Turning 40 is a milestone event especially for a community garden that started out with temporary permission to transform a 4 acre derelict wasteland into a lush green oasis in the heart of the city. Through extensive voluntary support Meanwhile Gardens now wants to thank and recognise the community support we have had over the last 40 years with a Big Birthday Bash! A community festival in Meanwhile Gardens will showcase local talent including live music, dance and poetry as well as extreme sports at our skate park (one of the first built in the country) tours of the Gardens, food, children's entertainment, mobile animal farm, arts and craft activities and stalls. The event will involve volunteers and provide opportunities for other local groups to highlight their work. A fun day out for all the family in Meanwhile Gardens.
The Environment, Leisure, and Residential Services division of RBKC is working with the Portobello and Golborne Road Market Traders, and the Westway Trust to deploy a reliable & robust free wifi service for all those who come to enjoy the Market. We are all joining forces for the first time to create a digital portal for social media to interact with the public and grow market and community awareness. Our goal is to promote our local vendors, artists, and goods. We will deploy a secure electronic payments system for the market traders for cashless transactions and increase our CCTV presence to promote safety in this area of massive footfall. We want visitors to enjoy what's on offer and be aware of the special events and promotions happening in the area.
With a long standing history of serving this minority within a minority, it is well known that older Arabic speaking men and women are exceedingly isolated and marginalised. This is for a number of factors from their home life to the language barriers to the discrimination they encounter on a day to day basis. We have always encouraged integration with other cultures and wish to extend this in the community at large by introducing an eco-therapeutic project that will maximise use of our unique Moroccan garden, standing opposite our main building since June 2007. In doing this, we are inviting these individuals who once led full and happy lives out of their isolation with the aim of giving them the target of learning new skills, meeting new people, improving mobility as well as nurturing an area to be enjoyed not only by themselves but by the local community. While doing this, they will also be reducing their stress levels, making new friends, boosting their confidence.
Many urban schools enjoy highly restricted outdoor, if any space at all. The idea behind this initiative is to provide these schools with that rare gift of earth in which to plant and watch things grow and to provide the surrounding community that same opportunity during school holidays.
Our first project of 2017 is to support and oversee the conversion of Christ Church Kensington’s south garden area into an edible teaching ground that cannot only be enjoyed by the congregation and local community, but also provide the local primary schools with an outdoor learning space.
The local schools already in support of the edible garden are:
Victoria Road Montessori, Victoria Rd, Christ Church Kensington, London W8 5RQ
Thomas’s School Kensington, 17-19 Cottesmore Gardens, Kensington, London W8 5PR
St. Mary Abbot’s C of E school, 2 Kensington Church Ct, Kensington, London W8 4SP
There is very little support for our to turn to once they leave school.
Mo Better Society are offering the local youths an avenue to get away from the dramas of the street by offering them a chance to learn skill that could enhance their life.
By training them to become self-employed Barbers they have the opportunity to become self reliant and independent.
We also intend to address the serious issue of knife crime, bullying and peer pressure.
Mo Better Cutz has a close relationship the Ladbroke Grove community and we feel that it is our responsibility to tackle the issue before it escalates into something more serious.
By opening the doors to rival groups and getting them to address their differences, and put them aside, we create the opportunity to prevent the needless deaths of our young men and women
4 projects joined Westway Trust Communities2 months ago
2 projects hit their fundraising target!6 months ago