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The London Borough of Ealing ( ) is an Outer London borough in West London.

Location

The London Borough of Ealing borders the London Borough of Hillingdonmarker to the west, the London Borough of Harrowmarker and the London Borough of Brentmarker to the north, the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulhammarker to the east and the London Borough of Hounslowmarker to the south.

The London borough was formed in 1965 by the merging the area of the Municipal Borough of Ealingmarker, the Municipal Borough of Southallmarker and the Municipal Borough of Actonmarker from Middlesexmarker

Along with Brentfordmarker, 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.

In 2006 the borough was said to have "one of the largest Polishmarker communities in the country".

Within the borough are two garden suburbs, Brentham Garden Suburbmarker and Bedford Parkmarker.

Districts in the borough



Parliamentary constituencies in Ealing



London Fire Brigade

There are four fire stations within the London Borough of Ealing. Southallmarker and Northoltmarker have similar-sized station grounds and both house two pumping appliances. Southall attended some 700 incidents more than their Northolt counterparts in 2006/07. Ealingmarker, with two pumping appliances, and Actonmarker, 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.

Education

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.

Transport

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

Transport development

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

Town twinning

Ealing is twinned with:



References

  1. Ealing Times, 21st August 2006, Eighth Celebration of Polish Culture, Ealingtimes.co.uk
  2. London-fire.gov.uk
  3. The Times Comment on NWLLR light-rail proposal
  4. Ealing Council. Twinning. Accessed 2008-09-19


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