Respect for Women Event Thursday 27th Nov 2014

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

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 natasha@ealingcvs.org.uk by Friday 21 November

ECN General Meeting 10.00 am -12.00pm Wednesday 10 December

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.

Healthy Family Day at Perivale Community Centre, Tuesday 28 October 2014

This event was an ideal half-term activity for families and was welcomed by parents in the Perivale area. The programme included an active “Zumbatomic” taster session for children and adults and 2 fun cooking activities aimed at different age groups. In addition, residents who attended had the chance to join in interactive nutrition games and pick up leaflets from the information stall. Free water bottles and goodies were offered. It was a highly successful event and many people signed up for future GNP activities.

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Dr Bike day at Perivale Community Centre, Monday 27 October 2014

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.

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TB talk at Gifford Primary School, Wednesday 22 October 2014

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.

Smiths Farm Community Fun Day, Sunday 14 September 2014

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.

Islip Manor Community Fun Day, Saturday 30 August 2014

At one of the loudest fun days ever, families enjoyed a variety of fun activities from Henna and crafts to Bouncy castle and football in the park. The Ealing Stop smoking service was there to give information and signpost people. The GNP stall was very popular, especially with young people and children. They encouraged their parents to watch the cooking demo where they learned about herbs and spices and challenged them at some of the nutrition games. Residents signed up to join the Zumba classes organised by GNP at a nearby venue.

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