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

 


Join us for our March ABN lunch

Tuesday 26 March, 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.

Objection to planning applications for coffee carts on Starch Green

2019/00434/FR3: Outside Ravenscourt Park King Street London W6
Full Regulation 3 – LBHF is Developer: Use of part of the public highway for the placing of 1 coffee cart maximum size 1.5 x 2 x 1m from Monday to Sunday from 8am to 8pm.

2019/00440/FR3: Footpath Opposite Starch Green London W12
Full Regulation 3 – LBHF is Developer: Use of part of the public highway for the placing of 1 market stall maximum size 2.5 x 3 x 1.5m from Monday to Sunday from 8am to 8pm.

1 Pedestrian thoroughfare

Starch Green is a busy pedestrian thoroughfare, next to a green public space that residents’ and community groups have successfully campaigned for the Council to improve. There are already problems with antisocial behaviour there, including drug dealing, and local residents do not not want to see a stall that would inevitably attract loitering, thus giving cover to those with less innocent intentions.

2 Inappropriate siting

The proposed location for this 12 hour a day, 7 days a week stall is against the wall opposite the green, and next to the entrance of the Day Centre for young adults with complex mental and physical disabilities. The centre needs 24 hour, 7 day a week access and a calm environment in its immediate surroundings.

3 Emergency access

The Centre mentioned above needs emergency vehicle access, on the Green entrance as well as the entrance in Ashchurch Grove. As the Grove is a cul-de-sac ,
it also needs emergency access via Starch Green due to the level of parking and deliveries in the road. The presence of the church at the Askew Road end also brings wedding and funeral vehicles which, together with the attendant crowds of guests/mourners both in cars and on foot can block access at that
end of the Grove.

4 A community space

Starch Green is much valued as a community space and is in frequent use for local events organised by charities and other groups. As part of their fundraising efforts, such events invariably involve their own refreshment stalls, and commercial competition would not be welcomed in this location.

5 Supporting local businesses

There are numerous outlets, including coffee shops, cafes and pubs selling coffee and other beverages within yards of Starch Green, both in Askew Road and
opposite, in Goldhawk Road. Residents want to support their existing local businesses , and it is council policy to do the same.

6 Litter

We already have a problem with the litter left by drinkers, and do not wish to add disposable cups to the mix.

7 Precedent

The introduction of the proposed market stall to this location, would inevitably make it impossible to refuse further similar applications.

People can comment by going to the Council’s website,using the reference number and searching via Planning Applications, then going through the relevant Comments page.  
 
But if defeated by this poorly designed website, you can comment by emailing planning@lbhf.gov.uk, putting 2029/0040/FR3 in the subject line, and marking your ,message
for the attention of the case officer, Alexander Green.

THE UPPER ROOM WINTER LECTURES 2019

Thursday 28th February

Matthew Morgan our anchor lecturer, who has recently moved from
the National Gallery to work for the Royal Collection, addresses the
subject of “Peter Paul Rubens – diplomat and painter of genius”.

Thursday 28th March

Sian Alexander, Executive Director, will speak about “The Lyric
Hammersmith – the theatre’s place in Hammersmith past, present
and future” and hopes to bring one or two of the theatre’s rising young
stars with her.

April

Our April lecture, the last of 2019, will be announced in the New
Year and will inevitably have a Brexit flavour, but who knows what
bitter-sweet flavour that might be?
Sponsored by
www.finlaybrewer.co.uk

Lectures are from 8pm until 9pm at St Saviour’s Church, Cobbold Road, W12 9LN
Refreshments will be available from 7.40pm
Donations welcome
All our eminent speakers are local people supporting our local
charity, and giving their time for free.
Please come, enjoy their expertise, and support The Upper Room.
Space is limited, so to reserve a seat please email :
uradmin@theupperroom.org.uk

The Upper Room works with socially disadvantaged people to improve their lives, and give them a second chance. Our aim is to help people overcome the barriers they face, in order to find work and become economically independent.

UR4Meals provides meals and essential survival services for the homeless and vulnerable.

UR4Jobs offers a multilingual specialist employment support service.
UR4Driving is an award-winning programme which helps ex-offenders avoid re-offending and to improve their employment chances by teaching them to drive.

If you are interested in volunteering please contact:
The Upper Room on 0208 740 5688 or by email: uradmin@theupperroom.org.uk
Please support the work


Police Dropin Surgeries

An indoor one-to-one consultation session.

2:00PM – 3:00PM, Sat 19 January 2019

Askew Library, 87-91 Askew Road, London W12 9AS
2:00PM – 3:00PM, Tue 22 January 2019

Askew Library, 87-91 Askew Road, London W12 9AS
5:00PM – 6:00PM, Thu 31 January 2019

Askew Library, 87-91 Askew Road, London W12 9AS
Further events can be seen here https://www.met.police.uk/a/your-area/met/hammersmith-and-fulham/askew/?introducingyoursaferneighbourhoodsteam=meetingandevents


H&F Youth Achivement Awards

Please look at the promo video for the Youth Achievement Awards.

https://youtu.be/N68j28essM0

Celebrating the achievements and talents of the youth in our borough

The Hammersmith & Fulham Youth Achievement Awards have been organised by our Youth Council and the Young Hammersmith & Fulham Foundation, with the support of local businesses and organisations.

The awards celebrate the diversity of achievement and talent of H&F’s youth.

To nominate someone, just fill in the short form at the bottom of the following page:

 

https://www.lbhf.gov.uk/children-and-young-people/hf-youth-achievement-awards

General award criteria:

The nominations can be from peers, teachers, youth or social workers and practitioners, for young people aged 11-25 who live, work or go to school in the borough of Hammersmith & Fulham and relate to achievements made within the past two years.

Nominators must give reasons why they are nominating.

The categories:

  • Young person who has made a significant contribution to others – eg young carers, to their family, to their school, or to a local organisation
  • Young leader – a young role model who has motivated and inspired others
  • Achievement in education – a young person who has made excellent progress/attainment in education
  • Young volunteer – a young person who has made an active and significant contribution to the community
  • Young artist of the year – across all the creative arts such as art, music and dance
  • Young innovator of the year – a young entrepreneurial / technological innovator
  • Community champion – a young person who has championed a real, positive change in the community
  • Overcoming adversity – a young person who has overcome and persevered through challenges
  • Green champion – a young person who has championed a positive change for the local environment

Nominate someone now

https://youtu.be/N68j28essM0

Nominations close on Wednesday 16th January 2019. All entries will be considered by a panel of judges.

Youth Gala

Finalists in each category will be invited to a Youth Gala at St Paul’s Church, Queen Caroline Street, Hammersmith, W6 9PJ on Tuesday 26 February 2019, from 7pm to 9pm.

 


Christmas Wreath Making 8 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

Tuesday 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.

 

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