Community Round Up
From job fairs and festivals to tackling anti social behaviour it’s been a busy month at GEL.
The Hanwell Hootie Music Festival is one of the biggest and most enjoyable free local events in our borough. 2022 was the Hootie’s 10th anniversary and given the restrictions of the last few years, it was a particularly special community event with people of all generations getting together to enjoy the music and generally let their hair down.
But in order to make sure these things run smoothly, there’s a huge amount of less glamorous ‘backroom’ support needed. Over the course of the weekend, GEL provided a street cleansing, continuous litter picking and bin and waste collection service for the Hootie and the local pubs, as well as logistics and transport solutions.
We’re committed to supporting our community, but this lovely note of thanks from Rosalie Pereira was still very welcome.
“I just wanted to say a great big huge thank you on behalf of The Hanwell Hootie Music Festival Management Team and Directors, for all your help and assistance throughout the preparation, during, and after the event, it is most greatly appreciated. Your team’s hard work and commitment ensured that Hootie was such an incredible event for the 10th year running. We really appreciate all the help and extra support provided”
Tackling anti-social behaviour
As well as social events in the borough we’re also here when things are not so positive. We’re all too aware that anti-social behaviour can make life miserable for residents. GEL recently worked in partnership with Safer Communities, The Canal and River Trust and Community Payback to tackle the environmental factors contributing to antisocial behaviour on one local estate.
Large trees and bushes made the area dark and helped to conceal the illegal and anti social behaviour that was happening close to residents’ homes.
So GEL lifted and chopped down trees from the area, thinned out the vegetation, litter picked and dealt with fly tipping. The efforts of all involved, have made it a lighter, cleaner, safer environment. There is no longer a place to hide antisocial behaviour, and once again residents can walk safely at night and feel proud of where they live.
Come and work for Greener Ealing
Last wednesday, Greener Ealing were one of many employers who took part in the Ealing Jobs Fair. After the huge success of the fair in March when over 400 residents attended, this event was organised by Ealing Council and British Land, giving people in the borough the chance to explore opportunities by employers in several growing sectors such as construction, digital and creative, health and social care and of course most relevant to Greer Ealing those looking to be part of the green economy e.g. renewable energy, green buildings and waste management.
We were delighted to be there and mixing with other local employers including Work Ealing, Ealing Council, British Land, Adecco, Joe Brennan Training, Maydencroft, Make It Ealing, Heathrow and Telford Homes.
Don’t worry if you missed the fair as all the current jobs at Greener Ealing are on our website. If you’re an HGV driver or want to find out more about becoming one of our street cleansing operatives, then go to the ‘Join our team’ section on this site.
Females are under-represented in the waste and recycling industry and applications from them are particularly welcome.