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Jason Stacey on Northfield

Council leader Jason Stacey visited the ward on 30th November to do one of his “Reality checks”. I was busy interviewing potential new headteachers for Little Ealing Primary School that day so I could not be there. The other two Northfield councillors, David Millican and Mark Reen were there along with council officers and representatives of ECT, the council’s refuse, recycling and street cleaning contractor.

Jason’s somments were published on the council’s website in the last day or two, see below:

Ealing Council needs to do more to tackle the issues of graffiti and dumped rubbish from streets in the borough’s Northfields ward.

Council Leader Jason Stacey visited the area for one of his Reality Checks recently and found a number of walls and street furniture covered in graffiti.

He found some shopkeepers and residents need to be educated about when and where they should leave their black bags.

However, he said overall the standards of street cleaning in the area by the council’s contractors ECT generally good.

The places he visited were: Midhurst Road, Mayfield Avenue, Ridley Avenue, Northcroft Road, Alley by number 47 Belsize Avenue/junction with Northcroft Road, Belsize Avenue, Derwent Yard, Derwent Road, Overdale Road, Weymouth Avenue, Airedale Road, South Ealing Road, North Road, Chandos Avenue, Little Ealing Lane, Niagara Avenue, Blondin Avenue and Cramner Avenue.

One reply on “Jason Stacey on Northfield”

Its was a very productive two hours showing the Council Leader and top LBE officers the nooks and crannies of Northfield, and also allowing the ECT people to see the handiwork( or lack of it) of their staff.

I must say that with a posse of about 20 people we did look like a bit of a day out!

Nonetheless real issues did emerge especially on parts of Northfields Avenue, the Derwent Road area by the tube station and also parts of South Ealing Road at the junction with Airdale Rd where ECT looked particularly embarrassed.

Lots of action points which will be followed up on to ensure that its all happening. A lot of it is just us starting to get the council to force the compliance that should always have been done in the first place – so its coming as a bit of a shock to few people; especially some of the small businesses around the area.

A nice proactive afternoon for all that and intersting to see the seriousness that ECT are now taking the street cleaning issue.

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