London Borough of Ealing
—  London borough  —
Coat of arms of London Borough of Ealing
Coat of arms
Official logo of London Borough of Ealing
Council logo
Motto: Progress with Unity
Ealing shown within Greater London
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region London
Ceremonial county Greater London
Status London borough
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
Angie Bray
Virendra Sharma
 • 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 (2006 est.)
 • Total 339,300
 • Rank 15th (of 326)
 • Ethnicity[1] 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
15.0% Indian
3.9% Pakistani
0.5% Bangladeshi
3.9% Other Asian
4.0% Black Caribbean
4.1% Black African
0.6% Other Black
1.4% Chinese
3.8% Other
Time zone GMT (UTC0)
 • Summer (DST) BST (UTC+1)
Postcodes {{{postcode_areas}}}
Police force Metropolitan Police

The London Borough of Ealing /ˈlɪŋ/ 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.

Location[edit | edit source]

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.

The London borough was formed in 1965 by the merging the area of the Municipal Borough of Ealing, the Municipal Borough of Southall and the Municipal Borough of Acton from Middlesex.

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.

Within the borough are two garden suburbs, Brentham Garden Suburb and Bedford Park.

330 hectares within the borough are designated as part of the Metropolitan Green Belt.

Districts in the borough[edit | edit source]

Parliamentary constituencies in Ealing[edit | edit source]

London Fire Brigade[edit | edit source]

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.[2]

Education[edit | edit source]

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 King Fahd Academy is an independent Saudi funded school within the borough.

Demographics[edit | edit source]

The borough of Ealing is both religiously and ethnically diverse, similar to most of the capital's boroughs. In 2001, those who claimed a non-white ethnic heritage made 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%).[1]

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.[3]

Ethnic-based Cultures and Community[edit | edit source]

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".[4][5][6][7][8] This community developed in 1950s.

There are also churches and centres for London's Hungarian[9] and Assyrian communities in South Ealing.

Sport and leisure[edit | edit source]

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.

Transport[edit | edit source]

The numerous National Rail and London Underground stations in the borough are:

Buses[edit | edit source]

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.

Transport development[edit | edit source]

In April 2009 the council voted to support in principle a proposal for a North and West London Light railway.[10]

Town twinning[edit | edit source]

Ealing is twinned with:

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ a b Data Management and Analysis Group, Greater London Authority, Demography Update October 2007, (2007)
  2. ^
  3. ^ England's second language is Polish | UK | - Home of the Daily and Sunday Express
  4. ^ Harcourt, Gordon (4 May 2005). "British Asians' immigration fears". BBC News. Retrieved 2009-03-21. 
  5. ^ Philipose, Pamela (13 July 2003). "Voice from Little India". Indian Express. Retrieved 13 December 2009. 
  6. ^ Dhaliwal, Nirpal (22 July 2007). "Cameron is given a black eye by the real Southall". The Sunday Times (London). Retrieved 13 December 2009. 
  7. ^ Bhamra, Kuljit (6 April 2009). "The (untold) Southall Story". Asians in Media Magazine. Retrieved 13 December 2009. 
  8. ^ Rappeport, Alan (29 January 2006). "A Real Taste of South Asia? Take the Tube to Southall". New York Times. Retrieved 13 December 2009. 
  9. ^ "Magyarok Nagyasszonya Főlélkeszség" (in Hungarian). Retrieved 16 April 2013. 
  10. ^ The Times Comment on NWLLR light-rail proposal
  11. ^ Ealing Council.Twinning. Accessed 2008-09-19

External links[edit | edit source]

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Coordinates: 51°30′N 0°20′W / 51.5, -0.333

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