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Askew Business Network May News

May Madness 2017, Bees and Butterflies encouraging wildlife

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

Together with Hammersmith Community Gardens Association, we have so far 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. This year the theme is Bees and Butterflies encouraging wildlife.

  • At this year’s event, there will be lots of activities to enjoy including:
  • Belles of London City Morris Dancers;
  • Clowns;
  • Charity cake stall and cake competition;
  • Dog show;
  • Ice cream bike;
  • Craft Stalls – to book a table (donation £10) please contact Caroline MacMillan on southwold7@tiscali.co.uk;
  • Croquet;
  • Face Painting;
  • Making Bees & Butterflies arts and crafts with the library;
  • Plant stall.
Come along and join us for a fun day!

Dog show and cake competition

As part of May Madness, we are holding two competitions.

Calling all bakers – 11.30am
Cake competition to be judged by local chef and cookery writer Fran Warde. Theme: Butterflies and Bees. Cakes to be delivered by 11am for judging at 11.30am. Contact info@askewbusiness.co.uk

There will be a cake stall in aid of the DEC appeal, and we welcome donations of cakes after judging (not compulsory). There will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes.

Dog show – 12 noon
Dog show to be judged by Brackenbury Petcare. Categories: Best Dressed Dog; Obedience; Dog That Most Looks Like Its Owner. All entries to be in by 11.30am for judging at 12 noon. Entries £1. Entry form available from Finlay Brewer, 113 Askew Road or by emailing info@askewbusiness.co.uk. Proceeds go to the Mayhew Animal Home. Prizes: Dog biscuits, goody bags with toys, purple dog leads.


Featured Business

We regularly feature an article about a local business. You can read the latest one here on our website, under Featured Business. This month is Glenis Wade of the Department of Calm. read it

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


Wendell Park Community Group social evening and AGM

Monday 15 May 2017, 7.45pm St. Saviour’s Church Hall, Cobbold Road
Residents living in streets around Wendell Park are invited to attend WPCG’s Social Evening. Following the AGM at 7.45pm, local gardener Sarah Heaton will give a short talk, Spice up your Front Garden and Window Boxes. Refreshments will then be available.


West London Walks

Join Caroline MacMillan for her May walks below. More details are on her website www.westlondonwalks.co.uk. To book your place, please email her.

  • Tuesday 9 May, 10am: Bedford Park;
  • Saturday 13 May, 10am: Three Palaces Walk – from St. James's to Kensington;
  • Sunday 14 May, 3pm: Askew Road;
  • Tuesday 16 May, 10am: Portobello Road;
  • Monday 22 May, 10am: Notting Dale.

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.

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 www.askewbusiness.co.uk/events.

  • Saturday 6 May 11am-3pm: May Madness, Bees and Butterflies encouraging wildlife. Starch Green 11am-2pm
  • Tuesday 30 May 12.30-2pm: Grab a Bite Networking Lunch, The Orchard Tavern, 136 Askew Road, W12 9BP;
  • 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 info@askewbusiness.co.uk. 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 www.askewbusiness.co.uk/business-directory 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 info@askewbusiness.co.uk.

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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