WITH the London mayoral elections 11 months away, the principal candidates are being invited to address the Central Acton Neighbourhood Forum (CANForum).

Sadiq Khan (Labour), Shaun Bailey (Conservative), Sian Berry (Green) and Siobhan Benita (Liberal Democrats) will be joined by Charlie Mullins, founder of Pimlico Plumbers, who is standing as an independent.

CANForum is a statutory body responsible for drawing up Central Acton’s Neighbourhood Plan, reflecting the views of businesses and residents in the area.

This plan sits alongside Ealing Council’s development plan (the Local Plan) and these, in turn, complement the Mayor of London’s plan (the London Plan). A lot of plans!

The mayor who draws up the broad guidelines for development in London and all councils and neighbourhoods must stay within them.

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Spokesman Alan Kasket said: “CANForum therefore takes a keen interest in what the next Mayor of London might be thinking in terms of development for the capital and for us in Ealing Acton.

“To find out more, we have invited each candidate to speak to us here so that we can have the opportunity to quiz them on their intentions.”

The first of these Meet the Mayor meetings is with Shaun Bailey. He is due to attend a meeting on June 25 at 7pm at St Mary’s Church, 1 The Mount, Acton High Street.

If you can’t attend but would like to put a question to Shaun send it to secretary@canforum.org.uk

Mr Bailey said: “I look forward to spending an evening with the residents of Acton. There is a lot that needs to change in London if we hope to build the homes - affordable to residents and sympathetic to local heritage - our city desperately needs.

“I have some exciting ideas to discuss and I can’t wait to meet everyone.”