London Borough of Ealing
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|London Borough of Ealing|
|— London borough —|
|Motto: Progress with Unity|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ceremonial county||Greater London|
|Admin HQ||Ealing Town Hall, Uxbridge Road, Ealing|
|Incorporated||1 April 1965|
|• Type||London borough council|
|• Body||Ealing London Borough Council|
|• Leadership||Leader & Cabinet - Cllr Julian Bell
Chief Executive - Martin Smith (Labour)
|• Mayor||Cllr Mohammad Aslam|
|• MPs||Stephen Pound
|• London Assembly||Onkar Sahota AM for Ealing and Hillingdon|
|• EU Parliament||London|
|• Total||21.44 sq mi (55.53 km2)|
|Area rank||265th (of 326)|
|Population (2011 est.)|
|• Rank||15th (of 326)|
|• Density||16,000/sq mi ( 6,100/km2)|
|• Ethnicity||45.5% White British
3.9% White Irish
9.5% Other White
1.0% White & Black Caribbean
0.5% White & Black African
1.3% White & Asian
1.0% Other Mixed
3.9% Other Asian
4.0% Black Caribbean
4.1% Black African
0.6% Other Black
|Time zone||GMT (UTC0)|
|• Summer (DST)||BST (UTC+1)|
|Police force||Metropolitan Police|
The London Borough of Ealing ( pronunciation (help·info)) is a London Borough in west London, England and forms part of Outer London. Its administrative centre is Ealing Broadway. The local authority is Ealing London Borough Council.
The London Borough of Ealing borders the London Borough of Hillingdon to the west, the London Borough of Harrow and the London Borough of Brent to the north, the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham to the east and the London Borough of Hounslow to the south.
Along with Brentford, the London Borough of Ealing is the setting for much of the action in Robert Rankin's series of comedic novels, The Brentford Trilogy, which currently consists of six volumes. Ealing is also the primary setting for The Sarah Jane Adventures, being the location of Sarah Jane Smith's home.
330 hectares within the borough are designated as part of the Metropolitan Green Belt.
Districts in the borough
- Bedford Park
- Dormers Wells
- East Acton (also partly in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham)
- North Acton
- Norwood Green
- Park Royal (also partly in the London Borough of Brent)
- South Acton (also partly in the London Borough of Hounslow)
- West Acton
- West Ealing
Parliamentary constituencies in Ealing
London Fire Brigade
There are four fire stations within the London Borough of Ealing. Southall and Northolt have similar-sized station grounds and both house two pumping appliances. Southall attended some 700 incidents more than their Northolt counterparts in 2006/07. Ealing, with two pumping appliances, and Acton, one pump and two fire investigation units, are the other two appliances in the area. Interestingly, the ward of Northfield had over forty malicious calls made from it -more than twice as any other ward within Ealing.
Ealing has a total of 91 state-run schools and nurseries. There are 13 high schools under the domain of the local education authority, 12 of which are either comprehensive, foundation or voluntary-aided, and one city academy.
A number of successful independent schools, including Avenue House School (co-ed ages 3 – 11), St Benedict's School (co-ed), St Augstine's Priory (girls) and Notting Hill & Ealing High School (girls), are also located within the borough. The controversial King Fahd Academy is an independent Saudi funded school within the borough.
The borough of Ealing is extremely "split" in terms of ethnically diversity. The east and south of the borough, particularly areas like Ealing Broadway, Hanger Lane, South Ealing and Northfields, mainly contain a White British population. Meanwhile, other parts of the borough, particularly the west and Southall, are extremely diverse. Areas like Greenford, Northolt and Acton, have somewhat a mixed ethnicity. Overall, those who claim a non-white ethnic heritage make up 40% of the borough's population, comprising particularly South Asian heritage (about 20%), African and Caribbean ancestry (about 10%), Chinese and other Asian backgrounds (about 5%).
Various religions have substantial devotees, higher than the typical London average. Christianity makes up the largest religious group with 50%, Islam forms 10%, Sikhism 8.5%, Hinduism 7.8%, leaving only 24% in 2001 census who responded that they were either of no religion or on this entirely optional question did not state their faith.
According to the 2011 Census the borough had the highest proportion of Polish speakers at 6% of the population.
Ethnic-based Cultures and Community
The borough has a long-standing Irish community which is particularly visible through the number of established Irish pubs in the borough and the popularity of Gaelic games in the community. Country flags for example can be seen flown on the outside or hung inside of various pubs in the area, especially on St Patrick's Day.
Ealing and Acton have a large British-Polish community that owes its origins to the World War II refugees and Free Polish Army finding both cheap accommodation and work in the Acton area, which then had a high proportion of London's light engineering companies involved with government war contracts. This community has grown considerably including more shops with authentic Polish food since Poland joined the EU and its migrant workers have been able to come to the UK freely. This has also led to an increase in Polish social centres in the borough. In Southall which lies in the west the borough of Ealing and across to Hayes is one of the largest South Asian communities in the UK often which visitors often describe as "Little India". This community developed in 1950s.
Sport and leisure
The borough has four Non-League football clubs Hanwell Town F.C. and Southall F.C. which both play at Reynolds Field in Perivale. the other two clubs are London Tigers F.C., which plays at the Avenue Park Stadium in Greenford and North Greenford United F.C., which plays at Berkeley Fields.
- Acton Central railway station
- Acton Main Line railway station
- Acton Town tube station
- Boston Manor tube station
- Castle Bar Park railway station
- Chiswick Park tube station
- Drayton Green railway station
- Ealing Broadway station
- Ealing Common tube station
- Greenford station
- Hanger Lane tube station
- Hanwell railway station
- North Acton tube station
- North Ealing tube station
- Northfields tube station
- Northolt Park railway station
- Northolt tube station
- Park Royal tube station
- Perivale tube station
- South Acton railway station
- South Ealing tube station
- South Greenford railway station
- Southall railway station
- West Acton tube station
- West Ealing railway station
London Buses routes 7, 65, 70, 72, 83, 90, 92, 94, 95, 105, 112, 120, 140, 187, 195, 207, 224, 226, 228, 260, 266, 272, 282, 283, 297, 395, 398, 427, 440, 482, 487, 607, E1, E2, E3, E5, E6, E7, E8, E9, E10, E11, H17, H32, other routes 895, Night route N7, N11 and N207.
Ealing is twinned with:
- The district of Bielany, Poland;
- The town of Marcq-en-Barœul, France;
- The district of Steinfurt, Germany
- Data Management and Analysis Group, Greater London Authority, Demography Update October 2007, (2007)
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