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West Itchen Community Trust Ltd is a social enterprise established for the community development and regeneration of inner-city Southampton.


As a social enterprise we make our money from commercial property investment but our profits are re-invested into the West Itchen area. We do not have shareholders, we have members and together we are supporting a vibrant community.


Our Mission is:

To work as an independent Trust to continue with the regeneration of the West Itchen area, to champion its needs and to assist the aspirations of the people living and working there.


To develop the assets of the Trust and to assist other organisations in the area bid for funds.


A Strategic Vision

  • Supporting Southampton communities through active engagement, reducing isolation, improving community cohesion, improving health and wellbeing and delivering opportunities for all through education and training.
  • Establishing community hubs and training centres throughout the City.   Offering community representatives an opportunity to develop sustainable projects.
  • Developing our commercial portfolio to aid growth and future investment, offering entrepreneurs a base and professional support to develop and grow their ideas.
  • Developing lifetime relationships in the community from pre-school to retirement through nurseries within our hubs and assisting the community to support young people to realise their potential.
  • Identifying opportunities to develop desirable and sustainable residential properties in deprived areas.
  • Creating tomorrow’s community leaders.

Supporting a vibrant community…



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Latest News

Winning Winter Window Southampton

Don’t forget to drop into the independent areas of the city for more Christmas shopping and the chance to win a £100 voucher. A total of 39 businesses in East Street, Bedford Place and London Road are taking part in GO! Southampton’s Winning Winter Window competition, dressing their windows for your viewing pleasure!

December 14, 2017

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Ideas for Wellbeing: Mental Health Survey for southampton

Touch Network, in association with Healthwatch Southampton, are undertaking a piece of research, entitled ‘Ideas for Wellbeing’, which is a joint heath and social care initiative. They would like to know what helps the people who live in Southampton to have better days, and how best the Integrated Commissioning Unit can spend the money they have to support this.

December 13, 2017

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Cafe Plus & the Lunchbox

10:30am – 12:30pm Thursdays at James Street Church Hall, Off St. Mary’s Road SO14 1PH. A welcoming place where you can get a free cup of tea or coffee while meeting new friends. Email:

December 14, 2017


Special Visitor at Bitterne Library

11am-1pm, Saturday at Bitterne Library / £1. Christmas stories and singing followed by a craft activity and refreshments before a very special visitor arrives. Booking required in branch at Bitterne Library with tickets £1 per child.

December 16, 2017


Friends of St James Park – Christmas Table Top Sale

10am-2pm Saturday at St James Park, Church Street, Shirley, Southampton SO15 5SD. Grab a bargain or get rid of some clutter! Bring the whole family to see Santa! there will also be face painting, tombola, mulled wine and mince pies for sale, with Christmas music played on a lovely organ.


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