By Taz Virdee
An amazing 40 local people turned up to kick start our Big Local Conservation Area project at Cranford Community College on Saturday 30th March 2019. On a glorious day, we spent the first part of the morning digging and cleaning the site. This followed by an incredible lunch, freshly prepared by our cooking club participants. In the afternoon, we started planning what we wanted to do with the area.
We came up with the following ideas in our community consultation: Café, Picnic Tables, Teepee, Vegetable and Fruit Patch, Raised Flower beds, Play Area for Kids, Mosaics, Sheds for Storage/ Big Local Groups, Tyres (for planting in), Chalk Boards for Kids, Swing Chair Set, Fixing up outdoor classroom, Stage Area (on filled pond space), Fire Pit and Fairy Tree Doors.
Taz Virdee said: “We are delighted that so many families and individuals from our area are getting involved with this project. Our goal is to develop a community garden that will provide opportunities for local people to enjoy and a space to unwind and relax. Big thanks to all our fantastic volunteers who helped out today. We really appreciate your commitment and dedication to the Big Local."
Watch this space as the project develops in the coming months.
By MADE in HESTON WEST
Watch our film highlights! Spreading love and joy to our local community.
Heston West Big Local once again teamed up with incredible and inspiring Heston Action Group to clean up the Brabazon Estate, Redwood Estate and Harlech Gardens on Sunday 17th February 2019 at Cranford Community College.
Around 60+ passionate and dedicated volunteers, including members from our Big Local Youth Action Team joined us on the day, with many families and children helping make a real positive and profound difference to the community. Through door knocking, we also surprised and delivered around 80+ Valentine roses to local residents.
Read more about the event by our Chair Alan Fraser by clicking here.
By MADE in HESTON WEST
We held our third Heston West Big Local Community Volunteer Awards Celebration on Friday 30th November 2018.
This year we also presented our Brian Clark Community Leader and Community Young Leader Award in recognition of outstanding community leadership and work, this award was dedicated in memory of our late volunteer and community hero Brian Clark. The awards evening was dedicated in memory to Maria Pedro, Former Deputy Lieutenant for London Borough of Hounslow, in addition the awards were presented by Ranvir Singh from SACRE and Brian Clark's daughter, Debbie Siminson and son, Darrell Clark at Cranford Community College.
Read more about the event here.
For the list of all our volunteer award winners please click here.