This edition seems an exceptionally mixed bag. Looming over us is the General Election in May. It is difficult to be happy with politicians. Our Council has to consider closing Heller House, Carlton Road or the Solace day centres that are support services for the most vulnerable in our community and their carers. Cuts also affect the NHS and even our Hospital is under threat. In contrast, there are those wonderful volunteers that bring good things to peoples' lives. Read about Perivale Concerts, Palestine Twinning and the Boys' Brigade. There is also some information on Ealing old and new! Meanwhile two NP contributors pose the question: 'Is it even worth voting at all?'