Heston West Big Local delivered several activities during February Half-Term, including: Valentine's Community Clean Up Day, Youth Music School, Outdoor Arts and Crafts with LGOAL and a visit to Gunnersbury Park Museum. In addition, the Big Local ran the Cooking Club in partnership with Chiswick House and Gardens, Art Social Club and One Stop Shop and Family Boxing Sessions. In total the Big Local engaged with over 80 people during half-term, many people getting involved for the first time since the pandemic.
The Community Clean Up was a great success, 25 volunteers helped clear up the local estates and together collected over 20 full bags of rubbish, supported by Hounslow Highways. The trip to Gunnersbury Park Museum was enjoyed by the participants, together (supported by Food Connects) they created their own e-zine about food, recipes, culture and history. The Youth Music School was tasked with creating the Big Local's new charity song for C-Change West London.
The Outdoor Arts and Crafts with GLCOAL was a good success, celebrating Chinese New Year with fun and sociable activities, including: clay modelling, treasure hunt and lantern making.
Overall the half-term week was successful in re-engaging local people back into the Big Local.