Today we launched our Clean Up Ealing campaign. It is 100 days to the day that Labour changed their contract for waste collection and recycling, with disastrous consequences. Instead of improving the service, Ealing residents across the borough were faced with collections being missed week after week. It was such a disaster that 17,000 residents contacted the Council to complain.
During this time flytipping rose by 29%, and offical Council figures show that half the streets checked in May (47%) were found to be unacceptably dirty, compared to only 7% the previous May.
Labour refused to debate this issue at the last full Council meeting, which we feel is a slap in the face for the residents who have been affected by this.
In 2005, under Labour, Ealing ranked 32 out of 33 for street cleanliness. During the four years the Conservatives controlled Ealing Council, street cleaning, fly tipping, recycling, graffiti removal all improved. In fact, we were voted the 'Best Achieving Council' and were awarded four stars by the Audit Commission.
Join our campaign! We want residents to get involved by sending us pictures of dirty areas across the borough and stories of missed collections, so that we can hold Labour to account and campaign for them to resolve this issue once and for all. No one wants us to go back to being known as a dirty borough!
Either tweet pictures using the hash tag #CleanUpEaling or email us at email@example.com and we will put up your pictures and stories on our website and on twitter.
Together we can shame Labour into action!
Our latest campaign was to ensure Boris Johnson remained Mayor of London. Over the last couple of months we tirelessly campaigned for Boris in Ealing, and were pleased to see that he beat Ken Livingstone here!
Sadly, our GLA Member for Ealing and Hillingdon, and former Deputy Mayor of London, Richard Barnes lost his seat. Richard worked extremely hard for local residents in the 12 years he represented Ealing and Hillingdon and it was a shame he was not re-elected to continue his great work on the GLA.