Get to know us.
We exist to work together with the local community to enable North Kensington to thrive. We dedicate ourselves to the wellbeing of this vibrant community. We work with over 60 member organisations ranging from community groups and residents’ associations to schools and sports clubs, as well as other local groups and people.
Our vision is sustainable wellbeing in North Kensington in three ways: Social Wellbeing, Environmental Wellbeing and Economic Wellbeing.
At Westway we have four values that guide us in what we are, how we do things and where we want to be.
Westway in Numbers
given as community investments in 2018/19
of land under the Westway flyover
supplementary schools supported in North Kensington
adult learners taking classes at Westway
local events and Festivals funded through our Festivals & Events fund
people attended our 2019 Portobello Summer Festival
Report an issue
We are committed to ensuring the Westway estate is a safe and welcoming space for the enjoyment of our whole community and visitors alike. To report anti-social behaviour, fly-tipping, vandalism, unauthorised parking or noise issues on the Westway estate, please complete this form and a member of the Westway team will respond as soon as possible....Find out more
Westway Community Noticeboards
Over the coming weeks, Westway Trust will be working with local artists to create three 'Community Noticeboards' on the Westway estate in the following locations: The hoarding around Acklam Village The Forest School gate/fence (behind ACAVA) The hoarding around the riding arena, behind Westway Sports Centre You can find out more about the project here. On Thursday 17 June at 4pm, we held an online information session about this project, along with an opportunity to meet the artists and ask questions. View the recording of the online event below. ...Find out more
Join the Bay 20 Steering Group
Local community centre Bay20 is looking to recruit 2 new members to the centre’s steering committee. This committee was set up initially to oversee the tender process for the selection of a community operator. After a rigorous selection process, North Kensington Heart and Minds CIC were selected to run Bay20. Two years on from that decision, that selection has proven to be worth the rigour as NKHM have managed to totally adapt their model to fit the shifting needs of our diverse community. The steering committee currently consists of 10 local residents, 2 of whom are local councillors. Bay20 are now are looking to fill two vacant positions on the committee with local residents who have links to charities or businesses in North Kensington. We are asking individuals who may be eligible to submit an expression of interest. The deadline for submissions is Friday 30 July 2021. If you would like more information on the remit of the committee and how you could play a part, please get in touch with Osama El-Amin at Osama.firstname.lastname@example.org...Find out more
Maxilla memorial & healing space
The Maxilla memorial and healing space, incorporating the 'Wall of Truth', is a space created by and for members of the community in response to the great suffering after the fire at Grenfell Tower on 14 June 2017. Sitting underneath the Westway flyover and in direct line of site to nearby Grenfell Tower, the space has been a site of healing and memorial services since the days immediately after the tragedy. Today, the space incorporates community art, a Hope Garden and the Wall of Truth. As custodians of this land on behalf of our community, Westway Trust is committed to ensuring the space is respected, safe and accessible for everyone in our community. To report anti-social behaviour, fly-tipping, vandalism or any other conduct deemed disrespectful to this memorial space, please complete this form and a member of the Westway team will respond as soon as possible....Find out more
We offer online and in-person courses. On this page, you can apply to enrol on a course of your choice, read our Learners’ blog, take an online assessment or have your say on the types of courses you’d like to take. If you need help with any of these pages, contact us on 020 8962 5720 or email email@example.com...Find out more
Find out more about how we work in the community
We exist to work together with the local community to enable North Kensington to thrive. We dedicate ourselves to the wellbeing of this vibrant community.Find out more
Meeting with members: Trustee election
Topic: Trustee election: meeting with members Time: Jan 11, 2021 16:00 London Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88240908777?pwd=N2MyZm1EdXA2bWJwN2d5Q2lWbFgxQT09 Meeting ID: 882 4090 8777 Passcode: 043486...Find out more
Chief Executive recruitment: A participatory approach
In late 2020, we set out on a recruitment campaign to find a new Chief Executive to lead our organisation. Understanding that the selection of a new Chief Executive has wide-reaching implications not just for our organisation but for the community we're here to serve, we committed to a truly participatory approach to the recruitment of this role. Earlier this year we held an open recruitment drive for community members and stakeholders of Westway Trust to form a community selection panel. This panel was finalised in March, and their work has already commenced in reviewing applications and short-listing for the Chief Executive role. The community selection panel has now short-listed four of the applicants for Chief Executive. The next stage in this participatory approach is to invite community members and stakeholders along to a series of webinars, where candidates will be asked a series of questions, and community members invited to listen to the responses and provide feedback to the selection panel. The community selection panel will review the feedback provided by attendees and use this feedback as the basis for further short-listing. We would now like to invite you to register to attend the following four webinars: Candidate A: Friday 23 April, 5-6pm Candidate B: Monday 26 April, 5-6pm - Cancelled due to candidate withdrawing Candidate C: Tuesday 27 April, 5-6pm Candidate D: Wednesday 28 April, 5-6pm You are welcome to attend one, some, or all four events. When registering your attendance, you will be given the option of submitting questions for the candidates. The community selection panel will consider all questions and choose a set of questions which will be asked to all candidates. At the conclusion of each webinar, you will be invited to submit your anonymous feedback through a centralised portal. If you have any questions about this process and our participatory approach to recruitment of this important role, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org ...Find out more
Just Solutions 123
