Two ABN events on Tuesday 24 April

 Firstly: Our monthly lunch
 
We return to Beirut Mezze for this month’s lunch. Join us at this Lebanese restaurant, from 12.30-2pm, at 112 Askew Road, W12 9LB.
Eating is optional – feel free to come in and just say hello over a drink. However, they have a good, varied menu at reasonable prices.

It would be helpful for seating arrangements if you could email us on info@askewbusiness.co.uk to let us know you plan to come.

If you have a business you are welcome to bring promotional material. If not, please come anyway.
Look forward to seeing everyone there.
 

And in the evening…

 
How to manage your home in the digital age
Upstairs at The Duchess of Cambridge, 6.30pm for 7pm.
 
A look at how the world around our homes is going digital and what it means for householders. Nigel Walley of local tech company Chimni shows us how to make use of the new technology and stay in control.

 

He will also talk about a local history project and how he helps participants to scan and ‘digitise’ a treasure trove of documents and photos. People are encouraged to dig out and share interesting finds, and use email and social media to build up online records using Chimni’s online logbook system.

 

Come along to The Duchess of Cambridge, 320 Goldhawk Road, W6 OXF on 24 April. Doors open at 6.30pm. Talk starts at 7pm. Buy your drinks at the downstairs bar and bring them up!
 
PLUS
 
Calling local stallholders
May Madness, Saturday 12 May
 
We invite stallholders to book a pitch at May Madness, our lively annual event in association with Hammersmith Community Gardens Association. It typically attracts local arts and craftspeople, and others selling cakes, plants, books etc, alongside entertainers and other attractions. Interested in taking a stall? Please contact Caroline on southwold7@tiscali.co.uk. The event takes place on Starch Green, from 11am to 3pm, on 12 May.
 
 

Cheese and Fruit Tasting Evening

Wednesday 23 May, 6.30-8.30pm, Detour Café

Local gourmet Karen Gaudin returns to ABN to host a cheese and fruit tasting evening at Detour Café. Expect to savour a mix of both classic and unusual pairings, each one designed to leave the taste buds tingling with joy.

Karen, manager of Bayley & Sage in Chiswick, first grew interested in food on her grandparents’ farm in western France, and then at the family restaurant. Her knowledge developed while working at high-end London eateries.

At our upcoming event, she will be assisted by food writer and editor Marie-Pierre Moine – who also co-hosted last year’s chocolate tasting.

The seated tasting takes place from 6.30-8.30pm on Wednesday 23 May at Detour Café, 135 Askew Road. Tickets are £15, and include a glass of wine to complement the cheese and fruit selection. Booking is essential as numbers are limited – please follow this link to secure your place:





Zero Waste in Askew Road?

It’s Earth Day on Sunday 22 April, and the focus this year is on plastic pollution. It’s scary how long we have cheerfully ignored this issue even if it has been nagging away at the back of our brains. But the final episode of Blue Planet 2 with the pictures of young birds’ stomachs full of plastic pieces and the gross swirl of plastic in our oceans demonstrated the need to act so forcefully that I know I have to, and now. If I had thought in some miraculous way plastic was actually disposable instead of being near indestructible, I can kid myself no longer.

It was reassuring to find my neighbours around the Askew Road are thinking the same way. That we’ve not been looking after the planet our children and their children are going to live in, and we’d better make up for lost time. I was encouraged hearing science reporter Tracey Logan describe her Lenten pledge to give up plastic on Radio 4’s Easter Sunday programme, inspired. She lives in nearby Chiswick, and she has already persuaded the Waitrose supermarket there to allow customers to bring in their own containers to buy fish, cheese, or meat. And Waitrose have just announced they will stop using disposable coffee cups nationally this autumn.

And a new shop that has just opened in Chiswick, an Australian inspired dry goods store, The Source Bulk Foods  where you can bring your own containers. The owner wants to turn posh Turnham Green Terrace into the first Zero Waste street in West London. Maybe my neighbours and I wondered, could Askew Road get there too – or even first?

