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Community wellbeing activities, volunteering and workshop programme

Through the winter and spring months, we will be holding a range of wellbeing activities, workshops and volunteering events along the canal and in the parks and green spaces.

More details and sign-up information below.

Let's Litter Pick Southall 10am – 1pm 23 March

A monthly canal side litter pick run with LAGER Can (Litter Action Group for Ealing Residents) held every fourth Saturday of the month. Come and meet other local volunteers and spend sometime outside improving the environment for people and wildlife. All equipment provided and all ages welcome (children must be accompanied by a responsible adult). Full details and register here for Saturday 24 February and here for Saturday 23 March

Let’s Walk - Havelock Canal Walk – 11.30am – 12.30pm every Wednesday

Join our volunteer walk leader on a weekly walk (or you can just come once) for a circular canalside walk from Havelock Estate along the Grand Union Canal and past part of the Hanwell Flight of Locks to Glade Lane Canalside Park. Full details and register here.

Jena – Floating Classroom Boat Renovation Volunteers

Join us to help restore Jena (photos below). If you like practical tasks such as DIY, painting or sanding then please do come and help us get Jena back on the water again. We are also looking for a volunteer qualified electrician who could help us with installing some more power sockets on the boat. Full details and register here.

Let's Go Southall Activity Sessions – daily activities!

Join the Active Communities Team in activities including yoga, knitting, Giddha, gentle exercises, football, cardio, walks, park run, park play, family activities, basketball and much more. Full details here on Let's Go Southall's What's On Page

Let’s Plant a Canalside Hedgerow - Bankside

Tuesday 19 March 10am-2pm (drop in anytime) Full details and register here. Thursday 21 March 10am-2pm (drop in anytime) Full details and register here.
Friday 22 March 10am-2pm(drop in anytime) – Full details and register here.

Let’s Plant the Southall Wellbeing Way – Southall Rec to Havelock Green Space

This is a family friendly event – all ages welcome. Under 16’s must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Sunday 7 April 2024 10am-2pm (drop in anytime) Full details and register here.

Coming Soon

We are awaiting planning permission for the new Canalside Community Garden – we will be recruiting volunteers to help us develop and maintain this garden once approved. We are also going to be planting trees and hedges in the first week of April.

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Workshops were held on-site focusing on the specific project locations at Southall Recreation Ground, Norwood Top Lock & Glade Lane Canalside Park, Havelock Road Canalside Park, Spikes Bridge Park and Bankside, with an online workshop and in-person workshop at Havelock Family Centre.

Your feedback has helped develop the designs for these spaces further and there will be further opportunities to shape the details as above.

If you'd like to receive more information about getting involved in developing the plans, planting, creating, and a programme of wellbeing activities coming soon, please send an email with the title Southall Wellbeing Way to [email protected]

You can also get in touch with your feedback or any other query by emailing: [email protected]

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Last Edited: 15 March 2024

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