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Askew Business December News

Christmas Comes to Starch Green

Tuesday 12 December, 3.30-5.30pm

Join us for all things festive and to turn on the Christmas lights at Starch Green. There will be carol singing with Santa in his grotto, elves and suitably snowy scenes, plus bauble and wreath making, performers, roasted chestnuts and more. The theme is Fire and Ice so expect some surprises!

This year’s event, once again organised in conjunction with HCGA, promises to be another great family occasion so come along! We’d love more carol singers to join the throng. Please email to volunteer. The lights go on at 4.30pm.

Christmas Wreath Making at Ravenscourt Park Glasshouses

Saturday 2 December, 10am-3pm

Join us with HCGA for a fun day of Christmas wreath making, using pine cones, cinnamon sticks and other natural materials. This event is inside the Ravenscourt Glasshouses beside the café and is suitable for all ages. No need to book, just drop in any time between 10am and 3pm. Suggested donation: £6 per wreath.

Hammersmith Christmas Market

Saturday 2 December, 10am-5.30pm

More than 100 stalls selling gifts, food and drink bring festive cheer to Lyric Square and a traffic-free King Street this Saturday. There will also be carol singing cats, naughty elves, Glitter Belles on stilts, Rudolph, Ice King and Queen, along with a seasonal photo booth, free Christmas wrapping and children’s workshops.

Winners of Brilliant Business Awards announced

Congratulations to our own Bianca Sainty Personal Training for winning Best Health & Beauty and Adams Cafe for Best Place to Eat as well as Dannie & Carrie and Dels Housewares being shortlisted in the Best Shepherd’s Bush Business category.

LBHF on Spacehive

LBHF is looking to support local community facilities (such as community centres, voluntary sector meeting places and public cultural facilities). They can also provide small grants to local third sector organisations who offer or plan to offer services or activities that benefit the community.

Wendell Park Gardening Friends have reached their fundraising goal on the Spacehive crowdfunding platform! The £9,460 pledged by supporters will pay for more bulbs, shrubs, tools and equipment, and cover publicity and insurance costs.

Local Askew Mag

The Winter edition of the Askew 'Meet your Neighbours' magazine, sponsored by Finlay Brewer, will be available on Saturday 9 December from local shops or meet your neighbours in the online version at Askew Mag.

West London Walks

Caroline MacMillan will be resuming her walks in January. Details can be found on her website

Dates for your diary

Our networking meetings take place once a month, on different days of the week so as to reach as many people as possible. Dates of our next few meetings are below. We now have a calendar of our own and other local events on

  • Saturday 2 December 10am-3pm: Wreath Making, 10am-3pm Ravenscourt Park Glasshouses;
  • Tuesday 12 December, 3.30-5.30 pm: Christmas Comes to Starch Green.
  • Tuesday 30 January, 12.30-2pm: Grab a Bite Networking Lunch, The Orchard Tavern, 136 Askew Road, W12 9BP;

ABN Featured Business

We regularly feature an article about a local business. You can read the latest one on our website, under Featured Business.

If you would like to be our featured business of the month, please email There is a charge of £25 to cover administrative costs.

Tell us about your event

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