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…Then he chucked a rock at me

Julian Bell
Julian Bell
Leader, Ealing Council
Good development ● November 5, 2019

The two housing estate regenerations that I’m most proud of, where I can see the tangible difference we’ve made, are South Acton and Copley Close.

Both hugely challenging estate regenerations, and really challenging also in terms of the social problems that they had.

In South Acton 15 years ago, I used to work for the MP, meeting residents and listening to their stories. Seeing grown men actually cry in front of me, saying: "I’ve been offered a place on South Acton and I don’t want my family to grow up with all the crime and antisocial behaviour and drug problems there".

At that point, 80% of people w...

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