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Isleworth War Memorial unveiled

Posted by Sue Sampson on February 26, 2016 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Councillor Sue Sampson And John Roach Unveil

The War Memorial On Isleworth Green.



The memorial on Isleworth Green , at the junction of North Street and Swan Street, was unveiled by Isleworth ward councillor Sue Sampson, Hounslow's cabinet member for communities, and local resident John Roach on 9 August 2014.



Isleworth councillor poses for charity 'nudes' calendar

Posted by Sue Sampson on February 26, 2016 at 7:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Councillor Sue Sampson was among the models for the calendar, being sold in aid of domestic violence charities


The great and good of Isleworth have bared their flesh for a 'nude' calendar in aid of charity.

 

Isleworth councillor Sue Sampson has joined residents and business people from the area in posing for the Calendar Girls-style year planner.

 

Local artist Lesley Miller, who runs the South Street on the Square Gallery and Gift Shop, painted them all with carefully placed props to preserve their modesty.

 

The calendars are now on sale for £10 each (plus postage and packing), with the proceeds to be split between the charities Women's Aid and Mankind Initiative, both of which aim to tackle domestic violence.

 

Ms Miller, who hopes to sell 400 copies, said: "The calendar started off as a joke. After my debut exhibition in February people asked what I was going to do next so I joked it would be a project entitled 'Nudes'.

 

"Rowan and Janine from the coffee shop said they would do it and began asking around. Quite strangely, it was easy finding volunteers. Isleworth is obviously more liberal minded than I had previously thought."

 

The project has special significance for Ms Sampson, who appears in the month of May, as her sister was murdered by her estranged husband.

 

As cabinet member for communities, her portfolio includes responsibility for tackling domestic violence, and she has campaigned tirelessly on the issue.

 

Among those joining her on the calendar's pages are Chris Wright, managing director of Sunvil Travel, and South Street Coffee Shop owners Rowan and Tom Joyce.

 

The calendar was officially launched by Brentford & Isleworth MP Ruth Cadbury on Friday September 25 at the gallery, where it will be on sale alongside the usual range of arts and crafts by local makers. The paintings themselves will also be on display in the gallery until November 1.

 

For more information about the calendar and Ms Miller's other artwork, visit https://millerlesley77.wix.com/ljmillerart.



Hounslow Business Awards 2015

Posted by Sue Sampson on February 26, 2016 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)

HOUNSLOW BUSINESS AWARDS 2015


Businesses Search for Hounslow’s best businessses gets under way.

Businesses across the London Borough of Hounslow are being invited to put themselves forward for the third annual Hounslow Business Awards in association with Hounslow Highways.


Organised by Hounslow Chamber of Commerce, the awards are designed to recognise and reward the achievements of Hounslow’s business community. The awards were officially launched yesterday (12 March) at iBurbia Studios in Chiswick – winner of the 2014 Hounslow Business Awards Best Hospitality & Leisure category.


The London Borough of Hounslow and Invest Hounslow are one of the proud sponsors of the 2015 awards. Speaking on behalf of Hounslow Council, Councillor Sue Sampson, cabinet member for communities and economic development, said “The wealth of business we have in Hounslow is second to none. From the big corporate giants on the Golden Mile to the small, independent businesses which make our borough unique, I am very excited about this year’s awards and pleased that the council is backing them again this year.


“The awards complement our Invest Hounslow aims which support and grow businesses in the borough, as well as attract new enterprises to our shores.


“The awards have become a much anticipated annual event and are growing from strength to strength. I’m really looking forward to this year’s event and discovering the wealth of talent and enterprise we have on our doorstep.”


Speaking about the awards, Stephen Fry – chief executive of Hounslow Chamber of Commerce – said “We are delighted to be organising these awards for the third consecutive year. Since we launched the awards in 2013 we have been hugely impressed not only with the quality of businesses who have put themselves forward, but also by the enthusiasm and passion for these awards.


Business owners and managers have had to work very hard over the past few years to keep ahead of their competition, and the peer to peer endorsement that comes from winning one of our awards really can make the difference when it comes to securing new customers and winning new business”.


Speaking on behalf of title sponsors Hounslow Highways, service director Rob Gillespie said “Hounslow Highways is very pleased to be the headline sponsor for the Hounslow Business Awards for the second year running.”

- See more at: http://investhounslow.com/hounslow-business-awards-2015-2/#sthash.H5uYgkTt.dpuf


The London Borough of Hounslow and Invest Hounslow are among the proud sponsors of the 2015 awards. Speaking on behalf of Hounslow Council, Councillor Sue Sampson, cabinet member for communities and economic development, said “The wealth of business we have in Hounslow is second to none.From the big corporate giants on the Golden Mile to the small, independent businesses which make our borough unique, I am very excited about this year’s awards and pleased that the council is backing them again this year.


