#bethechange Youth Social Action Volunteering Opportunities - Join us on Saturday 24th September 2022!
Are you aged 10-19yrs old? Interested in volunteering and youth social action?
Do you need voluntary work for your Duke of Edinburgh or Jack Petchey Awards? Look no further. Join us on Saturday 24th September from 11 to 12.30pm at West Ealing Library to learn more about how to get involved. The project is in partnership with the Mayor of London, Ealing Hounslow CVS, Hillingdon Autistic Care and Support, Spark! Charity and EACH.
To sign up or for more information please contact Saara Suortti on email@example.com
By Inder Ramdeva
Meet Inder Ramdeva! Inder is 20 years old and has been involved with Heston West Big Local for nearly a year, volunteering at community events and supporting activities. He joined our Big Local Film Club a few months ago. Inder is particularly interested in acting, editing, and producing. Inder is also passionate about photography, below are a few examples of his most recent work, showcasing our local community in Heston and Cranford.
By Devinder Ramdeva
Hi I’m Devinder and I have been a volunteer with Heston West Big Local since October 2021. I was given the opportunity to be part of the Youth Film Club, being involved has given me the chance to grow and to become confident behind and in front of the camera. I feel the Film Club is a fun space to be in where creative minds can come together to create something unique. At the Film Club, we work as a team to create and develop ideas for short films and documentaries focused on specific issues, which we then upload to YouTube. The most recent project we worked on was the Batman film which was exciting to be involved with.
We need your support this Saturday from 10.30 to 1pm at the Go Hounslow Event held at Cranford Community College. We have applied for TWO community projects: Family Boxing and Bingo Over 60s. We will be presenting our project to an audience and need your help to vote for our project but also support others in our community.
The event is FREE but your support will be PRICELESS.
To vote, you must come before we start, prompt at 11am, to be eligible. Every person and vote counts. We'd love your support! If you can attend, please do, more the merrier too.
We look forward to seeing you all on Saturday
On Sunday 5th June 2022 we held our Big Local and Summer of Culture Queen Platinum Jubilee Event at the Brabazon Community Centre. In partnership with Creative Spaces London (CSL) and Bantu Arts, we had over 130 residents join in on the celebrations. Bantu Arts were amazing delivering drumming masterclasses and live performances.
CSL inspired the community to create Jubilee-themed art and accessories. Our Big Local Youth Film Club participants captured the event, interviewing attendees including the London Borough of Hounslow’s newly elected leader and Heston West ward councillor Shantanu Rajawat.
Overall, the event was a big success, drawing in residents from across the local area.
A big thanks to all our incredible Heston West Big Local volunteers for organising and supporting the event and our community partners and friends. Thanks also to the London Borough of Hounslow for their amazing support in funding the event through their Summer of Culture and Thriving Communities grants.
Thank you to everyone who attended, without you, we couldn’t do it!
Happy 96th Birthday and Platinum Jubilee to our Queen!
Join us on Tuesday 21st June 2022 at our Careers Event drop-in, in partnership with the London Borough of Hounslow from 3 to 5pm at Brabazon Community Centre to find out about all the latest job opportunities in our local area and access to training and support.
On Saturday 11th June 2022, in partnership with London Borough of Hounslow’s Public Health department. Big Local volunteers Tarek Mrad and Ramandeep Mann organised the borough’s first ever Community Boccia Event at Cranford Community College.
We had over 70 local people attend, including residents from day care centres and supported living accommodations across the borough. Big thanks to London Borough of Hounslow for their support. Special thanks to all our Big Local volunteers, participants and supporters on the day.
You're invited to join us on Saturday 11th June from 1-3pm for our Big Local Boccia Tournament, supported by Public Health Hounslow held at Cranford Community College. Boccia is a Paralympic sport and fully inclusive for all abilities. We will also be joined by Hounslow's Outreach Team.
Please see the flyer for more information. If you would like to volunteer / participate please click here.
We've partnered up with Bantu Arts and Creative Spaces London for our Big Local and Summer of Culture Queen's Jubilee Event on our local estates. We will bring live African Music and Performance and Creative Arts for Families to your doorstep.
You can also sign up for a free Jubilee Party Pack, click here to order a pack.
Please see timings below on the day and we look forward to seeing you there!
Sunday 5th June 2022
1pm - 1.45pm: Redwood Estate (Sports / Allotment Area)
2pm - 2.45pm: Brabazon Estate (Brabazon Community Centre)
3pm - 3.45pm: Harlech Gardens (HWBL Flowerbed Area)
If you would to help out on the day please get in touch with us. Big thanks to London Borough of Hounslow's Summer of Culture and Thriving Communities Fund for making this happen.
Where do we go from here? HWBL featured in Local Trust's Essay about how Covid influenced community action