We’re not Chiswick and we don’t have a Waitrose. But every supermarket and cafe chain now has a national policy that pledges to reduce plastic pollution. So we can look up what they say and ask the local Tesco, Coop and Costa to deliver on those promises.

Our local small businesses may be easier to persuade than you’d think:  Kelly at Detour Cafe has been working hard to eliminate single use plastic and has even sourced straws made of recycled plastic. 
And she’ll soon be serving you in coffee cups that can really be recycled.

The greengrocer at Atlas is getting paper bags instead plastic bags for his fruit and veg.

But if we are to persuade Askew Road shops and cafes to reduce plastic pollution, we’re all going to have to think harder about how we shop and what we buy. We’ve quickly got used to taking shopping bags with us but do we pick products with the least plastic packaging? And when we get them home or to the office do we really recycle the packaging or does it go in the bin and therefore to landfill? If you need a few ideas, do try the Rubbish Diet, proven to “slim your bin” (founder Karen Cannard was on ITV last month). And buy a stainless steel bottle, preferably from one of our local shops! eg the baker October 26 stocks them downstairs.

Contact

Fiona Anderson
 fiona.anderson.01@btinternet.com
 

https://www.earthday.org

science reporter Tracey Logan describe her Lenten pledge to give up plastic on Radio 4’s Easter Sunday programme

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09xcs69

Waitrose is to stop using disposable coffee cups

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-43709656 10 April 2018

The Source

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/zerowasteshop-bossrevealstipstogoingplasticfreeonabudget-a3801116.html

Coop policy http://www.co-operativefood.co.uk/food-matters/preventing-waste/preventing-packaging-waste/

Costa policy https://www.costa.co.uk/media/439542/costa-recycling-infographic.pdf

In your home

http://www.leafeco.co.uk/how-to-be-zero-waste/

Karen Cannard

http://www.therubbishdiet.org.uk/plastic-can-you-live-without-it/

https://uk.keepcup.com/?country=United%20Kingdom#modal


ABN 24 April lunch

We are yet again holding this month’s lunch at Beirut Mezze, 112 Askew Road, W12 9LB, 2.30-2pm, .

Eating is optional – you are welcome to come in and say hello over a drink. However, they have a good, varied Lebanese menu at reasonable prices.

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

If you have a business you are welcome to bring promotional material. If not, please come anyway.

Look forward to seeing everyone there.


Canine Behaviour: the key to a well-behaved hound

Wednesday 21 March, Duchess of Cambridge, 320 Goldhawk Rd, W6 0XF, 6.30pm for 7pm
Author Nigel Reed – ‘The Dog Guardian’ – reveals his easy to follow method for a happy and well-behaved dog in a 30 minute talk.

A bestselling author on Amazon, he has successfully practised his method on thousands of dogs over the past 15 years. The information he shares will give an insight into how to communicate with your dog in a language they understand. In turn you will be empowered to address any behavioural problems and become a kind and non-confrontational leader that your dog respects and feels safe with. The talk takes place upstairs at the Duchess of Cambridge, 20 Goldhawk Rd, W6 0XF, 6.30pm for 7pm, on 21 March. To ensure the evening runs smoothly it is advisable to leave your dog at home!


HCGA Fundraising Quiz Night

Wednesday 28th March, 6.30pm for 7pm, The Thatched House, 115 Dalling Road, W6 0ET

Book early for the upcoming charity quiz night organised by Hammersmith Community Gardens Association (HCGA), supported by Askew Business Network 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.


New Initiative

Council boost for Askew Road

Dear residents and local businesses

Allow me to introduce myself: I am Jason Grant from Hammersmith and Fulham Council, and have started working with local communities to boost business and improve the area.

I enjoyed my recent visit to Askew Road and met representatives of several local enterprises. Now I would like to gain a better understanding of your business concerns – maybe there are issues that need to be addressed or other changes that could be made. There may even be something we could introduce to improve the environment and hopefully also your business.

