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What’s on in Harrow Road

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Published: 1 July 2021

The Harrow Road area is full of opportunities and activities for your local community. Stay up to date with our local events and opportunities:

Job opportunity

Willmott Dixon are currently looking to recruit a Level 3 apprentice document controller to join our London and East construction business. Based in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, we deliver projects across multiple sectors within North London, the northern home counties and East Anglia.

The Apprenticeship is offered through a shared apprentice provider, you will be employed and have your apprenticeship managed directly by them but work solely for Willmott Dixon. You will primarily work on our projects within the London Borough of Westminster, however you will be asked to work on other projects as and when required.

Have your say – the future of employment and skills in London 

City Hall wants to hear from your communities about the future of employment and skills in London.

We're inviting all organisations who work directly with Londoners to host a ‘Community Conversation’ to gather Londoners’ views. We are offering Consultation Access Grants of up to £500 for organisations that need support to do this; the deadline to apply for a grant has been extended to Sunday 18 July 2021. Your organisation can also submit its own response to the consultation through a different link for organisations. The deadline to host a Community Conversation or respond to the consultation is Sunday 8 August 2021.

The consultation feedback will help shape future employment and skills priorities, especially the draft Adult Education Roadmap for London, which sets out a long-term vision for adult learning in the capital. Adult learning includes all types of classes, courses, training opportunities and qualifications for those aged 19 and over, and is important to help Londoners get the skills they need for jobs and to live happier, healthier lives. 

Westbourne Summer Festival

Saturday 17 July, 1pm to 5pm, Canal Side, Warwick Estate, W2

Join us for a day of fun at the Westbourne Summer Festival.

We will be celebrating the summer with live music, paddle boarding, a petting farm and much more.

The event will practice COVID-19 safety regulations throughout.

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Westbourne Summer Festival 2021 PDF, 2.22 MB, 2 pages

Share your views to improve the Harrow Road Area

Saturday 19 June, 10am to 5pm, Maida Hill Market Place

What changes around Harrow Road would make the most difference to you?

As part of the Harrow Road Place Plan, Westminster City Council are working with an architect-led team of professionals to lead three pieces of work to improve the Harrow Road area.

The first focuses on Maida Hill Market Place and has the potential to unlock jobs and revenue for residents, and space for culture, community, and civic life. The second and third sit at points where the high street meets the canal, offering the chance to create greener and more inviting public spaces.

All information will be available online from Saturday 19 June 2021 for you to share your comments and views.

We can send you a paper copy of the information, which you can request using the details below. Our team are happy to hear from you and answer any questions via:

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Caribbean Cultural Market at Maida Hill Market

Saturday 14 August 2021, 10am to 4pm, Maida Hill Market Place

Come join us at our exciting new Caribbean Cultural Market at Maida Hill to support London’s BAME owned businesses and community groups.

Visitors will expect a diverse set of stalls selling afro Caribbean goods.

If you would be interested in having a pop-up stall at Maida Hill Market in the future, please contact Westminster’s Markets Team for an informal chat at [email protected]

Let’s grow Westbourne!

Wednesdays, 10am to 12pm, Woodchester Square, W2

Join in every Wednesday to help grow and develop the Westbourne Community Garden. Everyone is welcome, no experience needed.

Light refreshments will be provided throughout the two hours.

If you’re keen to join contact Lizzie on 07593 690705 or email [email protected] for more information.

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Community Fibre Digital Ambassadors in Westminster

We have joined forces with Community Fibre, and Tempo Time Credits to offer Westminster residents the chance to take a lead in their communities by volunteering to become a Community Fibre Digital Ambassador.

We have several Ambassadors recruited, trained, and ready to deliver sessions in our communities - we are currently looking for residents to register their interest in taking part in digital skills sessions to improve their digital literacy.

There are opportunities for digital skills sessions to take place over the telephone, online, or in-person in our libraries and community spaces, depending on your preferences and capabilities so please don't hesitate to get in touch. Sessions vary from the most basic skills to advanced skills and are completely based on personal capabilities and targets.

Safeguarding is important to us and Ambassadors are fully DBS-checked and trained in security and privacy.

Find out more about Digital Ambassadors

If you're interested in becoming a Digital Ambassador, or you or someone you know would benefit from taking part in digital skills sessions please contact [email protected]

‘Reskillship’ job opportunities for Westminster residents

Full fibre broadband company G.Network has announced a recruitment and training programme for hundreds of ‘fibre specialist’ positions, and is urging Westminster residents to apply. The company is training up an engineering workforce of 225 Londoners from scratch via its ‘Reskillship’ programme.

Candidates will not be required to have any previous fibre or engineering experience and will be judged on attitude and aptitude alone. The recruitment process will be a simple interview with G.Network and a three-week pre-employment training programme.

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G.Network will be running an open day for Westminster residents in partnership with the Westminster Employment Service on the 16 June, from 10am to 1pm. To book yourself in, please send your CV to: [email protected]

To be eligible you will need to:

  • live in Westminster
  • have a full UK driving license with no more than 6 points
  • be on any kind of unemployment benefit

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