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Community Day - Acton Market  - 7th October

Acton West London are co hosting a community event on 7th October.We are going to be teaming up with local community safety advocate Vanessa Hyman and our neighbours 0n the Mount St. Marys Church.  Vanessa who sadly lost her son on mothers day 2004,  to gun and knife crime, has been passionate about keeping people safe and creating safe communities for almost 20 years.  You can find out more about her organisation ‘ A mothers tear drop’  here We’re All In This Together, is outdoor community event…that celebrates community and raises the profile of safer communities.On the day, there will be speaches about prevention and how to be safe…and we will also be celebrating the 1 year birthday of the Reduce and Recycle hub!You will be entertained by Special Guest Studio, Fatman Sound and Charisma Sound..We will have a Bouncy Castle, Face Painting and Sand Art for the young ones plus Stalls and Food Vendors and the Reduce and Recycle Hub.  The Lottery Fund are bringing their mood gazer and an Astronomer. Elevate Arts will be performing in the afternoon and we hope to have our friends from Acton Fire Station on site in the afternoon for children to explore the fire engine and meet the officers.More people are hoping to join us on the day, we will keep you posted on our social media platforms in regards to what else will be on site on the Mount that day!   So come, bring your children, be entertained and have some  food and fun….Date… 7th October 2023 ..Time… 11am till 6pmAddress …The Mount,Acton High Street W3 9NW (opposite Morrisons)..Lets bring the Community Back Together

Zahra Shah ● 6d0 Comments ● 6d

The Goldsmith Greens. Message from Juliet McDonald

Hi everyone. GREAT NEWS!!!! Remember the testimonials you all wrote in support of FOFGA’s request to protect our three Central Acton greens? On Thursday evening at Perceval House, I did a 5-minute presentation, as did our Councillor Kate Crawford, requesting this extra protection for our green spaces, to the LDPAC committee. We also officially handed in your 370+ individual statements to the clerk. These testimonials looked absolutely amazing (thanks @Tricia Howey for creating a beautiful graphic design from an unwieldy Excel spreadsheet) as we had them professionally printed and ringbound.   It is with rapturous delight that I can tell you the LDPAC committee voted unanimously to support our proposal for the greens to be designated LGS. This is an important first step in many. The proposal now has to go through various ‘tests’ for meeting NPPF criteria, council legalities (the soil owner of 2 of the 3 greens has to be engaged with), the GLA and finally the planning inspectorate. So it’s not a victory in itself yet, but a victory for us as a community as we’ve done our part in presenting our case - at the very best moment, to the right officers, in the most appropriate way - and our representation just has to go through the process now.   Thanks to everyone who contributed and in particular the army of leaflet droppers who risked their fingers in biting letterflaps and to key supporters Maire Lowe and my husband Neal. Fingers crossed this proposal gets over each and every hurdle 🙏

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