150 days of community in West Ealing: Week 11

After one week’s break, we’re back with Week 11 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 last couple of weeks:

Elaine Hill 10:52pm Apr 23
Hi everyone, the annual Beating the Bounds walk around the old parish boundary of Hanwell will take place on Bank Holiday Monday, 5 May, to raise funds for Hanwell Carnival.It’s a circular walk of approx 8 miles, starting and ending at the Fox pub in Green Lane. If you’d like to find out more about Hanwell’s history and enjoy a good walk, the main walking group will be leaving the Fox at around 12.30 and the full walk takes around 3 hours. Wear suitable walking shoes as some of the route may be muddy and bring water and snacks as there are no scheduled refreshment stops on the way.If you have small children, you may wish to do the southern half of the walk which takes in most of the boundary stones and head back to Hanwell town from the top of Grosvenor Road where it rejoins Uxbridge Road.

Pick up a walking guide with maps and historical information at the registration point at the Fox from midday on 5th May in return for a donation to Carnival funds. For more info about the walk and its origins see the “get involved” page at www.hanwellcarnival.co.uk or PM me. Many thanks.

Eve Kelly 7:31pm Apr 19
I got to say I do love north Hanwell, the people are truly lovely and I’m so glad I live here…I just wish we had something like a W7 Emporium up at the Greenford avenue/Shakespeare Rd row of shops. Any budding cafe/bar peeps looking for a new venue? :o)

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!

  • Fight to keep essential local services – your A&E post office, police station, school, etc.
  • Become a school governor
  • Gather a group to clean up a local park or cemetery
  • When somebody says “government stinks,” suggest they help fix it
  • Turn off the TV, put down your phone or tablet, and talk
  • Hold a neighbourhood barbecue (if wet in the hall)
  • Bake biscuits for new neighbours or work colleagues

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
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Drop in to the OPEN Ealing shop for a chat and a first-class cup of coffee

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The OPEN Ealing shop in Drayton Green Road has been transformed in to a bright and relaxing cafe, open from Monday-Saturday 10am-4.30pm.  Working in partnership with OPEN Ealing Geoff and Gita have created a lovely space with the aim of giving people the chance to drop in for a first class cup of coffee or tea and have a chat with them or whoever happens to be there at the time.  I’ve dropped in twice and bumped in to people I know and had a thoroughly enjoyable half hour. It’s got the potential to be just the sort of community hub and meeting place West Ealing needs.

In the evenings OPEN Ealing will be continuing with its arts activities and events, so it’s great to see the shop being put to good use all times of day.

What is more, Geoff and Gita really care about the quality of their tea and coffee so have sourced some of the very best for you to drink.  Do drop in if you’re nearby and try it out.