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Issues We Are Addressing

In this section you can find the latest articles and information on the major issues that we are addressing as a Residents Association.  To find the full details of any particular issue, please click on the individual items on menu on the left.

Oktoberfest Follow Up Survey

Following the BPRA survey on opinions about the Oktoberfest when it was still a proposal (see original articles here) we are pleased to offer members and residents of Bedford Park another opportunity to lodge their opinion now that the event has happened.

April 2016 Wheelie Bins Update - Ealing

article-2539639-1AAD7EC400000578-635 306x303For Ealing Residents - The majority of the borough will move to a new recycling and rubbish collection system from Monday, 6 June. Residents are being asked to look out for a personalised letter from the Council explaining their new services.

Residents need to let the Council know which bin choices they favour before April 28. Details of the options available are laid out below.

Wheelie Bin Options

wheelie-bin-sizes-group-detailedThere are three standard wheelie bin sizes generally on offer by both Ealing and Hounslow councils with Ealing Residents allowed to purchase a smaller, recycling specific one in a few circumstances.

We have outlined their sizes and rough capacities below and have provided some helpful information on how to change the sizes you require.


Interim Results From Oktoberfest Survey

"Survey results show small majority of Residents in favour of the Oktoberfest proposal"

The interim results are available from the the BPRA consultation on the proposed Oktoberfest event to be held on Acton Green adjacent to Turnham Green. (See survey here). The survey results to date show a small majority in favour of the council granting at least a one-off permission for the organisers to hold the event. 

Survey On Proposed Oktoberfest

As outlined on our site in December, Ealing Council has received a proposal to run an Oktoberfest style event on Acton Green (see article below or click here).  The proposal has generated a mixed reaction, with many Residents against the proposa, but others voicing support.  There is also mixed reaction amongst shopkeepers and local businesses.  Click below to complete our survey of local opinion on the proposal.

Parking Issues

Ealing Parking Information:

Ealing Council Parking services can be found here:

Please note that Ealing Council stopped sending postal renewal reminders for Residents Parking Permits on 6 April 2015 and issue email reminders only if you have signed up for them. Please make sure you check your permit expiry date at the website above and sign up for an email reminder.


Hounslow Parking Information:

Hounslow Council Parking services can be found here:

Note: Households in a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) no longer have to supply insurance documents to obtain a parking permit.


The Oktoberfest Proposal


A proposal has been made to Ealing Council to host an an ‘Oktoberfest’ event next summer on Acton Green adjacent to Turham Green Station. This is a second approach from the promoter, a German entrepreneur named Carsten Raun.

Ealing Council have previously consulted with the BPRA, Acton Green Residents Association (AGRA) and the BPS on the suitability of the application.  On that occasion all the groups raised concerns about the suitability of Acton Green for a variety of reasons.

For this revised application two local Councillors Andrew Steed and Gary Busuttil attended a meeting with Ealing Council Events Dept at Ealing Town Hall, along with BPRA and AGRA representatives where we had a chance to meet Carsten Raun, hear his explanation of the event and discuss the details of the proposals.

Interviews From The 3rd Runway Event

John Stewart, Chairman of HACAN, talking after giving an impassioned speech at the CHATR event at St Michaels. He told The Chiswick Calendar ‘A voice for those under Heathrow flightpaths’ said the impact in Chiswick would be ‘devastating’, with an additional quarter of a million planes a year expected and the probable flight path running between the M4 and the A4, north of the existing flight path.

He outlined four key issues of concern should Heathrow be allowed to build a third runway: noise pollution, air pollution, the destruction of 783 houses in the path of the proposed runway and the additional strain on local road and rail services.

Heathrow Third Runway - Public Meeting

The Bedford Park Residents' Association is holding a public meeting on the evening of Wednesday 25 November at St Michael & All Angels Church, Bedford Park to discuss the Heathrow Third Runway proposals.   This reflects the need to generate awareness among residents that a Government decision is imminent, and that we need to make our voices heard.

LogoCroppedSmallThe meeting is being help in partnership with CHiswick Against the Third Runway (CHATR) and John Stewart, Chairman HACAN, (Heathrow Association for the Control of Aircraft Noise), has already confirmed his attendance and we are inviting other key lobbyists, local MPs and Councillors to be there.  More details of the speakers and format will be confirmed by the BPRA shortly, which we’ll update you with however we encourage our members to join and support CHATR as well as following the issues through our website and social media posts.

Thames Tunnel Update

Thames Tunnel Update

A quick update on the Thames Tunnel project which is proposed for behind the houses on Abinger Road.  If you are unsure of the details, then the Thames Tunnel project, as described by Thames Water, can be found on their web site here.

The Preliminary Meeting on the application for development consent was held in September 2013 by the Planning Inspectorate. A decision is on this application expected in late summer/early autumn 2014. In the meantime, a number of other hearings are taking place and the process by which the rights to tunnel under or near our gardens is being started.