English as a Second Language
From beginners to advanced.
Come and meet the tutor on Weds 7th or Thurs 8th June in the Community Centre
10:30 – 4:30pm
Everyone welcome to come along!
Now we have a lovely new centre...maybe you would like to pop in and see what is on offer!
Our ESOL Classes are designed to get you talking...different levels for your needs
All female classes available and the tutor welcomes those with under two’s!
We all need to understand each other....a fun and friendly class to get you all talking!
Maggie has worked with the Trust before and we know she is the tutor for YOU!!!
Keep checking the website.... more courses coming up!
21 Aytoun Place Stockwell Park Road London SW9 0TE www.thetrust.org.uk firstname.lastname@example.org 020 7924 9899
Here is a copy of the postcard to be delivered during May 2013
Check out the following article from the UR Boss
Related article: the project achieved a runners up prize in the award for which it was nominated... for more details click here.
(one of the Trust’s most active volunteers) arranged for the Trust to receive free chickens from the Clapham branch of Nando’s
to enable volunteers to cook on Friday evenings and provide a hot meal for up to 100 people.
selected the Trust to be part of their corporate video
and this was filmed on Thursday 6th
February with over 100 local people attending. A meal was provided along with entertainment (for free!) by our groups who have been given free space to rehearse. This included the Tango dancers and the Hungarian break dancers. The young people who had contributed towards the CTH calendar were presented with prizes for their hard work. CTH staff attended.
The evening was very successful with Trust staff and volunteers meeting the Managing Director of Nando’s and also two representatives from the American Food Donation Connection
who are responsible for the redistribution of surplus food in association with the National Restaurant Association
This could be considered a controversial programme as currently the Mayor of London is trying to halt the distribution of surplus food to the homeless and poor on the streets. Those helping to supply food to the Trust include both Pret a Manger
The Trust does not currently advertise the free evening meal widely and there have been no reports of anti-social behaviour arising from the Food Project and we are hoping that the fact that the food is distributed by qualified volunteers within the confines of the building might mean we are going to continue to have food supplied.
Nando’s are currently running a very successful employability project in South Africa and the Trust is keen to be a part of this as 6000 youngsters were placed in jobs arising from the South African Project and although many of the issues are the same many are different and we are due to meet the leader of the project in the near future.
Jolly Good Jem
360 Calories Per Leg
Three Hungry Men
May I Have More
Email from Nando’s after the event:
“Hi Mala, Julie,
Thank you so much for hosting us last night – and for going to such great lengths to making it a special occasion. We got some great footage, but more importantly we had a really emotional experience of seeing where our chicken is being put to such good use (and to think it used to go in the bin). We were all really moved by the great set up you have and the fantastic work you are doing.
Thanks again. We’ll be in touch (and of course, we’ll send you a copy of the film when it’s done).
Do the Right Thing Manager”
For years the area has been dominated by the towering Wayland House.
For some it was an eyesore with bad memories of drug dealers in the stairwells, dodgy electrics and a water tank that once we found pigeons had been bathing in. For others it was their home with fantastic views, great neighbours and flats they loved. They lived their lives in the sky, away from all the stresses of the streets. Not enough investment in the then unfashionable tower block meant that Wayland House was never able to reach its full potential. We filmed the opening shots of our video “Home Turf”
on the roof of Wayland – kids jumping about on the skyline… probably wouldn’t be allowed these days!
When residents were asked whether the block should stay up or come down they voted for it to be brought down – not with a bang but with a whimper. Floor by floor the demolition of Wayland House is taking place.
For those who have mixed memories they can think back to 1999 when the poor unfortunate Claudio Annunciacao aged 32 was found stuffed into a rubbish chute on the 8th floor. Still on the Met’s books as an unsolved murder his final resting place will soon be gone.
On September 17th 2012 there was a FIRE on the 11th floor! (click here to see full article)...
pictures and words courtesy of “Brixton Blog”
Wayland House, shortly before being taken down
An artist named David Hepher painted an oil on canvas picture of
Wayland House called “Stockwell Flats”.
This is what Wayland House looked like when originally built.
Click on 'Map of Wayland House' above, then 'View Map' to see where Wayland House once stood. If you hit the 'Satellite' view and then zoom in by turning your mouse wheel, you can see works in progress of the building that will replace Wayland House!
Some people hold fond memories of Wayland House... Lil Sullivan sings of hers! (in an exclusive for The Community Trust :)