Join us for our November ABN lunch

Wednesday 26th  November 12.30-2pm, The Duchess, 320 Goldhawk Road, W6.

Our lunches are relaxed and informal, providing local businesses, freelancers and residents with the opportunity to make friends and build relationships. While we attract many regular guests, we always welcome new faces.

If you have an event or project that you would like to promote, please feel free to bring along any leaflets or business cards.

It would be very helpful for seating arrangements if you could email us info@askewbusiness.co.uk if you would like to come.


Christmas Wreath Making Saturday 7 December

Ravenscourt Glasshouses

Join us for a festive day of Christmas wreath making, using pine cones, cinnamon sticks and other natural materials. This event is inside the Ravenscourt Glasshouses and is suitable for all ages. No need to book, drop in any time between 10am and 3pm, suggested donation of £6 per wreath.


Christmas Comes to Starch Green

Wednesday 11 December, 3.30-5.30pm
Join us for all things Christmas and to turn on the tree lights at Starch Green. There will be carol singing with Father Christmas in his grotto, his elves and suitably snowy scenes, plus bauble and wreath making, performers, roasted chestnuts and some surprises for all!

This year’s event, once again organised in conjunction with HCGA, promises to be another great family occasion so do come along and the theme is Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

We’d love more carol singers to join the throng. Please email info@askewbusiness.co.uk to volunteer.

 


HCGA Fundraising Quiz Night

Wednesday 6th November, 6.30pm for 7pm, The Thatched House, 115 Dalling Road, London, W6 0ET

Book early for the upcoming charity quiz night organised by Hammersmith Community Gardens Association (HCGA),  and sponsored by The Thatched House. It promises to be another great evening! What’s more, all proceeds go to HCGA, which manages several community gardens in Hammersmith and Fulham. Projects include: conservation training schemes, volunteer gardening sessions, environmental play schemes and environmental education in local schools.

Email bookings@hcga.org.uk to register your teams of four to six. Spaces are limited so book in advance. £15 per head including food. Please arrive for 6.30pm, ready for a 7pm start.

 


Ravenscourt Park Wildlife Area Cleanup

Thanks to everyone for a wonderful enthusiastic start to cleaning up and regenerating the wildlife area last Saturday.  A good day’s work all round with all the visible litter gone (around 8 bags full? plus bits of board, scaffolding pole and a suitcase).   Particularly delighted that Morag’s muddy gang got the logs, rubbish and overgrown vegetation out the pond.   We also pulled some nettles and bindweed from around the fruit trees, and started dealing with some branches that came down in the wind last week.   It looks better already and has so much potential to be a really magical place. 
 
Hope to meet again on the 9th of November to plant wildflower plugs and sow seeds into the meadow, which will have been mowed by then.   Date will be confirmed that as soon as the plants are sorted. 
 
Brief version of our draft plan of action attached – if anyone wants a pdf of the more detailed version or plant lists, email Jen O’Riley jenmtoriley@yahoo.com.
 
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Askew Ward REMINDER – URGENT – Have YOUR say on Askew Ward Traffic Proposals NOW!

REMINDER – URGENT
YOU HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE YOUR VIEWS AND COMMENTS KNOWN TO THE COUNCIL ABOUT THEIR TRAFFIC PROPOSALS FOR THE ASKEW WARD
BY 20th SEPTEMBER 2019.

You should now be aware of the documentation for the Askew Ward traffic consultation that has been placed on the LBHF website recently. Indeed some of you may have received a letter from the Council about this by now.

The proposals are shown below but can be found at:
https://lbhf.citizenspace.com/tts/cathnor-park-area-traffic-management-proposals/

There are only two options given by the Council so please give your opinion along with any additional comments that you wish.

Please let the council know your thoughts AS SOON AS POSSIBLE either through the link on the website or by email direct to alan.eastwood@lbhf.gov.uk or by letter.

This is your ONLY chance to comment or object prior to changes being made and roads signage and priorities being altered. If you feel strongly or disagree with these options then speak NOW.

For your information the CPAAG was consulted early on in the process by the council and gave an opinion after committee discussions in February 2019. We have not been made aware of any other residents groups in the area having been consulted about this.

Neither of the Options reflect the discussions of the CPAAG meetings held although the ‘no right turn out of Greenside Road onto Goldhawk Road does appear on Option 1.