“The awards complement our Invest Hounslow aims which support and grow businesses in the borough, as well as attract new enterprises to our shores.


“The awards have become a much anticipated annual event and are growing from strength to strength. I’m really looking forward to this year’s event and discovering the wealth of talent and enterprise we have on our doorstep.”


Hounslow Business AwardsThe awards are free to enter and businesses can enter online by visiting the website www.hounslowawards.com; companies have two months to complete their entries before the judging process begins. The awards will culminate with a gala dinner and awards ceremony at the Hilton Syon Park on 9th October 2015.


There are twelve categories that can be entered


Best SME Business – Best Business for Customer Service

Entrepreneur of the Year – Commitment to the Community

Best New Business – Best Business for Training & Development

Best Green Business – independent Retailer of the Year

Best Hospitality & Leisure – Best Business for Marketing & Social Media

Logistics Business of the Year – International Business of the Year

2015 sponsors include:

Hounslow Highways

iBurbia Studios

London Borough of Hounslow

Invest Hounslow

Class1 Personnel

JSI Logistics

Brentford FC

out&about magazine

Hilton Hotels – Syon Park


- See more at: http://investhounslow.com/hounslow-business-awards-2015-2/#sthash.H5uYgkTt.dpuf










Hounslow stands up to female genital mutilation

Posted by Sue Sampson on February 26, 2016 at 6:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Hounslow council and charity FORWARD host free event to encourage people to learn more about how to help tackle female genital mutilation



Hounslow Council has joined the fight against FGM


Stand up to female genital mutilation (FGM) and spread the message with Hounslow Council and charity FORWARD on Saturday (February 6).

 

People in Hounslow are being urged to join the council and the leading anti-FGM organisation to mark International Day of Zero Tolerance against FGM at Isleworth Public Hall.

 

The free event will give people a chance to find out what’s being done locally to tackle FGM, women most likely to be at risk, and how people can get involved in raising awareness of the issue and the fight to erase it from society.

 

There will be speeches, live music and free food and drink at the event which runs from 4pm to 7pm.

 

READ MORE: March planned as London's only under-18s FGM clinic closes.

 

Councillor Sue Sampson, Hounslow council’s cabinet member for communities, recently launched a weekly drop-in service for victims of gender based violence to seek help , in Hounslow.

 

She said: “I urge residents from across the borough to join us on Saturday for this event.

 

“The more we make everyone aware that this illegal practice is going on, the more we can do to tackle it.

 

“FGM is acknowledged in the UK as a violation of the human rights of girls and women. It has been a taboo subject, hidden from general society, for far too long.

 

“With more public awareness, with events like this, we can make sure that it won’t remain hidden any longer and we can end it happening in all cultures for good.”

 

READ MORE: More than 750 reports of FGM in London in three months.

 

Last year, Hounslow council became a 'White Ribbon' borough, and together with FORWARD (Foundation for Women’s Health Research and Development), who are funded by the council to raise awareness of and prevent FGM, hosted the first Hounslow Against FGM Community event.

 

The event takes place at Isleworth Public Hall, South Street, TW7 7BG, from 4pm to 7pm on Saturday (February 6).


Inspiring Isleworth Christmas Market Event

Posted by Sue Sampson on November 26, 2013 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (0)

LABOUR IN HOUNSLOW CAMPAIGN DAY SATURDAY 12th Feb

Posted by David Hughes on February 6, 2011 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (0)

The ConDem Goverment has imposed ideologically based reforms and cuts at a pace that not only threatens to devatate local services but also threatens any economic recovery that may come. As a party we need to make clear what differentiates us from this goverment.as well as direct and make aware the public who is responcible and to retain puplic support for the Labour Party. We want all our members to take an active part in this campaign day, the day is being organised jointly between Hounslow's two constituency Labour Parties and the Labour Group of Hounslow Councillors. It'll be a chance to meet other members, hear London and National speakers and for the Local Labour Party to talk about how we can fight back and start campaigning locally.

The Day Runs from 10am to 4pm at the Lampton Park Conferance Centre, Hounslow Civic Centre.

Speakers confirmed: Rt Hon Sadiq Khan MP, shadow lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice, Former Genaral Secretary of the Labour Party; Hilary Benn MP, Shadow Leader of the House of Commons; Mary Honeyball MEP, Murad Qureshi, Greater London Assembly Member leading on Environment issues and our Alan Keen MP Feltham & Heston.