Southall Town Hall will be hosting an event in awareness of Domestic Violence through arts and theatrical themes, a collaboration between Southall Black Sisters and the Giants Theatre Company. Your voice and support is warmly welcomed to help put a stop to the silence and denial that faces many in todays society.
27th NOVEMBER 2014 10am – 4pm @ Southall Town Hall, 1 High Street, Southall UB1 3HA
To view poster click ‘Unspoken’ flyer.
VCS Funding and Cuts Consultation Event: 10.00-13.00 on Thursday 27 November at Ealing Town Hall. Registration from 9.30. The Council Leader, Cllr Julian Bell, and Managing Director of the CCG, Kathryn Magson, will make presentations and there will be workshops with LBE and CCG Officers to discuss the detailed VCS funding proposals. Many of you have already booked places but here is your last chance. If you would like to attend please email firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 21 November
Ealing Community Network General Meeting:
This will be held 10.00 am -12.00pm on Wednesday 10 December at Grand Union Village Community Centre in Northolt. This will discuss a collective Voluntary Community Services response to the LBE/CCC & VCS cuts proposals. The ECN Executive Board last week agreed some recommendations to be discussed at this meeting eg. that any VCS funding cuts should be spread over 4 years to give VCS groups time to adjust. Finally though groups will obviously be concerned about potential grant cuts we are also interested in the impact of cuts by LBE in its own services and the impacts these may have on users. LBE also released today a report to the Council Cabinet on the first tranche of LBE direct cuts. These are public documents and you can view the Cabinet report on the LBE website and follow the links through to committee reports and agendas.
A Cycle Training UK team spent the day at Perivale Community Centre and helped cyclists of all ages by checking the safety of their bikes, providing maintenance and repairs if needed. Families were able to sign up for cycle training or cycle maintenance lessons. The team encouraged the residents that visited the stall to try cycling as a way to increase their fitness levels.
Parents at the school attended a presentation delivered by an NHS TB specialist to raise awareness of Tuberculosis, its symptoms, causes, how it is spread and its prevention. The event was well attended. It was an eye-opener for many parents who were not aware of the rate of incidence of TB in Ealing. A lively Q&A session followed the talk. Similar future events are planned at Gifford Primary school and the GNP area.
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This was the first fun day organised by active members in the community to bring the residents together. There were many community stalls, lots of delicious cakes for sale, a huge bouncy castle, fun games, football and music. At the GNP stall, there were interactive nutrition games, information leaflets and booklets and a Let’s Get cooking demo for a healthy Salad Nicoise! People signed up for the upcoming healthy cooking sessions that will be held at the community centre.