Around Ealing February 2018 - Page 8

UP FRONT Competition winner This snowy avenue of trees near Scotch Common in Ealing was the picture you voted for as the winner of our second Seasons of Ealing photograph competition. It was taken by Imran Malik, of Ealing, and he won the winter contest with just over 29% of the public vote. Readers voted for their favourite on our EalingLondon Facebook page. The runner-up was a picture of a sparrow on a snowy garden fence by Harpreet Gehdu, closely followed by Gavin Glean’s image of Hanwell Community Centre in the snow. These two garnered 21% and 20.4% respectively. You can still view all nine shortlisted entries at A smart move Business owner Matt Cribb Thanks to the council’s smart business grants, an Acton-based business has improved its energy efficiency and slashed its lighting bills. Other businesses can now find out if they can save money too. With help from the council, Freefo rm Design and Constructions Ltd installed new LED lighting in its warehouse, where it constructs sets and scenery for TV and film. “Reviewing efficiency is a constant business necessity, and to have external help and funding to achieve it is a real bonus,” said owner Matt Cribb. Register an interest and find out more about the smart business grants by visiting or by emailing [email protected] Read the full story at smart-energy 8 around ealing    February 2018 SPRING COMPETITION The spring Seasons of Ealing competition will open on 1 April 2018. Keep an eye on for details – and register there for free email updates. Honours Councillor Ranjit Dheer, the council’s deputy leader, has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours for services to local government and to charity. Councillor Dheer is also the council’s portfolio holder for community services and safety. The council’s assistant director of children’s services Marcella Phelan will get an MBE for services to young people. Visit Travel funds West Ealing is to see £8million funding for projects that will aim to reduce traffic and encourage walking, cycling and the use of public transport. This will include links to the new Elizabeth (Crossrail) line station. Most of the money, £6.5 million, has come from a Liveable Neighbourhoods scheme run by the Mayor of London and Transport for London, after our borough was one of seven areas chosen. Read more at features/liveable-neighbourhoods