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.
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
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.
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 email@example.com to book and pay.