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Askew Business Network April News

May Madness 2017

Saturday 6 May, Starch Green, 11am-3pm

Together with Hammersmith Community Gardens Association we have organised four very successful Edible Askew May Madness events on Starch Green and along Askew Road. As well as being beneficial to local businesses, they have been much enjoyed by the local community. The next one takes place on 6 May and this year the theme is Bees and Butterflies Encouraging Wildlife.

There will be lots of activities to enjoy including: Belles of London City morris dancers; Ella the Great's Mini Circus; charity cake stall and cake competition; dog show with best dressed dog and dog and owner lookalike categories; ice cream bike; craft stalls; plant stall; croquet; face painting and making bees & butterflies with the library.

Dog show (donation £1) and cake competiton entries by 11am and if you would like to book a table for crafts (donation £10), please contact Caroline MacMillan at

Come along and join us for a fun day.

Free showing of The Passion

Your friendly local church, St Saviour’s on Cobbold Road, warmly invites you and your family to a free screening of the acclaimed BBC Easter film, The Passion. The film will be introduced by Nigel Stafford-Clark, producer of The Passion, who will also conduct a Q&A session after Tuesday’s screening. Free light refreshments will be available in the interval each evening. Part 1: Monday 10 April at 7.30pm. Part 2: Tuesday 11 April at 7.30pm. Doors open at 7.15pm

The Upper Room Winter Lectures

Back, by popular demand, the Winter Lectures at The Upper Room, sponsored by Finlay Brewer. The fourth one is on:

  • Wednesday 26 April: Did the baby boomers let their children down? Lord David Willetts.

All lectures will take place in St Saviour’s Church, Cobbold Road, W12 9LN, 8.00-9.00pm. Refreshments will be available from 7.40pm. Donations welcome.

Space is limited, so in order to guarantee yourself a seat for any of the lectures please telephone Arlene on 0208 740 5688 or email:

Nextdoor – bringing a sense of community back to neighbourhoods

Nextdoor is a new social media platform that is being used by neighbourhoods across Hammersmith & Fulham – and, indeed, across the UK. Many community organisations, voluntary groups and residents’ associations across the borough also use Nextdoor to promote what they do to their community. Read all about it and how to use it on our website...

West London Walks

Join Caroline MacMillan for her April walks below. More details are on her website To book your place, please email her.

  • Saturday 1 April, 2017, 10am: Brook Green
  • Saturday 8 April, 10am: Notting Dale – a new walk for 2017
  • Sunday 9 April, 3pm: Bedford Park – new for 2017
  • Tuesday 18 April, 10am: Portobello Road – new walk this year
  • Monday 24 April, 10am: Bishop's Park – a new Fulham walk

Financial planning and pensions advice

If you are trying to negotiate the minefield of Financial Panning and recent changes to pensions help is at hand.

ABN member Clarke and Co. has generously offered a complimentary 30 minute consultation to consider your personal requirements to fellow ABN members.

For more details and contact see our website

Local Askew Mag

Pick up your copy of the spring edition of the Askew 'Meet your Neighbours' magazine, sponsored by Finlay Brewer, from local shops or meet your neighbours in the online version at Askew Mag.

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

  • Tuesday 25 April 12.30-2pm: Grab a Bite Networking Lunch, The Orchard Tavern, 136 Askew Road, W12 9BP;
  • Saturday 6 May 11am-3pm: May Madness, Bees and Butterflies encouraging wildlife. Starch Green 11am-2pm
  • Thursday 20 July 6.30-9pm: Party in the Park, our annual event with HCGA in the Glasshouses in Ravenscourt Park

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.

Are you a local plumber? IT expert? Baker?

Advertise your local business in the Askew Business Directory. It’s absolutely free to register and takes two minutes to enter your details. Askew Business Network developed the business directory for local independent businesses run by people who live and work around Askew Road. It’s a useful source of contacts for businesses and residents alike. Go to our website and register now.

Our ABN questionnaire

We welcome suggestions to help us develop for future events and occasions and we hope you will join us to help build a stronger, vibrant, thriving community. We have put together a questionnaire on Survey Monkey which we hope you can find the time to complete.

Tell us about your event

On the ABN website, we have a page dedicated to local events and news about what businesses around the Askew Road are up to. If you have any news about your business that you would like included, please tweet us at @AskewVillage or email us at

Local Askew Mag

Pick up your copy of the latest edition of the Askew 'Meet your Neighbours' magazine, sponsored by Finlay Brewer, from local shops or meet your neighbours in the online version at Askew Mag.


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