The CPAAG made the following suggestions for changes to the traffic as follows:

A – GOLDHAWK & GREENSIDE JUNCTION

“No Right Turn” for Southbound traffic from Greenside (see Red) onto Goldhawk.
Westbound traffic on Goldhawk remains able to turn into Greenside (see Yellow).
Road markings to be improved to show “Right Turn Zone” into Greenside from Goldhawk.

B – UXBRIDGE & PERCY JUNCTION
Install “Proposed Temporary Refuge Island” in middle of Uxbridge.
Eastbound traffic on Uxbridge unable to turn right into Percy.
Northbound traffic on Percy unable to turn right onto Uxbridge.
A Committee member stated that the “issue of Percy Rd being a through route is only a problem at a.m. & p.m. rush hours or match days …. but still an issue that is getting worse”.

C – UXBRIDGE & BOSCOMBE JUNCTION
Install “Proposed Temporary Refuge Island” in middle of Uxbridge.
Eastbound traffic on Uxbridge unable to turn right into Boscombe.
Northbound traffic on Boscombe unable to turn right onto Uxbridge.

D – CONNINGHAM
Apart from any additional possibilities of traffic calming it was thought best to leave the road alone.
The issue of southbound traffic on Conningham turning onto Goldhawk was discussed and there was a consensus:
To allow Eastbound traffic on Goldhawk to turn right into Conningham.
To allow Southbound traffic on Conningham to be able to turn right onto Goldhawk.
It was thought that the traffic lights and the pedestrians crossing area by ‘Nisbets’ generate sufficient breaks in the traffic to allow for these manoevres.

E – CATHNOR ROAD
To remain unchanged:.
Eastbound traffic on Goldhawk unable to turn right into Cathnor.
Southbound traffic on Cathnor to be able to turn right onto Goldhawk due to current refuge in the road (part of pedestrian crossing).

If you wish to share your comments to the council with the CPAAG then please email: cathnorparkaag@yahoo.com


Askew Road Zero Waste Campaign success latest

Wonderful news from the Askew Road. The lovely Anna at the AGP cleaning shop, 124 Askew Road, is now stocking refills of Ecover washing up liquid, all purpose cleaner, laundry liquid and fabric softener. Please do turn your single use Ecover bottles into multi-use bottles by refilling there. AGP have made the decision to stock refills in response to our campaign, so please do support them and spread the word among your neighbours. Thank you to everyone who went in and asked about refills to encourage them. This shows that we can change the way we shop in the Askew Road.

If you want get straight back onto reducing your individual waste, here’s the perfect opportunity: Zero Waste Week starts on Monday 2 September. There’s an easy audit sheet you can download here: https://www.zerowasteweek.co.uk/grab-your-free-printable-waste-audit-sheet-in-time-for-zero-waste-week/

It’d be really useful to hear what all of you subscribed to our Facebook page think we should campaign on over the autumn.The focus so far has been talking to the shopkeepers up and down Askew Road about reducing the amount of plastic they routinely hand out. Their response has been very positive and keeping these conversations going is important. The changes they’re making may seem small like letting you bring your own containers for takeaways, and removing plastic bags from the tills. But it does all add up.

In June we signed up Detour, Laveli’s, and several other cafes in Askew Road to take part for the Refill (water on tap) scheme, and Danni & Carrie the hairdressers is also on board.

Natalie Taylor, Refill’s London organiser, is planning a stall at North End Rd Market in Fulham on Saturday 21st September and she’s looking for people to join her. She will be encouraging people to download the Refill App as well as speaking to businesses about signing up to be a Refill station.

There’s now a refill fountain at Hammersmith Station and soon a historic one on King Street will be restored, according to the Hammersmith Society http://www.hammersmithsociety.org.uk/water-fountain-at-pallingswick-house/
So what about a fountain on Askew Road? Where would you put it?

Recycling
Should we join Hammersmith and Fulham Council in campaigning for changes in the way our local waste authority works? Recycling bags from Hammersmith were among sacks from several councils Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall found in a Malaysian dump in his BBC investigation. And the council is not happy about it, see https://www.londonnewsonline.co.uk/fears-raised-that-recycled-bags-from-london-councils-are-illegally-dumped-in-east-asian-countries/

Targeting Tesco, Amazon and others
It’s not our small shopkeepers but the supermarkets and the online suppliers who churn out the most plastic, for example, Amazon and its new non-recyclable Prime packaging https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/aug/20/amazon-under-fire-for-new-packaging-that-cant-be-recycled?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other
Who would join in a letter writing campaign?

