Shops owned by two local families have opened under the Westway. Nushka and Menagerie join the other independent designers and retailers in the Portobello Green Designers Arcade each offering unique high-quality products.
An air-quality improving two-metre high wall of ivy has been installed on the Westway Trust estate alongside an eighty-metre section of the Westway Sports and Fitness Centre’s outdoor sports pitches.
The ivy screens thinly cover the frame created for it currently, but once mature will block a significant amount of the pollution coming from traffic on the Westway slip road that is adjacent to the sports pitches.
Westway Trust is now offering a ‘Working as a Teaching Assistant with Supplementary Schools’ class to its very successful ‘Working as a Teaching Assistant in Adult Learning’. Both courses have Open College Network London accreditation and enable participants to support teachers in classrooms.
The course for those in Adult Learning started in 2014 and has been very popular to the point that most Westway Trust Adult Learning classes now have a trained teaching assistant volunteer working in them. Often the teaching assistants are former learners in the Trust’s English classes.
On Monday 4th January Westway Trust celebrated the achievement of learners from its adult learning classes at an event at the Venture Centre in Notting Hill. More than 70 learners attended the event but this is still only a fraction of the learners who attend Westway Trust classes in English and other subjects at least once a week.
Westway Trust has announced the return of the Tim Davis Scholarships, awards of up to £5,000 which support young people living in and around the borough, who without financial support would be unlikely to realise their excellent sporting promise.
On Wednesday and Thursday, Westway Trust celebrated our annual Christmas festival at Portobello Green. The free family festival was attended by hundreds of people and featured music, Father Christmas, reindeer, market stalls, and mulled wine - everything you could possible want to get you in the mood for the coming festivities.
Westway Popup Crèche, which provides mobile crèche facilities in and around the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, celebrated its first anniversary at an event on 24th November.
The crèche was developed as a community partnership between Westway Trust, The Clement James Centre, Venture Community Association and Catalyst Housing with support from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Innovations Fund. It provides crèche facilities for local employers and organisations.
Apprentices on Westway Trust’s Creative Employment Programme have been meeting leading creative business leaders in London to gain valuable insight to help them reach the top of the creative industries and get some top tips on finding a dream job.
The Creative Employment Programme at Westway is part of a government-backed scheme to support the creation of formal apprenticeship opportunities in west London for young unemployed people aged 16-24 wishing to pursue a career in the creative industries