I would be delighted to come and see you – ideally on a date when I can sit down with a group of you, so we can thrash out suggestions/ideas collectively.

Warm regards

Jason Grant

Jason Grant
High Streets Officer

Housing and Regeneration
London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham
Economic Development Learning & Skills
3rd Floor Town Hall Extension
King Street, Hammersmith
London W6 9JU
Telephone: 020 8753 3739
Email: jason.grant@lbhf.gov.uk        
Web:   www.lbhf.gov.uk


Useful neighbourhood Apps

We would also like to bring to your attention some “Apps” which may be useful for you.

1 – NEXTDOOR

There is an ‘App’ called “NEXTDOOR” which is for ‘neighbours’ in your area as defined in your settings. The website is https://askew.nextdoor.co.uk/.

“NEXTDOOR is the private social network for you, your neighbours and your community. It’s the easiest way for you and your neighbours to talk online and make all of your lives better in the real world. And it’s free.

NEXTDOOR’s mission is to provide a trusted platform where neighbours work together to build stronger, safer, happier communities, all over the world”.

People are using NEXTDOOR, for example, to:

Borrow a ladder, organise a Neighbourhood Watch Group, track down a trustworthy babysitter, find out who does the best paint job in town or ask for help keeping an eye out for a lost dog.

Specifically in the Askew Ward recently there have been notices of items being offered for sale (hamster cage, etc.), the Christmas comes to Starch Green notice, Yoga classes, piano teaching, flats for rent, etc.

2 – “LOVE CLEAN STREETS” [also “H&F REPORT IT”]

This App enables you to report items of concern to the Council and is easy to use and effective ….

Once set up click on “Begin”, Click on the map to show where is the problem, take a photo of the problem and give a description, add hashtag and category and then “Send”.

Courtesy of Cathnor Park Area Action Group newsletter.

 

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Christmas Comes to Starch Green

Tuesday 12 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.

We’d love more carol singers to join the throng. Please email info@askewbusiness.co.uk to volunteer. The tree lights go on at 4.30pm.

 


ABN November last Tuesday lunch

Our final monthly get together for 2017 is on Tuesday 12.30-2pm at The Orchard Tavern, 136 Askew Road, W12 9BP.

The Orchard will be providing the food.
A selection of starters and main courses will be available:

Golden Garlic Mushrooms £4.50

Hot & Spicy Chicken Wings £4.50

Pan Fried Breaded Chicken Breast in Garlic Butter £7.95

Homemade Baked Lasagne with Garlic Bread £7.95

It would be very helpful for seating arrangements if you could email us at info@askewbusiness.co.uk to let us know if you are coming and what your choice of food is.

If you have a business you are welcome to bring any promotional material, if not, please come and join us anyway.
Look forward to seeing everyone there.


Chocolate Tasting Evening Tuesday 7 November, 6.30-8.30pm Detour Café

Chocolate! Long popular in the UK as a naughty-but-nice confectionery, dessert or sweet hot drink, now so cool and on trend that it has its very own three day show at Olympia. There is much more to it than a quick sugar rush.  Come and learn to savour the joys of real chocolate with Marie-Pierre Moine and Karen Gaudin.  

Karen started her professional career  in  the family restaurant in Western France at a very young age. While training she developed her knowledge of food and cheese in particular. Then about 3 years ago a series of events  lead to a craft chocolate Tasting: what had been  just a interest became a passion.

Marie-Pierre got hooked early on the taste and texture of dark chocolate by treating herself to pain au chocolat on her way home from school. A food writer and editor she is now on the Board of the Academy of Chocolate.

Kelly Delautour is kindly opening her Detour Cafe for our sitting down tasting. The  evening will include a surprise welcome canapé, a (small)  glass of tawny port, a tasting of approx. 8 different chocolate bars, and a sweet ending. There will be a chance to buy raffle tickets and win exciting prizes. All profits will go to The Upper Room.

