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More fun in the sun than ever

Wednesday July 6, 2011

For the first time ever, children and young people in Hammersmith & Fulham are being given the chance to attend thousands of activities this summer across west and central London.

H&F, Kensington and Chelsea, and Westminster councils have joined forces to tell children and young people aged 0-19 about events taking place across the three boroughs.

This has been done by creating one simple information and listings booklet, called ‘Summer in the City’, which has details of hundreds of events, groups and clubs happening in July and August. It is being sent to all pupils in the three boroughs – around 60,000 school age children in total – via their schools over the next fortnight.

It is also the first time a publication has been made as part of the recent tri-borough working project – which has brought together several services, including children's services, from all three boroughs – saving the taxpayer thousands of pounds.

Cllr Helen Binmore, H&F cabinet member for children’s services, said: “The Summer in the City guide is a great way to find out what is happening not only in your local area, but just across the border into K&C and Westminster.

“Nearly all the exciting activities are free and are open to young people from across the boroughs. This booklet is the first example of a tri-borough publication – not only is it saving the taxpayer money by producing one rather than three separate guides, it is also offering children and young people more opportunities to take part in fun, exciting and different activities.

I hope that all the children taking part in activities, joining groups and playing sport across our boroughs have a wonderful summer and that this guide will help make their holidays interesting and memorable.”

Activities include sports, theatre, music and dance workshops, plays, and circus skills, and are open to all children aged 0-19, and to young disabled people up to 25. Summer in the City is also available online at

This joint initiative follows an announcement earlier this year that the three boroughs would look at ways to share services in order to make back office savings.

H&F, K&C and Westminster expect combined services to save at least £33 million by 2014/15. Initial proposals are being developed in the four areas of adult services, children's services, environmental services and corporate services.

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You only have to pre-book a few of the activities taking place in Hammersmith & Fulham, as young people can just turn up on the day to access the vast majority of the local offer.
From Council reply on 11/07/2012 at 13:43
How do I book a workshop run by H&F for my child? I have tried calling the tel no.s listed in the publication ''summer in the city'' under each workshop. It is the same number for most which does not work or asks you to dial a staff id no?? K&C has a link to a booking form in the publication which allows you to list the workshops you want under their borough and send off. Much easier. So the question is - how do I book? Thanks
From marie shinn on 10/07/2012 at 18:01


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