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EFRA Newsletter January 2016

Ward Forum Thursday 21st January

The next Ward Forum for Northfields takes place on Thursday 21st January at 7.30 at the Northfields Community Centre on Northcroft Road. Please join our Councillors and fellow EFRA members to discuss issues affecting the local area. We will also be holding our own AGM in late May. Look out for the date when it has been fixed.

Application for new Betting Shop opposite the Fields Coffee Bar in Northfield Avenue

There is a planning application to convert the former Video Rental and Replacement Windows shops into a betting shop.  Betting shops include automatic permission for high value gaming machines. If this was granted by the council, it would mean there would be planning permission for two betting shops in this short parade. The existing one is on the corner of Niagara Avenue. Once a site has approval as a betting shop, the permission lasts for ever.

Appeal against Refusal for Six Flats at 273 Northfield Avenue / Wellington Road - an Update

We were immensely relieved that the independent Government Planning Inspector refused to allow the end of terrace house at the corner of Northfield Avenue and Wellington Road to be converted into four flats, with a further two flats to be constructed on the site of the garage in the small back garden. Read our previous article on this application here and see a copy of the Inspector’s report on our website.

Cabling Works around Little Ealing Lane - an Update

Councillors have passed on to us a copy of an email about the ongoing cabling works in and around Little Ealing Lane, giving an update on next steps and possible changes to hours of working, pattern of lights etc to speed up the project.

Ealing Council email dated 27 July 2015

Parking Permits

During 2015 Ealing Council has been introducing an internet-only system for parking permits and visitor parking. The system is experiencing significant teething problems. For example, you are not sent a receipt when you pay for your parking permit by credit/debit card and you no longer receive a paper version of your annual permit. You therefore do not have proof of payment. We have gathered together some basic information which may help you if you have problems.

EFRA's Annual General Meeting 2016

 AGM on Wednesday 25th May at 7.30pm at the LOG CABIN