Hanwell

Hanwell

Welcome to the Hanwell 'Our Bigger Story' website. This is part of the multi media evaluation of 15 Big Local areas in England. The website is an opportunity to follow what is changing in Hanwell as a result of Big Local over a ten year period.

The aim of the website is to share the learning from everything that is happening in Hanwell with other Big Local areas and highlight what works in communities with a wider audience of practitioners and policy makers.

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  • Photography Competition
    July 16, 2022      Photo
    Hanwell Big Local invited local residents of the Hanwell Big Local area to enter our photography competition. The themes were Hanwell People, Hanwell Places and Hanwell Nature. There were three categories; Under 11 years old, 12-16 years old and adults. The prizes were given at the Award Ceremony.
  • Making a String Art Card Workshop 6th July 2022
    July 6, 2022      Photo
    HBL organised ‘Making a String Art Card’ workshop where all the materials were provided. The participants learnt a new craft and made some lovely handmade cards. These are the perfect way to express their creativity and brighten someone’s day. “I enjoyed the creative art and Laurie's patience to teach us a new skill”. “Thank you so much for an opportunity to learn something new. I always watch people doing beautiful things with needles, but personally I have never done it before. Today I touched the needle for the first time and I love it. Thank you once again”. “It was very relaxing and Laurie was very helpful and knowledgeable”. “I enjoyed the environment, the peace and the fun”.
  • Walk and Talk June 2022
    June 28, 2022      Photo
    HBL organised a friendly tour of the local area. Joanna Dudzinska from 'Talking and Exploring' led the walk interacting with the participants and encouraging their interaction and sharing their memories, knowledge and recommendations. The participants were grateful to HBL for providing an activity that brings people together, breaks isolation, encourages interaction between those on the walk and those met on route. Walking outdoors in a group and being mindful of the surroundings is a simple way to make people feel better, especially after the difficulties of the recent years. The participants enjoyed the walk, and many stayed on for a further chat at lunch at the local pizza place, L'oro di Napoli.
  • Knit and Natter (16th June – 7th July 2022)
    June 16, 2022      Photo
    Hanwell Big Local organised Knit and Natter group for residents of the HBL area. It was a friendly group and people had an opportunity to made new friends and swap tips and ideas. Some of the feedback received from the participants is: “I enjoyed connecting with other people, sharing ideas and seeing others people's work”. “The group and the tutor; they're very friendly”. “I enjoyed meeting new people, sharing experience, learning new skills and techniques”. “Gilly is very pleasant and helpful”. “Thank you so much for the opportunity”.