By Taz Virdee
Heston West Big Local’s stylish celebration of The Queen’s 91st Birthday on Saturday 22nd April 2017 at the Brabazon Community Centre was the perfect tonic for a sunny day – the food, the birthday cake, the big birthday card and our residents’ enthusiasm.
Maria Pedro DL Representative Deputy Lieutenant of the London Borough of Hounslow joined us and delivered a fantastic and informative talk about The Queen and the Royal Family to our residents and Big Local volunteers.
Maria Pedro DL said: “I was honoured to attend the Birthday Tea and appreciated the warm reception of my short talk about The Queen and the Greater London Lieutenancy. But none of this would have been possible without the drive and energy of incomparable Taz Virdee. Happy Birthday Your Majesty.”
We would like to thank Rachel Turner at Bounce Theatre and the Brabazon Estate Residents Association for their brilliant support on the day.
It is with great sadness to announce our local community champion and dear friend Brian Clark passed away suddenly on Thursday 14th April 2017. Brian was 84 years old.
Brian was the only original Heston West Community Partnership member who was still active on the board and was a stalwart of the community. He was a governor at both Berkeley Primary and Cranford Community College and an active member of Brabazon Estate and Heston Residents Associations.
Brian was passionate about the community he served and without his drive and determination Heston West Community Partnership may well never have got off the ground.
A few weeks ago Brian was involved with our Big Local Community Clean Up Day event, inspiring our young people and local residents to help make our area a much cleaner place to live. He was a true inspiration and will be missed by all. Our love, thoughts and prayers go out to Brian's family and friends.
Brian's funeral will take place on Wednesday 26th April 2017 at 15:20 at Hanworth Crematorium, Hounslow Road, Hanworth, Feltham, TW13 5JH and afterwards at the Queens Head Pub.
All enquiries regarding charitable donations to H.G Brown & Sanders 0208 570 3057 or to The British Lung Foundation: www.blf.org.uk
By Taz Virdee