Posts Tagged ‘fun’

Countdown to the Westbourne Forum Elections 2014!!!

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

If you would like to stand for election please download an application form from here.

Please complete and return the form by the 8th of November, with a picture if you have one available.

Student Review of the 2014 Westbourne Festival

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

Co-ordinated by Westbourne Forum the annual Westbourne Festival took place on Sunday 22nd July, and Westminster Academy was very proud to support the event. We were lucky enough to enjoy glorious sunshine for the whole day, and it was a wonderful event for the local community.

There was live music (including Ionie Johnson, Zakri Zulkurnain and Joanna Charafeddine-Akar; all Year 12 students), several food stalls, lots of information stands and community groups, and even a zoo and a bouncy castle!

All the stall holders were extremely friendly, and the canal side venue created a very laid back and relaxed atmosphere. There were lots of families attending, and it was lovely to see people from such an incredibly diverse range of families mixing and sitting together on the grass.

I spent the day interviewing guests and stall holders with the WA Camera Crew, and every single person commented on what a great day it was, and how many friendly faces there were (even the ones painted to look like tigers!).

A big thank you has to go to the absolutely wonderful stewards (ten of which were WA students) for running the event so smoothly and ensuring that everyone was having a good time. And especially to those involved in the planning and organisation, particularly Sara and Geoff. Overall, it was a fantastic day and I really enjoyed being involved in it. Bring on 2015!

Noumeira Bettache

Year 12 student, Westminster Academy

Westbourne Summer Festival 2014

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

Westbourne Festival Summer 2013The Westbourne Summer Festival is back on Sunday 22nd of June 1pm – 5pm.

After last summer’s beach party, we are moving even closer to the water for this year’s day of fun.

Since Westbourne Green is currently occupied by the Thames Water’s works, the festival will be taking place next to the canal.

Local resident Sara Hamid has been appointed as a Events Coordinator by Paddington Development Trust, and will be very busy over the next months to ensure this year’s festival will be one to remember. Sarah will be working alongside local residents and community organization, as well as City West Homes.

Expect plenty of fun activities for the whole family, sport activities, bouncy castle, musical performances and plenty more!

Eggs..traordinary Easter Party

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Over 130 people attended Westbourne Park Family Centre’s Early Years Easter Party on April 10th .

Our normally spacious hall was jammed packed with excited and chatty children and adults.  Creative activities, a dance and movement session, the Easter story and food and drink were shared with a small Easter egg given to every child.

People from all and no faith backgrounds were able to mix, socialise and learn about the Easter Story in a relaxed and fun environment.

Westbourne Park Family Centre provides a warm welcome to children and their parent carers of 0-4 years old every Tues – Friday from 10.00am-12.00pm during school terms.  There is a toy library with 300 toys to play and borrow on Tuesday and Friday, a creative session with a dance workshop on Wednesday and a general play session on Thursday.  The drop in sessions cost £1 to attend and is open to all.

WPFC logoWe are located in the downstairs hall of Westbourne Park Baptist Church which is accessed next to the entrance of the Children’s library on Porchester Road.

Email: info@westbourneparkfamilycentre.org.uk Tel: 020 7727 6019 for more information

It’s going to be Wacky, Christmassy Fun! At the Westbourne Meet-Up this month!!!

Friday, December 6th, 2013
When? Wednesday 11th December
Time? 6.00 – 8.30pm
Where? The Stowe Centre, 258 Harrow Road

September Westbourne Meet Up– was simply magical! Hosted by Paddington Development Trust and The Westbourne Forum. Residents of all ages gathered over food and drink and discussed key issues in the area with updates from the community. They also had the chance to enjoy a special magic show put on by the Magic Circle.

Don’t miss this months’s event, as we have plenty in store for you! Free food, drink, and some mince pies! Local news, socialising and live performance from STUART FROBISHER – Sing songs like you’ve never heard before! Including songs about apple tree seed, hope for the future, living the moment and arguing. Yes, arguing! EVERY MINUTE WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH. It’s definitely one not to be missed.

Just make sure you come prepared to laugh your heart out! If we don’t see you, we hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a prosperous New Year from Paddington Development Trust and Westbourne Forum.

A Message from the Westbourne Councillors…

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Westbourne Lights 2013Following positive feedback from last year, Westbourne’s local councillors have again used their ward budget to provide Christmas lights to help brighten up Harrow Road between the canal and Bourne Terrace.

Please do give us ideas for other schemes to support with our ward budget.

Wishing all Westbourne Residents a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Cllrs Adam Hug, David Boothroyd and Papya Qureshi.

Last week’s Westbourne Meet-Up…

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Make sure you don’t miss the next one in November!

Westbourne Meet-Up September 2013 collage

Free Summer Play @ Meanwhile Gardens

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Free Summer Play @ Meanwhile Gardens

Family Centre Celebrated in Style

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

Family Centre - Blowing out candles.Westbourne Park Family Centre celebrated its 10th Anniversary on the 16th May 2013 at Westbourne Park Baptist Church.

Well over 200 people attended the celebrations; parents, children, young people and staff from a variety of statutory and voluntary organisations.

Family Centre - making stuff with adultThere were lots of activities for all ages to keep everyone engaged and occupied but most importantly there was a wonderful atmosphere as people from all walks of life came together and enjoying sharing the occasion with each other.

Family Centre - making stuff groupIn the more formal part of the celebration, current and former users of the Family Centre spoke, explaining how the centre has played a significant part in their lives and to the community as a whole.

Family Centre - presentationTen young people received certificates acknowledging over 1,200 hours of volunteering.

As people left, young and old alike received a party bag full of goodies and the special anniversary cake that had been made for the occasion.