Chief Executive Angela McConville gives a personal perspective on Westway Trust’s work with the community and plans for the future in her new column in the London Weekly News.
In her opening article, she talks our plans for the regeneration of over a mile of land under the Westway flyover – Destination Westway 2030.
“Since I arrived at the Trust in 2013, I’ve been listening and talking to locals about the area,” said Angela. “Those conversations have helped shape the direction of our 15 year blueprint: Destination Westway 2030.”
This year’s Westway Trust Community Festival will be bigger and better than ever.
It’s a FREE community event for all ages to enjoy and will feature local performers, children’s activities, arts and crafts, prizes, competitions, workshops and local food showcasing the true diversity of the area. It will involve a wide range of community groups, organisations and schools.
The festival will take place on Portobello Green on Sunday 26 July from 12noon to 7pm.
Westway Trust’s Adult Learning Programme is providing more help than ever for people learning English. Since the progamme was launched 12 years ago more than 2,000 people have benefitted, improving their life skills, confidence and employment prospects.
The courses range from bite-sized introduction courses to more formal lessons in reading, writing, speaking and listening.
Plans for new style outdoor media displays at the Westway Sports Centre have been given the go ahead by the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea’s planning committee.
The adverts are seen by drivers as they pass along the Westway above the Sports Centre. Westway trust worked with advertising specialists JCDecaux to come up with a much improved design that will be less intrusive for residents in nearby homes. The planning application for this has now been approved by the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea.
Four young athletes have been given a cash boost to help them reach their sporting potential. They share £5,000 that Westway Trust has given for scholarships in memory of one of our trustees, Tim Davis, who died last year.
We are delighted to announce the appointment of three new Trustees.
Karen Bendell is a successful sales and sourcing executive in the fashion sector. Her experience includes design, retail, manufacturing and SME business support. She is a fan of the Portobello Vintage Market and can often be seen browsing the unique range of stalls.
Christopher Ward, Finance Director at Shaftsbury PLC, joins the board and brings a wealth of experience in financial strategy and capital funding of property management and development.