Local Ward Forums
Ward Forums give you an opportunity to have your say on local issues that are important to you. There are 23 wards in Ealing, each one represented by three elected councillors, who host two Ward Forum meetings each year.
At each meeting the conversation is topical and diverse, you can raise any issue as long as it relates to your neighbourhood. It is an informal meeting, where matters discussed can range from traffic speeds in residential roads to the launch of a new yoga class in your local area. Councillors encourage you to help with problem solving, and sometimes ask for a show of hands to help them gauge if there is support for certain ideas. Information on council services, forthcoming consultations and events that affect your ward are also provided.
With an annual budget of £20,000, each forum combines the collective local knowledge of residents and ward councillors to recommend local improvement projects to benefit the ward. Examples of ward forum funded projects include new playground equipment, parking restrictions, art classes for young children during school holidays and a contribution to a local festival. If you want to host a street party, why not ask your ward councillors to sponsor it with a contribution from their Ward Forum Fund?
To take part in the conversation, go to the Ward Forum pages at Ealing Council’s website, where you will find meeting dates and agendas.