150 days of community in West Ealing: Week 8

Today is the start of Week 8 of our 150 days of community project. Don’t know what we’re talking about? Then click here. Here are some of the things that we’ve been up to in West Ealing in the past week:

I am collecting Actimel yoghurt pots and shape yoghurt pots to be recycled to raise money to repair the Organ At St Thomas church (next to Elthorne park) Pots can be dropped off in Church Porch which is open 8am till 6pm most days.I am also collecting Coffee jar lids, Tassimo Pods, non Savoury Biscuit wrappers (any sort) and Baby wipe packets ( any Sort). I am particularly needing baby wipe packets. if there is a nursery or baby minder who can collect but not deliver them to the church please email me and i will arrange collection
please help me and rid the landfill of these items

Muffins My act of community this week – Cakes baked ready for the PTA cake sale tomorrow at Christ the Saviour C of E Primary school. Must try one myself now!

994 members now – we just need 6 to make the 1000 – should we have a prize for the 1000th? If so, what would be a good gift (preferably free or nearly) for a West Ealing Neighbour?
-Gill – 2 April at 14:55

Stuart Melville We could donate two iPhone 5 B&O Play leather cases to your 1000th member?
2 April at 15:04 ·

Gill Adams Oh, my goodness – how lovely. Thanks Stuart Melville. Not what I was expecting. I wonder who will be the lucky one…other admins, can you hold off ‘accepting’ people for a wee while so we don’t fall over each other?
2 April at 15:05 ·

Gabriela Flores-Cerbone I can give a free coffe and a muffin!!! from Amalfi Caffe
2 April at 15:08 ··

PreemiesWell we have it up and running! And I have met some lovely people willing to donate a little of their time to make items for Preemies.

THANK YOU x Calling all knitters and crocheters , can you spare a little time to make one item for a premature baby? We are a local collection point for Preemies the non profit charity delivering to hospitals around the country.

Did we miss anything? Let us know!

We have another great list of seven ‘acts of community’ for this week – see how many you do – maybe you already do them!

  • Join Streetbank to start sharing tools and important items with your neighbours
  • Start having lunch times (and chats!) with your co-workers
  • Join Ealing Freecycle to declutter and save money
  • Offer a neighbour a lift to work
  • Employers: give employees time (e.g., 3 days per year to work on community projects)
  • Plan a “Walking Tour” of a local historic area
  • Eat breakfast or brunch at a local gathering spot on Saturdays

We’d love to hear from you if you do any of these things, or anything else that makes people smile in West Ealing. We have loads more suggestions of things you can do, if you want to jump ahead!

Ways to send us your contributions:

Send us an email – 150daysofcommunity@gmail.com
Write on our Facebook wall – https://www.facebook.com/groups/124290860921562/
Tweet at us – @WENeighbours
Add a comment to this blog post (below)

Volunteers needed to help clear footpath and create a stag beetle loggery this Sunday 6th April

From the Northfields allotments team:

We are having the third Workday on the Radbourne Walk (the path behind the Northfields allotments) on this coming Sunday 6th April. Yes it’s a SUNDAY this time!!

We had a total of 21 volunteers on the last workday and created Stag Beetle Loggery as well as the usual path clearance. We will be creating another loggery this time too. We will be at the north end near Mattock Lane at 10 am. If you can stay for only a couple of hours then that’s fine. We will have refreshments and Lunch provided by volunteers.
If you would like to join in you can leave a reply on this post or email me at allotmentsw13@gmail.com

If you have not heard about this plan to clean up the Radbourne Walk footpath that runs along the side of the allotment, then visit our webpage http://tinyurl.com/pathw13

If you have further questions just email me at allotmentsw13@gmail.com