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Our Mission Statement
"Connecting and empowering the West End Community"
We have four strategic goals : -
Enhance community cohesion across all generations and cultures in the West End
Residents of the West End are healthier and happier
Every resident eats better for less and knows their entitlements
Raise enough funds to ensure we are able to achieve our objectives
Latest Financial Information
The West End Community Trust Accounts to 31 March 2015Download 2015.12.16___west_end_community_trust.pdf...
The West End Community Trust Accounts to 31 March 2014Download 2014.12.19___The_West_End_Community_Trust.pdf...
The West End Community Trust Accounts to 31 March 2013Download final_signed_accounts_2013_forweb.pdf...
The West End Community Trust Accounts 31st March 2012Download signed_accounts_2012_1.pdf...
The West End Community Trust Accounts to 31st March 2011Download wect_2011_accounts_2.pdf...
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The Soho Caring Agencies Forum was formed at the start of the new millennium in 2001. Local community leaders, including Rev. Claire Herbert, the rector of St Anne’s Church, Soho, and Chris Best, chief executive of the Soho Housing Association, felt that there was a need for a network of those involved in the neighbourhood to get together from time to time. This would enable them to share ideas, talk over problems and work together to improve the lives of people living and working in Soho. Meetings were initially held every two months.
Neil Drinkwater joined as part-time administrator of the forum in 2006, but, two years later, the chair of the forum had to retire due to ill health, which left Neil running the forum. By this time, overall membership had increased to around 60.
It was around that time that the West End Time Bank was formed and Neil became project manager, assisted by a part-time Time Broker.
He and the scheme’s members identified a need for an entity to be formed to direct and manage projects, and, consequently, The West End Community Trust was incorporated and registered as a UK charity in 2010.
The four trustees were chosen for their experience in combining successful careers in commercial enterprise with work for charitable causes
Fiona Rhys-Jenkins Bailey
Ken lives with his wife in Brewer Street. Since retiring from the police in 2003 in his own words “ I have swanned around Soho being a general busy-body, namely, after 15 years on the board of Soho Housing (Association) I now act as a volunteer, hoping to liaise between our various stakeholders; member of the Soho Neighbourhood Forum Steering Group; chairman of the resident’s association of the block of flats where I live; a trustee of Soho Green (a local charity that works with the council and church to maintain St Ann’s churchyard gardens, Wardour St); and a director of Safer London (a business crime reduction partnership)”
Jeremy is a Chartered Surveyor with 25 years of client side asset and property management experience in central London. He has worked in the affordable sector since 2009 with Soho Housing bringing private sector commerciality to its real estate strategy. Soho Housing owns 800homes and commercial properties in central London. He is Managing Director of Soho Ltd, a new business launched in 2012 set up to lead the property related business of Soho Housing. His involvement during this period has assisted Soho Housing to reshape its development and commercial property portfolio leading to an enhanced business model. Soho Ltd manages and coordinates property related business (outside of housing management) and represents the property interests of Soho Housing. The focus is on development management, commercial property management, new business, investment transactions, JV management, leasehold enfranchisement and a range of other related property work. Prior to establishing Soho Ltd, Jeremy was Commercial Property Director for Soho Housing joining in May 2009. This role involved the provision of strategic property advice in relation to the commercial portfolio, the co-ordination of new affordable development opportunities and general property related support throughout the Soho Housing business. Jeremy was previously engaged by Capco (Capital & Counties) for 18 years as a Senior Asset Manager latterly involved in the regeneration of the central area of Covent Garden and surrounding properties. This role included the management, leasing and development of a wide range of commercial and residential properties. Amongst the high profile projects was key involvement in the delivery of the Apple Store in Covent Garden and bringing forward new residential developments.
Clare is a qualified chartered secretary who has worked at Morgan Sindall Group for 18 years, and was appointed company secretary in June 2014. Clare is interested in corporate responsibility and has been a member of the Group’s Sustainability Steering group since its inception in 2001. Prior to joining Morgan Sindall, Clare was general manager of a theatre production company. Clare is currently a trustee of a charity in Milton Keynes that provides nursery places for children. Clare’s other interest’s include cooking and theatre.
The Trust works in two main areas to improve the lives of people living in Soho and the West End. These are:
Neil Drinkwater - project manager
07768 907525 neil at westendtimebank.org.uk
Viola Etienne - Time Broker
07502 106713 viola at westendtimebank.org.uk
Franco Scintu - Time Bank Ambassador
The West End Community Trust
is a company limited by guarantee number 7175202 and has charitable status - registered charity number 1138467