Westway Trust is delighted to welcome Sheraine Williams to its board of trustees. Sheraine lives in the shadow of the Westway and has long been an active member of the community. She is a full-time mother and takes an active role in local activity. She has been involved in the design and management of many community projects as well as in equality and diversity issues and local consultations.
Apprentices, employers and supporters joined together at the Electric Cinema on Portobello Road to celebrate the first year of the local Creative Employment Programme led by Westway Trust. The event, on Thursday 14th April, was a chance to congratulate the apprentices and thank the organisations who were involved.
Residents living near the Westway flyover as well as creative locals and business owners came together to start the design process for new spaces on Thorpe Close, the road under the Westway which connects Ladbroke Grove and Portobello Road.
Over fifty people took part in the sessions organised by Westway Trust and run by Studio TILT the London-based design studio which has built an international reputation on its dedication to working directly with the eventual users of spaces in the design process.
Local institution the Portobello Film Festival, which particularly highlights work by emerging digital filmmakers, is back and open for submissions for its 21st edition.
The free film festival celebrates local, London, UK and international cinema at various venues around the area including the Electric Cinema, The Tabernacle, Westbourne Studios and venues under the Westway.
Westway Trust has resolved to develop a new and improved Community Riding Centre at the western end of the estate, significantly redeveloping and refurbishing the current site and creating a new arena adjacent to it.
Based on the independent reviews carried out into horse riding at Westway, the Board’s vision for a new Community Riding Centre is that it will:
Community grants from Westway Trust in 2015 have supported a wide range of successes for community groups in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. More than 30 grants of between £400 and £2,500 were made from the first round of the Trust’s programme which forms part of its aim to support arts, heritage and community activity in the local area.