Around Ealing October 2018 | Page 7

UP FRONT Cameras… action We are opening our fifth seasonal photo competition on 1 October – with the winner again being selected by the public and published in this magazine and on our website Entries to the latest Seasons of Ealing can be sent in throughout October. You know the drill by now. The idea is for you to send in your favourite snaps of anything of an autumnal flavour. It could be a landscape, a skyline, wildlife, your family playing in fallen leaves; whatever takes your eye. The key is that it has to be taken in the borough. We look forward to seeing your excellent pictures. The closing deadline for entries is 11.59pm on 31 October 2018. After that point, a panel will judge the entries and select a shortlist. These shortlisted photos will be showcased on a gallery on our website – and then everyone can get involved because the winner will be selected via a public poll we will run at Sweeping up Sweeping teams will be taking to the streets over the coming weeks to tidy up fallen autumn leaves in key areas. The teams will be prioritising spaces outside schools, hospitals and day centres before moving on to shopping areas and public transport stations. They will also be clearing steep hills and streets identified as having the heaviest leaf fall and anywhere that leaves are thought to pose a risk of causing roads to flood. Extra temporary road cleaners will be helping the crews during the heavie st leaf fall period, which can last between six and nine weeks across October and November, depending on the weather. For full details of how to enter, visit seasons-autumn-2018 Ready for winter? DID YOU MISS IT? At this time of year many people are tidying up their gardens and preparing for winter. But what do you do with all the cuttings and trimmings? You could sign up for the council’s garden waste collection or get a compost bin. Both options are currently available at a discounted rate. The council is currently offering a half-year discount for its garden waste collection service. It is now £57.50 for a six-month subscription (October- March) and just £45 for those over 65 or in receipt of means tested benefits. Go to gardenwaste or call 020 8825 6000. You can also make compost in your garden by using a discounted bin, priced from £17.98 for Ealing residents, from – and get handy, home-made fertiliser to help your plants and flowers grow. The bin is delivered to your home and comes with a handy guide on how to use it. Football competition Hundreds of people entered our competition for five pairs of Brentford FC match tickets. Be first to find out – sign up for Ealing News Extra email updates at around ealing    October 2018 7