HCGA Fundraising Quiz Night

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.


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

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.

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H&F Brilliant Business Awards

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


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The Gardening Friends of Wendell Park

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

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Safe Camp 2017

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

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Free awareness sessions for businesses in Counter Terrorism and other services

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:




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.


Hammersmith & Fulham.

Counter Terrorism Focus Desk.

FH – Hammersmith & Fulham Borough
Fulham Police Station

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


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6.30pm – 7.15pm


Bring the family for a fun fitness session

Come together as a community to help those in need

Donate what you can


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Open studios: Chiswick, Hammersmith and Shepherds Bush 2017

Open studios: Chiswick, Hammersmith and Shepherds Bush 2017

Vote for Art this June

Once again, artists from Chiswick, Hammersmith and Shepherds Bush are preparing to throw open their doors for June’s art extravaganza.

Artists at Home – the hugely popular West London open studios event – will take place from 16th-18th June this year and is truly inclusive, involving 74 artists in 57 studios over three days.

Local artists will canvas the public with colourful opinions, strong views and an eclectic range of mediums, providing an opportunity to make an investment that will last the test of time.

You can browse the website http://www.artistsathome.net and plan your campaign trail, or wait for the printed guides, sponsored by local estate agent John Wood & Co. Ltd. which will be available from local businesses and dropped through letterboxes in the three-mile area covered by the event.

“This year more than ever, we feel people will enjoy a little escapism to discover wonderful art on their doorsteps,” says Jill Revie, one of the organisers of the event. “It is a real novelty to be able to see not only such a wide range of different types of art and craft but also to meet and talk to the artist and see where they work.”

Admission is free, refreshments are usually available and although artists are always pleased to make a sale, browsing is very welcome.

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The Great Get Together Picnic at Loris Gardens

The Great Get Together Picnic at Loris Gardens

Loris Garden, Loris Road, Hammersmith, W6 7QA
Date – 18/06/2017, 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Bring a picnic to Loris Garden on Sunday 18th June as part of the Great Get Together and Big Lunch.  The Big Lunch is a simple idea from the Eden Project: that as many people as possible across the UK have lunch with their neighbours annually on a Sunday in June in a simple act of community, friendship and fun. This year the mass participation day is 18 June and they have teamed up with the Jo Cox Foundation.

At Loris Community Garden we will have entertainment from Ella the Clown, music and games.  We will also be selling strawberries and cream as well as tea and coffee.

This event is sponsored by local estate agent, Finlay Brewer

Lena Gardens Primary School and Little Owls Nursery will be helping to decorate the garden and corporate volunteers from Odds Checker will be giving the garden a spring clean in preparation the week before.

All money raised on the day will go towards the upkeep of Loris Gardens

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May Madness 2017

May Madness 2017, Bees and Butterflies encouraging wildlife

Saturday May 6th, Starch Green, 11am-3pm

Together with Hammersmith Community Gardens Association we have organised four very successful Edible Askew May Madness events on Starch Green and along Askew Road. As well as being beneficial to local businesses, they have been much enjoyed by the local community.

There will be lots of other activities to enjoy including:

  • Belles of London City Morris Dancers
  • Clown
  • Charity Cake Stall and Cake competition. Entries by 11am. Judging by local chef and cookery writer Fran Warde at 11.30am. Email info@askewbusiness.co.uk
  • Dog show with Best Dressed Dog, Obedience and Dog and Owner lookalike categories. (donations £1) Entries by 11am. Judging at 12 noon by Brackenbury Petcare. Download Dog Competition Entry Form and email info@askewbusiness.co.uk to let us know if you are coming.
  • Ice Cream Bike
  • Craft Stalls. if you would like to book a table (donation £10) please contact Caroline MacMillan on
  • Croquet
  • Face Painters
  • Making Bees & Butterflies arts and crafts with the library
  • Plant stall

Come along and join us for a fun day.

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