Neasden Clean Up Day a great success

Local people, social enterprises and local businesses joined up with the Community Payback team for a Neasden Clean-Up day. I brought along the leader of the Council and we both donned gloves and were issued with rubbish bags and litter pickers to help out.

clean up dayCllr Butt said, “We are delighted to support local people and businesses in Smartening up the borough”.

We managed to clear a lot of the litter that had accumulated around bushes and green areas on the approach to Neasden Shopping Centre. When we smarten places up, we encourage residents to use local shops and make the area more attractive to visitors.

Vijay Amin, of ABi Associates who have offices in the Grange on Neasden Roundabout and was the main organiser for the Day said, “The area was starting to look grubby. We organised the Clean Up to give an opportunity for businesses to work with the local community for everyone’s benefit. We will do it again in the summer by which time we hope it’s is a few degrees warmer. We want to thank Veolia for supporting us and look forward to their support in the summer”.

Neasden Clean Up Day – Saturday 23rd February 2013 – Time: 10am to 1pm

Neasden Parage signI am working with ABi Associates to organise a Clean Up Day in Neasden.

The meeting place is 10am at the Grange, Neasden Lane NW10 1QB (on the Neasden Roundabout).

Join local business owners, residents and Brent Councillors and help us clean up Neasden. Refreshments will be offered and all tools and equipment will be provided.

For more information please contact: Vijay Amin on 020 8438 4550 and / or email him on info@abi.co.uk

Please wear warm clothes and note that under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

GUEST BLOGPOST FROM ABi ASSOCIATES: [Re]Introducing The Grange

The Grange is a Grade 11 listed building located in Neasden. Brent’s former Grange Museum of Community History (better known as “the museumon the roundabout”) was based here until early 2005. It now houses the offices of ABi Associates Limited,one ofLondon’s leading business support companies, providing enterprise support and training to local businesses. The Grange also provides local organisations with an ideal venue to showcase their projects and programmes.

ABI (www.abi.co.uk) is a reputable business support and training consulting company dedicated to empowering the entrepreneurial success of London’s small businesses and communities. Over the past five years it has helped over 200 individuals to start their own businesses and provided business support to retailers both on Willesden High St and Wembley High Rd.

The Grange has also established a gardening club in partnership with Brent’s Elders Voice. The club brings together local elderly people who have an interest in gardening and meeting other like minded people.

Over the past eighteen months the Grange has hosted international visitors from EU and other countries who are keen to learn more about community and enterprise developments inLondon. These visits has also given local people and business owners an opportunity to make new contacts internationally as well as learn about new ways to address youth unemployment, women entrepreneurship and regeneration of our town centres.

Finally, in January 2012 the Grange is establishing the Grange Business Hub which will provide affordable offices and training rooms space to rent for new and growing businesses in Brent.

For more information on what’s happening at the Grange please contact us on  0208 348 4550 or email info@grangebusinesshub.co.uk

The Grange

Last summer I had the pleasure of been shown around what people in Neasden and around Brent know as The Grange Museum, Grange Roundabout and generally all things Grange! There is a lot of confusion on what currently happens at this historic site. I will shortly be publishing a guest blog post from ABi Associates about what happens at The Grange.