Ticket £10.60 for chocolate tasting PLUS glass of wine.  Space limited so booking essential, email info@askewbusiness.co.uk to book and pay.


ABN October last Tuesday lunch

Our monthly get together is on 31 October 12.30-2pm at The Orchard Tavern, 136 Askew Road, W12 9BP.

The Orchard will be providing the food.
A selection of starters and main courses will be available:

Starters
Homemade Carrot & Coriander Soup £4.25
Deep Fried Garlic Mushrooms £4.50
Vegetarian Spring Rolls £4.50
Hot & Spicy Chicken Wings £4.95

Mains – all £7.50
The Orchard Tower Burger w salad & fries
Pan Fried Chicken Kiev w potato & veg of the day
Spinach & Ricotta Cheese Cannelloni w garlic bread & salad garnish

It would be very helpful for seating arrangements if you could email us at info@askewbusiness.co.uk to let us know if you are coming and what your choice of food is.

If you have a business you are welcome to bring any promotional material, if not, please come and join us anyway.
Look forward to seeing everyone there.

 


Yoga talk and demo, Thursday, 26 October 6.30-8pm The Orchard Tavern, Askew Road

Interested in a holistic approach to fitness? Anisha from Wendell Park’s Lucid Balance will explain the benefits of yoga at this evening event hosted by ABN.

Lucid Balance is a community-centred studio offering bespoke yoga, barre and meditation. All classes complement each other and seek to empower you!

The yoga and barre fusion sessions are not confined to a particular lineage or style. They are a multidimensional experience – a synergy of movements woven together into a balanced sequence. What’s more, the studio is a social hub as well as a place to do exercise. See lucidbalance.com for details.

Please join us at The Orchard on 26 October to listen, drink and mingle with neighbours.

 


HCGA Fundraising Quiz Night

Tuesday 17 October, 6.30pm for 7pm, The Thatched House, 115 Dalling Road, W6 0ET

Book early for the upcoming charity quiz night organised by Hammersmith Community Gardens Association (HCGA), supported by Askew Business Network 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. £10 per head including food. Please arrive for 6.30pm, ready for a 7pm start.

 


Grab a desk! H&F Council offers flexible office space for local start-ups

  Hammersmith & Fulham Council is working to help local entrepreneurs and start-up businesses by offering new flexible workspace at Landmark House.

  If you are a local resident running your start-up from home or the local coffee shop and seeking your first office, this may help your business grow and succeed, without breaking the bank.

The strategy reflects our shared ambition to make H&F the best place in Europe to do business with close collaboration between academics, businesses, entrepreneurs, and residents.

Landmark House

In partnership with H&F Council, the owners of Landmark House in Hammersmith have agreed to provide the affordable office space for the next six months.

 Up to 20 desks are available in the fully-furnished office, with a rent of £265 per month for each desk. This includes all service charges, utilities, wi-fi and use of a communal meeting room.

Landmark House is a two-minute walk from Hammersmith tube station. It boasts views over Hammersmith Bridge and of the Thames, as well as air conditioning, 24-hour security on site, car parking spaces and lifts.

If you want a desk for yourself or your start-up, email: move.upstream@lbhf.gov.uk to discuss.

To read the council’s new industrial strategy, Economic Growth for Everyone, click here.


Policing in your area and the future of public access to front counter services

I would like to invite you to attend an event on Wednesday 6th September 2017 at 3pm till 5pm Newbigin Room at St Paul’s Church, Queen Caroline Street, W6 9PJ. It will be an opportunity for you to find out more about Policing in your area and the future of public access to front counter services. All are welcome to attend and there is disabled access at the venue for those that require it.

I hope you have a safe weekend and look forward to seeing you soon.