And finally a reminder that the Hammersmith and Fulham branch of Extinction Rebellion meets every Tuesday evening at the Duchess W6, check their Facebook page

XR Hammersmith & Fulham Weekly Meeting


Ravenscourt Park Community Glasshouses hit its target on Spacehive !

Great news! On Friday, Ravenscourt Park Community Glasshouses hit its target on Spacehive and is now overfunding!. The project’s only going to get even bigger and better with everything they can raise, so if you haven’t done so already why not make a pledge, or continue to share the campaign on social media. Thanks so much for all your support! The Spacehive team

This message has been sent to you via Spacehive by Hammersmith Community Gardens Association, Project Creator of Ravenscourt Park Community Glasshouses.


H&F Brilliant Business Awards 2019 now open for entries

Shine a light on your business and enter the H&F Brilliant Business Awards.

Simple and free to enter, the prestigious Brilliant Business Awards are the highlight of the business year in Hammersmith & Fulham. They not only acknowledge business success and achievement – shortlisted and winning businesses also say they help attract customers and help you grow your business.

They’ve been described by past winners as ‘an inspiration to other parts of London to recognise hard work and entrepreneurship’. 
  
The awards are open to all businesses and organisations in Hammersmith & Fulham and we’re looking for potential Oscar-winning businesses, organisations, entrepreneurs and social enterprises – and that could be you.

Judges’ Prize

Enter your business into up to two of the categories here and increase your chances of winning an award.

Best Community Focussed Business or Social Enterprise – NEW
Best Creative Business
Best Cultural or Arts Business (including visitor attractions, galleries, theatres and theatre groups, arts organisations, borough events)
Best Customer Service
Valuing Disability – NEW
Best Place to Drink (including cafes, pubs, bars and juice bars)
Best Place to Eat (including restaurants, cafes, pubs, street food traders)
Outstanding Entrepreneur of the Year
Best Independent Business on the High Street (including shops, street traders, estate agents, dentists, optometrists, hair dressers, beauty parlours and more)
Best Small Business (employing between 10 and 50 people)
Best Micro or Nano Business or Sole Trader (employing between one and 10 people) – NEW
Best Night Time Economy Business – NEW
Best Technology Start-Up
An expert panel of judges will then draw up a shortlist and decide who earns the glittering gong at the gala presentation on Thursday 21 November at Olympia London.

Entries close on Friday 25 October.

https://www.lbhf.gov.uk/business/business-support-and-advice/hf-brilliant-business-awards


Join us for our July ABN lunch

Tuesday 30 July, 12.30-2pm, The Duchess W6, 320 Goldhawk Road

Thanks to everyone who came to our Party in the Park last week. There was a great turnout, the weather was kind and a good time was had by all.

ABN’s monthly lunch will be as usual at the Duchess W6, 320 Goldhawk Road, There is a new summer menu for us try.

All local businesses, freelancers and local residents are welcome to this gathering that attracts a mix of regular guests and new faces.

It would be very helpful for seating arrangements if you could email us info@askewbusiness.co.uk to let us know if you plan to come. If you have a business you are welcome to bring promotional material.

There will be a break in August so no lunch next month.

Join our campaign to reduce single use plastic on the Askew Road. For details see the Facebook page, or @AskewFree


Party in the Park

Thursday 18 July, 6.30-9pm, Ravenscourt Park Glasshouses

Please join us at our popular ABN summer party in the beautiful walled garden of Ravenscourt Park Glasshouses, by kind invitation of Hammersmith Community Gardens Association. Located next to the park’s café, the glasshouses date back to the 19th century and will provide shelter in the event of less than perfect weather!

The £12 ticket price includes:

  • Tasty food by Detour Café;
  • Music for a summer evening;
  • There is also a reasonably priced bar, with wine from Askew Wine for sale by the glass or bottle.

We can only host 80 guests for this annual event, so be sure to book in good time. Tickets are available from Detour Café (135 Askew Road), Finlay Brewer (113 Askew Road) or online from PayPal for £12.70 to cover the admin fee from PayPal (please print out and bring the receipt).

SOLD OUT

The glasshouses are beside the café in Ravenscourt Park, W6 0UL. Go through the gate and find the entrance on the right.


HCGA Prosecco Afternoon Tea Party

A fundraising event in support of the new glasshouses. Friday 12 July, 3-6pm £20.

To confirm your place emails bookings@hcga.org.uk

 


Come along and speak to your local officers about any policing issues or concerns you may have.

Location: Askew Road Library.

