This year’s Westway Trust Community Festival on Sunday 26 July will be bigger and better than ever with a vibrant mix of music and family fun.
The festival takes place on Portobello Green from 12noon to 6pm. It’s a FREE fun day out for all the family and will include a live stage, children’s activities, local stalls and international food on offer.
Showcasing the diversity and talents of the area, it will involve a wide range of community groups, organisations and schools.
Free adult learning sessions at Westway Trust are opening up a world of new choices and opportunities for people who have struggled with basic skills since moving to the UK.
More than 30 people came along to taster sessions in English, maths, IT and sewing that Westway Trust organised as part of National Adult Learning Week from 13-19 June.
Westway Trust’s Learning & Skills Development Manager, Joe Freeman, said many of those who came along had lived in the UK for years but had been too focussed on survival to improve their lives with new skills.
The spirit of the seaside comes to the Westway later this month when 40 tons of sand is shipped in to create a unique urban beach for the whole community to enjoy.
Acklam Village Market will be transformed to host three days packed full of exciting seaside holiday fun, food, drink and entertainment. Commissioned by the National Trust, the Westway beach forms part of the Council’s ninth InTRANSIT Festival of Arts.
Big hearted bank staff swapped spreadsheets for spades to help improve Westway Trust’s community wildlife gardens.
More than 30 staff from Lloyds Banking Group rolled up their sleeves for a Give and Gain volunteering day clearing overgrown vegetation, planting native species, digging drains and making 32 birdboxes out of recycled pallets. The birdboxes will be home to great tits, blue tits and sparrows next spring.
The volunteers also resurfaced a picnic area so it can be used as a learning space by local children.
Local community groups have been invited to help create a day to remember at the 2015 Westway Trust Community Festival on Sunday 26 July.
Organised by Westway Trust, the festival takes place on Portobello Green from 12noon to 6pm. It’s a FREE community event showcasing the true diversity of the area and will involve a wide range of community groups, organisations, schools, businesses and artists.
This year’s festival, the fifth, will be bigger and better than ever and much of that will be down to the community groups which take part.
Organising temporary childcare facilities for events such as staff conferences, events and training courses can be a major headache for many companies and organisations.
Westway Trust’s Popup Crèche has the perfect solution – our qualified staff can come to your offices and set up an instant childcare facility. All we need is a suitable space and we can do the rest for an hour, a day or even a week.