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Askew Business Network October News

HCGA Fundraising Quiz Night

Tuesday 17 October, 6.30pm for 7pm, Thatched House, Dalling Road W6 0ET

Book early for the upcoming charity quiz night organised by Hammersmith Community Gardens Association (HCGA), supported by Askew Business Network and sponsored by the Thatched House. It promises to be another great evening! What’s more, all proceeds go to HCGA, which manages several community gardens in Hammersmith and Fulham. Projects include: conservation training schemes, volunteer gardening sessions, environmental play schemes and environmental education in local schools.

Email to register teams of four to six. Space is limited so book in advance. £10 per head including food. Please arrive at 6.30pm for a 7pm start.

Vote for your favourite local business…

And get Askew Road firmly on the map! The Hammersmith and Fulham Brilliant Business Awards are back for 2017, giving everyone in the borough the chance to nominate their best-loved local enterprise. Customers can Nominate your favourite business in three categories: Best Fulham Business, Best Hammersmith Business and Best Shepherd’s Bush Business. Each nomination counts as a vote. The closing date for public nominations is Sunday 5 November.

Businesses can put themselves forward for a Judges’ Prize from the expert panel, with awards in a number of categories. The closing date for business self-nominations is Friday 27 October.

The winners will be announced at an awards evening on Thursday 15 November. See here for tickets or sponsorship opportunities.

Visit the awards website for more details.

Grab a desk! Flexible office space for start-ups

Hammersmith & Fulham Council is launching a flexible new workspace for local entrepreneurs and start-ups. If you are a local resident running your start-up from home, this is an affordable way of renting office space for the first time – and may provide useful networking opportunities.

Up to 20 desks are available for six months at Landmark House, close to Hammersmith tube station. Each desk costs £265 per month. This includes all service charges, utilities, Wi-Fi and use of a meeting room. There are also: parking spaces, 24-hour security, air conditioning and views over the river.

For more info, email:

Gardening Friends of Wendell Park Tuesday 10 October, 7pm

The newly formed Gardening Friends of Wendell Park are holding their first AGM on 10 October. The group's Constitution will be formalised, a chairman/woman, vice-chair, treasurer and secretary will be appointed and committee members elected. It will also be a chance to bring gardening friends up-to-date with the achievement of volunteers who have been removing invasive snowberry from the park's southern border and also outline plans for planting bulbs and future work. If you love Wendell Park, please do come along to the meeting at 43 Rylett Road, W12 9ST.

West London Walks

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

  • Monday 2 October, 10.00 am: Bedford Park
  • Saturday 7 October, 10.00 am: Notting Dale
  • Monday 9 October, 10.30 am: Brook Green
  • Wednesday 11 October, 10.30 am: Brackenbury to Askew Road
  • Saturday 14 October, 10.00 a.m: Shepherd's Bush
  • Sunday 22 October, 3.00 pm: Holland Park
  • Tuesday 24 October, 10.00 am: Portobello Road
  • Saturday, 28 October, 10.00 am: Bishop's Park

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 17 October 18.30-11pm: HCGA Fundraising Quiz, The Thatched House, 115 Dalling Road, W6 0ET;
  • Tuesday 31 October 12.30-2pm: Grab a Bite Networking Lunch, The Orchard Tavern, 136 Askew Road, W12 9BP;
  • Tuesday 28 November, 12.30-2pm: Grab a Bite Networking Lunch, The Orchard Tavern, 136 Askew Road, W12 9BP;
  • Tuesday 12 December: HCGA/ABN Christmas event, Starch Green, details to follow.

Latest Askew Ward Newsletter

Download the September Askew Ward newsletter from our Askew Safer Neighbourhood Team.

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

Local Askew Mag

Pick up your copy of the Autumn 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.

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

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.


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