Police Drop In Surgery Dates Poster – A4 – Askew SNT


Join us for our May ABN lunch

Tuesday 28 May, 12.30-2pm, The Duchess W6, 320 Goldhawk Road

ABN’s monthly lunch will be as usual at the Duchess W6, 320 Goldhawk Road, The pub was refurbished last year with new management, a bright new look and a new menu.

All local businesses, freelancers and local residents are welcome to this gathering that attracts a mix of regular guests and new faces.

If you have not been before, nothing scary happens, you are welcome to come in and just say hello over a drink.

It would be very helpful for seating arrangements if you could email us info@askewbusiness.co.uk to let us know if you plan to come. If you have a business you are welcome to bring promotional material.

Join our campaign to reduce single use plastic on the Askew Road. For details see the Facebook page, or @AskewFree


Who will you vote for in the European elections?

If you want to cast your vote to make a difference in these elections come and hear the arguments direct from the candidates.

Scott Ainslie – Green Party
Helen Cross – Liberal Democrats
Seb Dance MEP – Labour Party
Ben Habib – Brexit Party
Dr Charles Tannock MEP – Conservative Party
Jan Rostowski – Change UK

Date and Time
Mon, 13 May 2019
20:00 – 22:00 BST

Location
The Boston Room, George IV
185 Chiswick High Rd
Chiswick
London
W4 2DR

Some are going in to this election hoping to serve the full term as an MEP, some hoping they won’t have to bother. For some, this election is all about Brexit, but others want to get on to other subjects they feel have been put on hold too long because of it. If you want to cast your vote to make a difference in these elections, come and hear the candidates speak.

London will be electing eight Members of the European Parliament. Each party has a full list of eight candidates. The winners will all represent the whole of London.

Former BBC Correspondent Torin Douglas will chair this debate. Tickets available from Eventbrite. Our events sell out so please book tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.

Here’s the link to buy tickets:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/eu-elections-debate-tickets-61382416460?aff=erelexpmlt


May Madness 

Saturday 11 May, Starch Green, 11am-3pm

Join in the fun at our sixth annual May Madness event on Starch Green, organised in association with Hammersmith Community Gardens Association. This year, we look forward to:

Morris dancers; Askew Road Plastic Free campaign; charity cake stall; cake competition, Ice cream bike, crafts, jewellery and plant stalls; croquet; face painting; local artists.

As well as being beneficial to businesses, this spring event is much enjoyed by the local community, so be sure to come along! 


HCGA Fundraising Quiz Night

Wednesday 8th May, 6.30pm for 7pm, The Duchess W6, 320 Goldhawk Road W6 OXF

Book early for the upcoming charity quiz night organised by Hammersmith Community Gardens Association (HCGA), supported by Askew Business Network and sponsored by The Duchess W6. It promises to be another great evening! What’s more, all proceeds go to HCGA, which manages several community gardens in Hammersmith and Fulham. Projects include: conservation training schemes, volunteer gardening sessions, environmental play schemes and environmental education in local schools.

Email bookings@hcga.org.uk to register your teams of four to six. Spaces are limited so book in advance. £15 per head including food. Please arrive for 6.30pm, ready for a 7pm start.


Join us for our April ABN lunch

Tuesday 30 April, 12.30-2pm, The Duchess W6, 320 Goldhawk Road
 
Just a quick note to remind you about ABN’s last Tuesday lunch at the Duchess W6, 320 Goldhawk Road,  The pub was refurbished last year with new management, a bright new look and a new menu.
 
All local businesses, freelancers and local residents are welcome to this gathering that attracts a mix of regular guests and new faces.
 
If you have not been before, nothing scary happens, you are welcome to come in and just say hello over a drink.
 
It would be very helpful for seating arrangements if you could email us info@askewbusiness.co.uk to let us know if you plan to come. If you have a business you are welcome to bring promotional material.
 
Look forward to seeing you there.

Askew Road Plastic Free Update Meeting

The update meeting on the Listening Campaign will be upstairs at the Duchess W6 next Tuesday 2nd April, starting at 6.30pm and finishing by 8pm.

For numbers please could you email annie@askewbusiness.co.uk to let us know if you can attend.

Please note the Facebook group is now https://www.facebook.com/groups/AskewRoadPlasticFree

The Team


Name change from Askew Road Zero Waste to Askew Road Plastic Free

Join our campaign to reduce single use plastic on the Askew Road. The Facebook group has now changed its name to Askew Road Plastic Free. Askew Road Plastic Free You can follow us at https://www.facebook.com/groups/AskewRoadPlasticFree

 

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