On Sunday 12th December 2021, we held our Big Local Christmas Community Tree Event on the Brabazon Open Green Space in partnership with Creative Spaces London, Cranford Community College, London Borough of Hounslow, MS Society Hounslow, and Dan's Diner. Despite the rain, around 100 local people attended, coming together to celebrate Christmas and our strong community spirit. Big thanks to all our amazing volunteers and partners for helping us put together this event.
You are invited to join us this Sunday 12th December at our Big Local and CSL Community Christmas Tree Event from 4.30 to 5.30pm on the Brabazon Open Green Space. See flyer for more information. Please dress up Christmassy and wear warm comfortable clothing and we look forward to seeing you there. Let the festivities begin.
On Sunday 5th December 2021, our team of Big Local volunteers ventured out to clean up our local estates. We started with Redwood, moving to Harlech Gardens and finishing at the Brabazon Parade.
Taz Virdee, Project Manager said: “It was great to see the enthusiasm of our volunteers, together we filled over 12 bags of rubbish and luckily the weather held out during the clean-up. Big thanks to our dedicated team of volunteers, it was nice to see some familiar faces again but also welcome our new volunteers to the Big Local.”
The clean-up was in partnership with Hounslow Highways. If you would like to get involved with our next clean-up or community event, please get in touch at email@example.com
You're invited to join us this Sunday 5th December from 11 to 1pm to our Big Local Socially Distanced Community Clean Up Day followed by our activities consultation at Cranford Community College. If you would like to get involved and join us, please sign up here.
On Sunday 17th November 2021, the Big Local teamed up with volunteers from the Sewa Day Charity to clean up our local estates. Sewa Day is an international day of volunteering where thousands of good-hearted people across the world come together to perform service and experience the joy of giving.
In this short film, Big Local presenter Jassia finds out more about the event and interviews a few volunteers representing the Sewa Day Charity and Heston West Big Local.
Big thanks to all our amazing volunteers, Sewa Day Charity, Cranford Community College, and Hounslow Highways for their support.
On Saturday 11th September 2021 we held our 5th Big Local Community Volunteer Awards ceremony celebrating our volunteers who supported our Covid-19 foodbank programme last year during the pandemic. Together they picked, packed and delivered over 2,500 meals serving our local community. Big thanks to all our incredible volunteers and community partners and also Mayor of Hounslow Bishnu Gurung for attending and giving out the awards.
We congratulated Nafeesa Nisar on winning our Mayor of Heston Award for her work on the Redwood Allotment and Foodbank, Sharanjit Kaur and Jane Coker on receiving our Brian Clark Community Leadership Awards for their terrific and outstanding voluntary contribution during the pandemic. Lois Oflaherty won our Big Local Newcomer Award and our Chair Alan Fraser received the Long Service Recognition Award. Tarek Mrad won the Big Local Community Project Award for the development of the Podcast Show, Serena Lola and Anjali Parmar was recognised for their contribution in creating the Maria Pedro documentary and David Thurman, Jit Likka and Harry Parmer were thanked for their excellent support in serving our Big Local board over the years.
We would like to give a massive thanks to all our supporters, volunteers and community partners for their brilliant effort and support during the pandemic including Cranford Community College, Heston Royal British Legion and Keep Britain Tidy. Thanks also to Hayes Trophy & Engraving Centre for supplying the awards, Bantu Arts for the live music performance, Rhys Jones for the photography and Blaise Singh and Arfhan Razak for filming.
If you would like to get involved and volunteer please do get in touch or visit https://www.hestonwest.org/volunteer
We look forward to inviting you all to our next Big Local Community Awards at the launch of our Big Local Community Garden and Café next summer so watch this space!
New Community Helpful Hub project launches and the return of our popular Art Social Club this September!
Are you between 10-19yrs? Get involved to design and deliver a social action project across Hillingdon and Ealing!
Are you between 10-19yrs? Do you have ideas on what the future needs to look like for young people? Need some help to make your ideas come to life? Heston West Big Local has teamed up with Ealing and Hounslow CVS, Spark! Charity, EACH Counselling and Hillingdon Autistic Care Support to deliver the GLA: My London Enabling Youth Social Action across Hillingdon and Ealing.
Visit http://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/youthsocialactionproject and have the opportunity to win a £100 gift voucher - so act quickly! Deadline for responses: Sunday 1st August 2021.
Cranford Community College have partnered up with Heston West Big Local to deliver the Holiday Activities and Food Programme this summer funded by the London Borough of Hounslow. This holiday provision is for children who receive benefits-related free school meals. England and Manchester United striker and food poverty campaigner Marcus Rashford is fronting the campaign to encourage parents to sign up their child or children this summer.
The Youth Social Action project (aimed for 13 to 15 years old across Hounslow) will run from Monday 26th July to Thursday 19th August 2021 from 11 to 3pm at Cranford Community College. To register your interest in the project, please click here.