Kind Regards

PC David L G Williams 604FH
Dedicated Ward Officer (Askew)
Shepherd’s Bush Police Station
Askew.SNT@met.police.uk
Tel: 02082462709

Visit our website: https://beta.met.police.uk/
Follow us on Twitter: @MPSAskew
Join your neighbours on Nextdoor: www.nextdoor.co.uk


H&F Brilliant Business Awards

The Hammersmith and Fulham Brilliant Business Awards are back in 2017 with a chance for everyone in the borough to vote for their favourite local firms.

If you’re a customer you can nominate your favourite business in three categories: Best Fulham Business, Best Hammersmith Business and Best Shepherds Bush Business.

Each nomination counts as a vote – the businesses that attract the most votes win the title.
Closing date for public nominations is Sunday 5 November.

If you’re a business you can nominate it  for a Judges’ Prize from the expert panel.
Categories are Best Arts; Creative; Customer Service; Design and Interiors; Health and Beauty; Independent Retailer; Local Employer; New Business; Place to Drink; Place to Eat; Enterprise or Charity; Technology; Small Business.
Closing date for business self-nominations is Friday 27 October.
The winners will be announced at an awards evening on Thursday 15 November. See here for tickets or sponsorship opportunities.
Visit the awards website for more details

PUT YOUR BUSINESS IN THE SPOTLIGHT


The Gardening Friends of Wendell Park

On Saturday 5th August from 10.30 onwards a group of volunteers will be working in Wendell Park to remove the invasive snowberry bushes in order to create space for planting new bushes.   Many hands will make light work and if you can spare half an hour or more, do come to Wendell Park and help.  If possible bring gloves, secateurs, a trowel, spade or fork and it is recommended you wear sensible shoes and long sleeved shirts and trousers.   Wendell Park is a much loved community asset and this work will help to make it even more attractive. 

More information:  frances.fedden@btinternet.com


Safe Camp 2017

Safe Camp 2017 aimed at children aged between 8 – 16. The Camp will run from Monday 7th August to Friday 25th August at Phoenix Academy, W12 between 10am and 3pm daily. All children are welcome to attend. Parental permission required.

It is Free to all attendees.

Call 0208 7351589
 


Free awareness sessions for businesses in Counter Terrorism and other services

Dear Business Owner/Manager

The Hammersmith & Fulham Counter Terrorism Focus Desk (CTFD) are a team of local officers, working in partnership with the Counter Terrorism Command.

We would like to offer you & your team free awareness sessions in Counter Terrorism and other services.

We aim to contact as many businesses as possible & I apologise for the impersonal nature of this letter. Whether you are an independent small business or a large company with many outlets on the borough, here are just some of the ways we can assist you:

 Project Griffin: This gives a general awareness of counter terrorism.

Project Argus: Aimed at Managers. Project Argus highlights the importance of being prepared and having the necessary plans in place to help safeguard your staff, customers and your company assets.

Operation Fairway: Counter-terrorism briefing to raise awareness of suspicious activity and encourage reporting to the Anti-Terrorist Hotline.

Community Safety Zones: A series of regular forums with Police & businesses from a defined geographical area. The intention being to engender a sense of collaborative security from those involved through a series of services such as training, briefings, information sharing and assistance with Business Continuity & Contingency Planning.

Please take a few minutes to look at the following websites that provide further details of our services as well as advice on basic security principles:

www.cpni.gov.uk

www.gov.uk/government/organisations/national-counter-terrorism-security-office

 

If you are interested in attending any of our sessions, then please do not hesitate to contact us. The CTFD are happy to come out and speak to you to about any aspect of this letter or any other issues or concerns that you may have.

Yours sincerely,

Christopher Penman.

Sergeant.

Hammersmith & Fulham.

Counter Terrorism Focus Desk.

FH – Hammersmith & Fulham Borough
Fulham Police Station

Counter Terrorism Focus Desk
Fulham Police Station
Heckfield Place
London
SW6 5NL
Telephone: 0208 246 2837
Email: fh-ctsecuritydesk@met.pnn.police.uk

 

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