We want people to be inspired by the Alton and for the Alton to be inspired by people. Community will feature strongly in the transformation of the Alton. 

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A poster advertising Chatelle's Community Kitchen, featuring illustrations of healthy fruit and vegetables including tomatoes, plums, carrots, courgettes, pears and broccoli

Chantelle's Community Kitchen

As featured on BBC London News, Chantelle's Community Kitchen offers pre-packed nutritious homemade meals every Tuesday between 11am and 1pm.

Come along to Portswood Space (4 Portswood Place SW15 4ED) for a free homemade meal to eat in or takeaway. Donations will be much appreciated if you feel able.

Chantelle’s Community Kitchen always welcomes new volunteers, with or without cooking experience. There are a variety of roles to fill in the friendly kitchen on Mondays and Tuesdays.

You can follow us on Twitter @CCK_Roehampton, or contact us by email

Poster advertising free ESOL course which starts in January 2024

DO YOU NEED TO IMPROVE YOUR ENGLISH?

Is English your second language?

Would you like to be able to:

  • Develop your vocabulary and grammar
  • Write formal letters and fill in forms
  • Improve your fluency and accuracy in speaking 

You can learn ESOL on the Alton Estate and the course is free.

The course will take place at the Alton Arts Hub, 6 Portswood Place SW15 4ED

Come along to the Alton Arts Hub at 1pm on Thursday 18th January 2024. You can find out more about the course and meet the teacher.

A colourful poster featuring illustrations of different types of food to promote the Brunch Cafe, illustrations include a ham and salad baguette, a slice of pizza, a hot dog, a bowl of salad, a jacket potato and a bowl of soup

BRUNCH CAFE

A new brunch café is brought to you by Chantelle's Community Kitchen. Join us at Portswood Space every Friday between 11am and 1pm for a free* light lunch.

The brunch café opens for the first time on Friday 2nd February 2024.

* The light lunch is free but donations are appreciated if you feel able 

International Women's Day event poster

International Women's Day

SW15 Women's Network Invites you to 'WOMEN on STAGE'  - an evening of song, dance and spoken word from inspirational local women. 

The event takes place on Wednesday 6th March 2024 from 6pm - 9pm at Alton Community Hall, 1 Petersfield Rise, London, SW15 4AE

There will be a free international buffet and children's fancy dress based on a country of their choice.

Everyone is welcome!

For further information contact Jo Baxter or Vicky Pigott.

Colourful poster advertising an EGG-TASTIC EVENT!

EGG-TASTIC EVENT

You are invited to attend an EGG-TASTIC EVENT in Roehampton Library on Wednesday 3rd April 2024.

Jointly hosted by the Alton Regeneration Team and Roehampton Library, there will be crafting and a scavenger hunt:

  • Between 3pm and 4pm for the under 5s
  • Between 4pm and 5pm for the over 5s

If you have children in both age groups, please attend the session from 3pm-4pm.

Colourful poster advertising Metal Detector Club, featuring an illustration of someone using a metal detector.

Metal Detector Club

Come along to Metal Detector Club on Tuesday 9th April.

Meet at 2.30pm at Alton Arts Hub, Portswood Place. Metal detectors and spades will be provided. The event will be followed by refreshments.

 

A poster advertising all the welcome spaces on the Alton

WELCOME SPACES ON THE ALTON

If you would appreciate an opportunity to meet up with other Roehampton residents, or are in need of a bit of extra support, there's lots going on at the Alton Estate. Take a look at our calendar of FREE weekly activities and events, where you will receive refreshments and a warm welcome.

Monday 
10.00 am -11.30 am Baby & Toddler Club
Roehampton Methodist Church, Minstead Gardens 
A space to play for all children aged O - 5 and their grown-ups. Refreshments provided. 

Tuesday 
10.00 am -11.00 am Coffee Morning 
Roehampton Library, Danebury Avenue 
Relax with a book and complimentary tea, coffee & biscuits. 

11.00 am -1.00 pm Chantelle's Community Kitchen 
Portswood Space, Portswood Place. 
Nutritious, homecooked, meals to eat in or take away. 

Wednesday 
10.00 am -12.00 SW15 Women's Network Coffee Morning, Alton Activity Centre, Ellisfield Drive. 
Refreshments, crafting activities and chat for local women. 

2.00 pm - 6.00 pm Cosy Corner 
Roehampton Methodist Church, Minstead Gardens. 
Crafting, games and jigsaws with hot drinks and toasties. 

4.00 - 6.00 pm Estate Art Community Health Cafe Hot Spud Night, Manresa Clubroom, Fontley Way. 
Jacket potato with choice of fillings and signposting to services. 

Friday 
12.00 am -1.00 pm Over 60's Coffee Morning 
Portswood Space, Portswood Place. 
Join friends for board games, art, crafting and occasional bingo and quizzes with hot drinks and snacks. 

Saturday 
10.00 am -4.00 pm Estate Art Community Health Cafe
Manresa Clubroom, Fontley Way. 
Activities for all ages with cold food. Signposting to services.

A poster advertising the food support that's available in the Roehampton Community.

FOOD SUPPORT IN THE COMMUNITY

If you are facing hardship, there are several food support options available to you:

Roehampton Community Box 
The Roehampton Community Box is available to anyone that lives within the  SW15 postcode or has children that attend a school within SW15. For a £4 contribution you can select approximately £40 worth of groceries including food, toiletries and cleaning products. 
Based at 166 Roehampton Lane, it is open Wednesday from 9.30am to 4pm and Thursday from 9.30am to 12.15pm. This is a self-referral scheme that requires you to book a timeslot. 
Please email: [email protected]

Food Bank 
If you are facing hardship, many local organisations can refer people to Wandsworth Food bank for emergency food, support. Visit Wandsworth Foodbank's website for information about referral routes and locations. 
Or, you can also call Trussell Trust's free helpline on 0808 208 2138 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, closed on public holidays). You will talk confidentially to a trained adviser who can refer you to your nearest food bank. 
Roehampton Food bank is open on Friday between 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm and based at Roehampton Methodist Church, Minstead Gardens. 

Wandsworth Council Cost of Living Hub  
It should be quick and easy to use the information on these pages  to find the help and support you need. However, if you prefer you can call the Cost of Living Hub free on 0808175 3339 between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. 

George's Community Advice
Free impartial advice on Accessing Free Food, Managing Debt, Navigating the Benefit Process and Budgeting. 
1st Tuesday of every month, 11am - 1pm at the Alton Arts Hub, 6 Portswood Place.