The photo above is Valetta Road in East Acton, the ward where I am standing on 22nd. It could easily be Spencer Road in Acton Central or Bollo Bridge Road in South Acton. Acton has had a terrible roads deal under Labour. At first sight this seems surprising as Acton has 9 Labour councillors and the leader of the council, Julian Bell, lives in Acton. Although Labour has committed almost a Â£1 million to Acton’s roads and footpaths during the 2011-2015 period that they have been in charge this still leaves Acton Â£1.3 million short.
The following roads and footpaths will be resurfaced in the 2011/2015 period:
As I explained on Thursday Labour is only spending Â£17.5 million on roads in the current four year cycle, a drop of one third compared with the previous Conservative administration.
If this cash had been shared equally between all 23 Ealing wards they would have got Â£761K each. East Acton has done least badly but is still short Â£287K. South Acton has lost Â£486K. Acton Central has fared worst losing Â£534K. Across Acton that adds up to Â£1,307K.
Why has Acton lost this money? Because it has been diverted to Ealing North.