The London Borough of Ealing ( (listen)) is a London borough in West London. It comprises seven major towns: Acton (W3), Ealing (W5, W13, NW10), Greenford (UB6), Hanwell (W7), Northolt (UB5), Perivale (UB6) and Southall (UB1, UB2). With a population of 341,806 inhabitants, it is the fourth most populous London borough.
Ealing is the third largest London borough in population and eleventh largest in area, covering part of West London and a small part of Northwest London. It bridges Inner and Outer London. Ealing's administrative centre is in Ealing Broadway. Ealing London Borough Council is the local authority. Ealing is the only London Borough to have adopted a flag. Ealing has long been known as the "Queen of the Suburbs" due to its many parks and tree-lined streets; the term was coined in 1902 by Ealing's borough surveyor, Charles Jones. This is reflected by the tree emblem seen on the Ealing Council logo and Ealing's coat of arms.
Ealing community action[edit | edit source]
Sustainability initiatives[edit | edit source]
Communities online[edit | edit source]
Food activism[edit | edit source]
Across the London Borough of Ealing there are 63 allotments sites. Most are council-owned but a few are independent.The allotments in this part of London dramatically increased during World War II as part of the government effort to feed the nation. To encourage the uptake of allotment plots by people who had no access to a garden themselves, a campaign was waged under the slogan “Dig for Victory”. Towards the later end of the 20th century they became popular again amongst the growing ethnic communities, as a source of some of their more familiar and traditional vegetables which were otherwise unobtainable in British shops. Some local organisations have now formally recognised some of the benefits that come from working on allotments and actively encourage their use.Ealing Council has also signed up to the Unitary Development Plan which it is hoped will safeguard the existing allotments from building developers.
Open spaces[edit | edit source]
Social inclusion[edit | edit source]
Video[edit | edit source]
Southall Programme on youtube.com
News and comment[edit | edit source]
Orchards project is bearing fruit - take a bite, Jan 27 
Ealing installs new ‘on the go’ recycling bins, August 14 
Ealing’s residents to earn reward points for recycling as Greenredeem scheme goes live, April 2 
Events[edit | edit source]
October 11 Community Fayre, Ealing Transition
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Wikipedia: London Borough of Ealing