Welcome to the Hanwell 'Our Bigger Story' website. This is part of the multi media evaluation of 15 Big Local areas in England. The website is an opportunity to follow what is changing in Hanwell as a result of Big Local over a ten year period.

The aim of the website is to share the learning from everything that is happening in Hanwell with other Big Local areas and highlight what works in communities with a wider audience of practitioners and policy makers.

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  • Sewing Course (20th September, 11th October 2022)
    September 20, 2022      Photo
    HBL run a Sewing Course where all the materials were provided. Some of the feedback received from the participants is: "This course is good and it helps for mental well-being and meeting people and making new friends". "I learnt new skill and made friends and it's good for mentally and therapeutic and for my well-being. It was lovely and very enjoyable. Gilly is very helpful and very well organised". "I enjoyed learning new skills and using a sewing machine. The tutor is very good and explains very well. She makes me feel secure and welcome". "I enjoyed every moment I spent in the course. I am happy". "I enjoyed the small bags I made. I have learned how to sew in this short course".
  • Boxing Classes (16th September 21st October 2022)
    September 16, 2022      Photo
    HBL organised Boxing Classes which were delivered by an experienced Boxing instructor, Mike. Some of the feedback received from the participants is: “I enjoyed improving my general fitness & the chance to get out of the house, as a full-time carer” “It was fun and also good exercise and something different”. “I enjoyed learning a new skill and getting fit”. “I enjoyed learning new skill, and being encouraged by a great trainer to do more. Thank you, Mike”.
  • Pilates Classes (14th September 19th October 2022)
    September 14, 2022      Photo
    HBL funded Pilates Classes which were delivered by an experienced Pilates instructor. Some of the feedback received from the participants is: “Maarten was a great teacher. Liked the fact it was local and community based, with local people. Great time, very convenient”. “The time flew by and I enjoyed so much. Maarten was fantastic and I have loved and learned about Pilates, which I will definitely continue”. “Really helped me get back my confidence after having a baby. Feel more connected with myself and gave me an hour headspace a week which has had a really positive impact”. “I have enjoyed every lesson despite some discomfort. I will continue with Pilates as I feel it has improved m... 
  • Photography Competition
    July 16, 2022      Photo
    Hanwell Big Local invited local residents of the Hanwell Big Local area to enter our photography competition. The themes were Hanwell People, Hanwell Places and Hanwell Nature. There were three categories; Under 11 years old, 12-16 years old and adults. The prizes were given at the Award Ceremony.