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.
Only the elite usually earn the chance to compete at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, but an entourage that included, coaches and young players from the Westway Sports & Fitness Junior Tennis Programme descended upon London’s O2 arena to deliver the LTA Mini Tennis Red demonstration, alongside some of the world’s highest ranked Tennis athletes.
Over 140 pupils, their parents, carers, guardians and VIPs, along with staff and trustees from the Westway Trust descended on the Kensington Aldridge Academy for the 2014 Supplementary Schools’ Partnership Annual Awards Night.
The event which has been held annually for the past 6 years recognises and rewards the outstanding work and achievements that pupils have accomplished in both curriculum and non-curriculum-based activities in the last academic year.
Congratulations to Westway Sports & Fitness, and their GP Exercise Referral team, who were named the country’s ‘Best Rehabilitation Facility of the Year’ at the National Fitness Awards held this month. The team beat off strong competition from gyms around the country to gain their much deserved crown at the glittering awards event held in Leicester.
Clap your hands, sing your heart out and shop till you drop this December at the inaugural Westway Christmas Festival which is taking place on Tuesday 16th & 17th December. Westway Presents… will be hosting their final celebration for 2014 and will be transforming the Portobello market stall canopy into an enchanted Christmas scene, complete with Santa’s Grotto and his real Reindeer!
An entertaining, engaging and successful AGM was held on Monday 24th November at the Flyover Portobello. The lively event was attended by member organisations, trustees, local residents and employees.
Nucleo orchestra, a local children’s classical orchestra group supported by the Westway Trust, opened this years AGM. Children as young as six took to the stage and performed tuneful classical and modern hits under the watchful eye of conductor and founder Lucy Maguire, with admiring parents looking on.
Westway Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of local award winning architectural practice Stiff + Trevillion (S+T) to lead on the design of the Portobello Village project. The commission signifies a major step in the Trust’s ambitious ‘Destination Westway’ vision which plans to transform the Westway estate into a premier top ten London destination.
The Westway grounds and garden team attended the Brighter Kensington and Chelsea Scheme Award Ceremony earlier this month to claim their 2nd place prize - for the creation of a brand new wildlife garden at the Westway Sports & Fitness Centre.
The team were also surprised to receive another two commendations, and were awarded the Princess Alice Countess of Athlone Award for the Environment and received a Certificate in Excellence by the London Gardens Society for showing pride in London by the cultivation of flowers and shrubs but especially for horticultural displays.