Earlier today, senior staff of Westway Trust met with Westway Stables Limited, represented by Ms Sarah Tuvey, and a number of supporters, to discuss the future of the stables and the provision of riding services at Westway.
Westway Trust and Westway Stables Limited have agreed:
The lease of Westway Stables Limited, a tenant of Westway Trust, expires on 21 February 2015. The tenant had an option to extend the lease which it did not exercise within the given timeframe. The tenant was notified in May 2014 that the lease will not be renewed on expiry.
Portobello Village is an exciting new development opportunity for Westway Trust and comprises 50,000 sq ft of underutilised land, both under and alongside the Westway. It encompasses Acklam Village, Portobello Green Park, Portobello Green Retail Arcade and Acklam Road car park.
The start to the New Year has seen much progress at the Westway Trust. We are delighted to announce that Anne Cyron and Cllr Malcolm Spalding have been nominated by the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea to join the Trust’s Board. Westway Trust members have also elected two community representatives to join the Trust’s Board with Cynthia Dize being resoundingly re-elected and Andrew Kelly, Director of Westway Community Transport being newly elected to the Trust.
The New Year health drive continued with a Health & Wellbeing event run in partnership with Open Age at the sports centre. The event included educational workshops and sports taster sessions for over 50's members of Westway Sports & Fitness and Open Age customers. Those who attended were given guidance on healthy lifestyle choices and introduced to the facilities and activities available at Westway.
Three young people aged 21 – 23 have joined the Westway Trust as apprentices on a 12 month apprenticeship training programme, to help build a brighter future for themselves. The young enthusiasts have secured roles working as arts administrators.
Ricco Mason-Prince, Alexa Quintero and Domenica Simpson have joined the Westway Presents… team and will have responsibility for supporting the team deliver a 12 month programme of arts and cultural events around the Westway, which will see the transformation of the area into a cultural hub for performers, entertainers and artists.
Westway Trust is delighted to announce that we will be awarding the inaugural Tim Davis Sports Scholarship this year. This scholarship is an annual award of up to £5,000 and is made in honour of Tim Davis, who was a Trustee of Westway Trust and the Chair of the Sports and Fitness Board, and sadly passed away in April 2014. The closing date for applications was 30th January 2015 at 5pm.
Westway Trust is pleased to announce that it has been accredited as a London Living Wage employer. This commitment will see everyone working at Westway Trust, regardless of whether they are employees, agency workers or contractors, receive the minimum London Living hourly wage which is significantly higher than the national minimum wage.
For the third time this year the Westway Sports & Fitness Tennis Festival was held to celebrate local tennis talent. Eight Schools and 400 children from across the borough gathered to serve up a great day.
Westway Sports & Fitness is an LTA Accredited Performance Centre and provides over 30 hours of tennis coaching to local schools each week. The Westway School Outreach Programme delivers tennis sessions to 700 children and has an additional 600 young players participating and competing in the Junior Tennis programmes.
It has been five years since the installation of the outdoor media sites on the elevated roundabout section of the Trust's estate, beneath the A40 flyover. This year Westway Trust has worked closely with JCDecaux and in consultation with the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea and their planning team to review the outdoor media site, and listen to local residents, to understand the impact of the site on the local environment.