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 at our Career's Event - Check out all the latest job opportunities in our local area!
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.
Boccia Success! Brilliant turnout at our first-ever disability sports tournament
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
Hapa-Zome comes to Brabazon! Let's Get Outside and Learn teams up with Big Local's and Certitude's Art Club
By Layba Nisar
On Tuesday 19th April 2022, we had our amazing group of participants from Heston West Big Local and Certitude take part in an art workshop led by Sarah and Lucie at Lets Go Outside and Learn. The type of art we were doing was called Hapa-Zome, Japanese technique of smashing flowers and leaves into fabric. The session was relaxing and fun and we created several pieces of art fabric. It was a unique and creative way to enjoy the outdoors whilst making art. Richard, one of our participants said: “I loved it today, really fun and lovely to see everyone together. I wanted to try something new and the fabrics told a different story.”
10-19yrs old? Get involved Youth Social Action and help make a difference to your local community!
Calling all 10-19yrs olds! We've teamed up with Ealing Hounslow CVS, Hillingdon Autistic Care and Support, Spark! and EACH Counselling & Support to enable local young people to get involved with youth social action in their communities. Come along to our taster workshop at Cranford Community College on Sunday 13th March 2022 from 11 to 2pm to learn more about this amazing opportunity. Supported by Mayor of London.
For more information please contact Taz on 07840047771.
Sign up here.
Half-Term Smash Hit!
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.