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Community wellbeing activities, volunteering and workshop programme

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Let's Renovate a Historic Bridge 29 July to 9 August 10am to 3pm daily

Want to get involved in a heritage restoration project? We are starting to renovate our listed bridge at Glade Lane in Southall (UB2 4PL). We will be removing old paint and grouting and replacing with traditional lime mortar, and repainting around the lock - and you can join in for a unique experience!

For more details and to sign up to a specific day/time, please view our volunteer opportunity.

An old brick bridge over a canal with boats underneath

Let’s Litter Pick Southall 10am – 1pm 4th Saturday of the Month

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 time outside improving the environment for people and wildlife. All equipment provided and all ages welcome (children must be accompanied by a responsible adult).

Saturday 27 July 10am to 2pm at Bankside, Southall UB1 1NQ – For more information, please visit our opportunities page

Saturday 31 August 10am to 2pm at Adelaide Yard, Southall UB2 5QR – For more information, please visit our opportunities page.

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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. For more information and to book, please visit our Eventbrite page.

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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 go batty - Bat walk and workshop – Thursday 15 August at 8.00pm

Join bat experts from Ealing Wildlife Group on this fascinating workshop following by a 1-hour bat walk along the towpath to discover all about bats and why they are important. You’ll use electronic hand-held bat detectors to locate their ultrasonic calls and identify what species are flying overhead. A fun evening event for all ages, under 18s to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. From Havelock Road Green Space, led by Ealing Wildlife Group.

For more information and to book, please visit our Eventbrite page.

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Creative and Mindful Movement for adults and children at Open Havelock - Mondays and Wednesdays

Provided by Our Moving Stories, hosted by our partners Peabody at Open Havelock, Willowbrook South, 82 Willowbrook Rd, UB2 4RH

Mindful movement - Mondays - 10:00 - 11:30am Chair-based class for women utilising movement, breath and imagery in a friendly and supportive environment.

Move and Make - Wednesdays - 09:30-11:30am Creative fun for Parents/Carers and children aged 0-5

More detail on their website.

Coming Soon

Work is now underway to build the new Canalside Community Garden and are looking for volunteers to help us develop and maintain this garden with gardening events coming soon.

If you are interested please send an email with the title Southall Wellbeing Way to [email protected]

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Would you like to help curate and lead these activities?

We are recruiting for a Lead Volunteer!

We have an exciting opportunity to join the Trust’s team supporting our community volunteers and delivering community events in Southall to look after the Southall Wellbeing Way Project.

We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate individuals to help facilitate the activities at the new Lockkeeper’s Cottage Community Garden next to Norwood Bottom Lock (Glade Lane Canalside Park), and look after project installations, planting and habitats. Learn new skills, deliver safe and impactful volunteer days, bring a fun and positive attitude, and enjoy the satisfaction of seeing these activities come to life.

If you are interested in this hands-on outdoor opportunity and would like to learn more about what it means to be a Lead Volunteer, there is more information on our opportunities page.

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A person canoeing on a quiet canal

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.

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

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Last Edited: 09 July 2024

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