In our commitment to put the community at the centre of everything we do, Westway Trust is proud to be working closely with local grass-roots voluntary organisation Just Solutions 123… The organisation's objectives centre around: Eco-responsibility Micro-metro farming and community harvesting, economic & environmental value to community green spaces Ownership of community green spaces to address food poverty in North Kensington. Improving well-being through eco-sensory interaction Developing green spaces into places of education and training Social interactivity with economic value Community cohesion with our borough-wide Community Kitchen Gardens United Network webpage to be developed by Westway Trust & RBKC Improving physical health by utilising our North Kensington Green spaces for Grow Our Own Gardening groups; Outdoor Yoga and Tai-Chi lessons Developing Roots Community Kitchen with a retail outlet Providing opportunities for volunteering and training building pathways to further education and jobs Empowering journeys from long-term illness or rehabilitation Providing mentoring/peer support to face and make realistic life & career choices improving mental health and emotional well-being #EndtheStigma The organisation was established in 2014 as the brainchild of five women who either live or have close links to, the North Kensington community. Marcia Robinson remains at the core of this community-based project, dedicated to improving the local environment and the wellbeing of residents. Projects Health and well-being - talkshops, benches for talking, empowering and to provide peer support Hope Garden - Just Solutions 123 has consulted with Grenfell survivors and community and have their approval to plant trees and develop small memorial gardens that will be tranquil places of remembrance and reflection around the location of the Grenfell Tower. Known as Hope Garden, the collaboration with Westway Trust transforms a forgotten spaces into a micro farm, fruit orchards and herb gardens. Food that is grown is then cooked, developing sustainable enterprise while increasing biodiversity and local interest in bee population; and to educate using tried and tested methods of beautifying urban areas, giving pride back to forgotten spaces and communities. Geodome and Ecology Centre - Just Solutions 123 has recently received funding from RBKC to undertake a feasibility study into the establishment of a geodome or similar structure to be located under beside Hope Garden, under the Westway and adjacent to the 'Wall of Truth', an Trees 4 Grenfell - Trees and green spaces will serve to encourage and assist the process of healing. They will stand as symbolic representations of the love and community spirit witnessed on the night of the tragedy and observed throughout the area and much further afield, ever since. Roots Community Kitchen - Providing a space to sit and socialise while participating at all levels of the delivery of service from growing food to cooking . The kitchen project aims to provide opportunities for volunteers and gain training in gardening to food hygiene and preparation, cooking, serving and selling the produce they have grown. North Kensington houses one of the largest motorways in central London, the A40 Westway, which sweeps through the borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Planting trees and creating green spaces will increase the biodiversity of the area and improve air quality and remove toxins from soil. New trees will add colour and variety to the bleak urban landscape. Annual Commemorations Every year on 14 June, as the community marks the anniversary of the tragedy at Grenfell Tower, Just Solutions123 marks the sad occasion with community events. First anniversary - tree planting in Hope Gardens Second anniversary - 4 trees planted Third anniversary - Candle Lighting in memory of the 72. Marking the 4th anniversary - 14 June 2021 Just Solutions 123 and Trees4Grenfell will be working with partners in the community to mark the anniversary, including: Grenfell United - we'll be placing green hearts around the Maxilla area, inviting the community to come and place the hearts (12-14 June) @TiCLme - green ribbons on trees all over RBKC Latymer Christian Church Grenfell Foundation will be supporting the placement of a porta-cabin at Maxilla, to give people to opportunity to view the proposed plans for garden extension/ecology centre 'Universi-tree' project Planting at the University of East Anglia. We are calling on all universities to plant a tree for Grenfell. Gardening Volunteers Just Solutions 123 coordinates gardening volunteer sessions every week. Meet by the Wall of Truth every Tuesday and Wednesday, 2-4pm Westway Trust is committed to putting the community at the centre of everything we do. We're proud to partner with grass-roots voluntary organisaitons like Just Solutions 123... who are share our aim of enhancing the wellbeing of the North Kensington community. ...Find out more
Westway Trust AGM 2020
Westway Trust’s 2020 Annual General Meeting was held on Tuesday 15 December 2020. Due to the social distancing and other safety requirements in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, our AGM this year was an online-only event. Download our Annual Report 2019/2020 here. Meeting Agenda Minutes from 2019 AGM...Find out more
Westway in Focus
At the end of 2018 we conducted broad-ranging research in the local area – including extensive face-to-face interviews and workshops with local residents.
The research shows clearly the breadth of services and facilities provided across the area, shining a light on our vibrant and diverse community.
Westway in Numbers
Westway Trust supports North Kensington to create its own bright future. We make community investments, support local businesses and not-for-profit activity, organise and support arts and culture events, provide adult learning services and underpin supplementary school provision. This booklet tells our story for 2019-20 in numbers, looking at our resources in three main areas: land, income and staff. It shows where our activity is focused and explains more about the organisation and our colleagues. ...Find out more
Policies and Governance
We have a range of policies which provide a framework within which the organisation operates and help ensure that we deliver our services in an effective and consistent manner.Find out more
Institutional Racism Review
Tutu Foundation UK has been commissioned by Westway Trust to conduct a comprehensive and fully independent review of Westway Trust’s practices, both past and present, following allegations of institutional racism against the organisation.Find out more
One of the many ways in which Westway Trust is so closely linked with the local community is through our Member Organisations, which now number more than 60. These range from community groups and residents’ associations to schools and sports clubs.Find out more