A variation on a theme: branching out from Shopwatch here is what the cinema opposite the neo-gothic Victorian town hall has looked like for as long as I can remember:

The handsome art deco columns (think the Kentish Town Forum) are apparently intact but that’s it. To the left the My Old Dutch pancake house has closed.

Given that the area is home of Ealing Studios it is frankly a disgrace. The Tories at the recent Ealing Centre in Crisis meeting seemed to have no clear plan for any arts provision in the borough. If I remember rightly Councillor David Milican seemed to be telling us we should be proud of having such a lovely town hall which was not exactly the answer.