirits in this issue, we celebrate saving Ealing Hospital A&E, indoor climbing in Acton, litter picking whilst jogging, and the countryside pleasures of the Brent River Park. We reflect on the lack of genuinely affordable housing, the likely cuts in children’s services, threats to our open spaces and the Council’s woeful attempts at consultation. With lots of outdoor festivals to enjoy let’s hope the weather is kind to the organisers and to all who participate.”
Next copy deadline is 31 July.
Neighbours' Paper highlights local campaigns
Our pages have carried articles on Fair Trade, the tram, the rats, major redevelopments etc - giving early airing to vital subjects..
We may be small, but cages get seriously rattled by our challenging articles