UP FRONT 1 Another 18 community groups in Southall have received money from the Southall Champions Fund which was set up last year as part of the Southall Big Plan and has awarded cash to help projects looking to improve life in the town. Eight community projects were backed in 2013. Information and progress updates are available at www.southallbigplan.com 2 One of London’s architectural treasures will be fully restored thanks to a £4.42million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Pitzhanger Manor House in Ealing is Grade I listed and was the home of one of Britain’s greatest architects, Sir John Soane. Ealing Council, in partnership with Pitzhanger Manor Trust, is leading a project to completely restore the building, upgrade the 1939 art gallery extension and reintegrate the buildings with the adjoining Walpole Park, originally the grounds of Soane’s home, which is also being restored. See pages 16-17. 3 Ealing Council is investing £102,000 in improved street lighting in nine crime ‘hotspots’ across the borough. This includes New Broadway and Mattock Lane in Ealing, as well as Uxbridge Road and Copley Close in Hanwell. The council worked in partnership with the police to select locations through analysis of statistics and intelligence about areas at high risk of criminal activity and anti-social behaviour. The improvements are expected to be completed in November. Find the full list of locations at www.ealing.gov.uk speedread 4 around ealing Summer 2014 Our new mayors The new mayor of Ealing for 2014-15 is Councillor Tej Bagha (pictured right) after being elected by fellow councillors. He will hold ofﬁce for a full year and succeeds outgoing mayor, Councillor Kamaljit Dhindsa. The new mayor will be assisted in his duties by newly-appointed deputy mayor Councillor Harbhajan Kaur Dheer. See the next edition of Around Ealing for more information or visit www.ealing.gov.uk Meanwhile, Tejas Dattani (left), 15, has been elected as Ealing’s sixth youth mayor. He will serve for 2014/15 and is a student at Featherstone High School, Southall. His deputy will be James Panton, 19, who attends Acton College. Tejas competed against nine other candidates during a two-week campaign which culminated in a vote by young people aged 15-19. Visit www.youngealing.co.uk Collection days change There will not be any waste and recycling collections on the bank holiday of Monday, 25 August, and collections that week will take place one day later than normal: Usual collection day Monday, 25 August Tuesday, 26 August Wednesday, 27 August Thursday, 28 August Friday, 29 August New collection day Tuesday, 26 August day, Wednesday, 27 August y, Thursday, 28 August 9 Friday, 29 August , Saturday, 30 August n Collections will return to normal on Monday, ou 1 September. Please make sure you leave your containers at the front boundary of your property before 7am of your revised collection day.