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Jasmine premieres at Watermans Arts Centre


A Hounslow student who wrote and directed her own film, has seen her name and her production, go up in lights and several members from Brentford Chamber attended the film premiere.

Shane Santillin (pictured), 17, who attends St Marks RC School, Hounslow, saw her film called Jasmine, shown at the Watermans Art Centre, Brentford, earlier this month.

The film was funded by Hounslow Council and the Sky Academy as part of a £40,000 grant for the Sparks! Young Filmmakers Competition which is one many projects that looks to support young people gain opportunities in creative fields such as television, art and sport.

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Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship

UWL CLBSIn support of the Government’s new initiative to develop the UK Work force’s higher skills, The Claude Littner Business School at the University of West London is offering a Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship (CMDA). This is part of the Degree Apprenticeship programme, a new government and industry scheme which offers the guarantee of a high quality degree, on-the job experience and a professional pathway for development.

Developed by a group of 20 businesses led by Serco, the CMDA produces managers with the management skills and qualities required by employers of all sizes and from all sectors. The programme is tailored to the needs of the working day, balancing education and business demands.

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Brentford FC secure detailed planning consent for 648 homes

Lionel Road stadium and towersBrentford Football Club and its development partner Prime Place, the private residential arm of Willmott Dixon,  have secured detailed planning consent from Hounslow Borough Council to deliver a new 20,000 capacity football stadium, together with 648 new homes, in Brentford.

The new stadium and seven new residential buildings will be located on a ten-acre site on Lionel Road South. 304 homes will be provided for private sale and 344 for private rental through Willmott Dixon’s Private Rental Sector company be:here. Branded Prime Place, Kew Bridge, the homes will be in a mix of one, two and three-bedroom apartments and will offer high quality hotel-style living with facilities including a concierge service, private lounge/library and dining room, cinema, gym, and private landscaped gardens.

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Congratulations on CPO for Lionel Road

We would like to take the time to welcome the news that on the 1st April, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, the Rt Hon. Greg Clark MP approved the Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) for the land required for Brentford FC’s new stadium at Lionel Road.

We applaud the hard work done by all the staff at Lionel Road Stadium Ltd for making this happen and look forward to the next steps.

Age UK fundraising for Christmas celebrations

Age UK HounslowWith the festive season fast approaching, Brentford Chamber member Age UK Hounslow will be hosting a Christmas lunch on 25th December 2015 for older people in the area who may otherwise face Christmas alone. The Charity is now appealing to the local community to help raise funds to support older people during the festive season and throughout the year. The money raised could help provide an older person with lunch and give them a little warmth and companionship at Christmas and beyond.

The festive season is usually a time for celebration with loved ones, however new research from the leading Charity for older people paints a gloomy picture of the festive season, with more than 340,000 older people across the country worried about feeling lonely this Christmas and more than a million older people saying they haven’t spoken to a friend, neighbour or family member for over a month. Locally, a heart breaking 40,000 older people in London will spend Christmas alone.

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