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About us

 

The West Itchen Community Trust was set up in 2003 to work with the local community to improve the opportunities for those living and working in the area.

 

Working with our members


Everybody within this community can become a member to help guide the Trust’s activities. The West Itchen Community Trust is your Trust and can help to make your voice be heard. If you want to make a difference as a resident, community group or local business then we are here to help.

 

Over the years we have developed, and continue to build, close working relationships with key partners and the organisations who are making important decisions that affect you! Our aim is to ensure that wherever possible you are made aware of and can have a say in those decisions.

 

Earning our income


The good news is that the West Itchen Community Trust does not rely on government funds or charitable grants. We earn our income by renting out commercial property. Therefore we will always be in a position to remain independent and act in the best interests of the community we serve.

 

Supporting the community


We are proactive within this area and have already helped make a difference to this community. Since we began we have assisted in bringing thousands of pounds to community and voluntary organisations to help them to deliver services or projects that have a positive impact on you and your community.

 

We are also advising local community groups and organisations on how to become less dependent on grants and donations. This will make these organisations more stable and more effective in delivering essential services in line with community needs.

 

Residents have been supported in expressing their views and needs through our work to help establish Residents Associations and train and encourage Community Representatives.

 

Developing enterprise


We have supported numerous local entrepreneurs to help them set up businesses, raise finance and create jobs in the area and will continue to do so through our SO14 Enterprise service.

 

In summary, the West Itchen Community Trust is your Trust and is working with you to create:

 

  • A vibrant community within which people are proud to live and work.
  • A healthy local economy with good prospects for those that live and work here.
  • A positive image for the area
  • An attractive, clean and safe environment
  • An inclusive ethos
  • Where the Trust works for you

 

Isn’t it time you were part of it? See the benefits of membership click here

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Events

What Next for Transition Southampton?

6.30pm-9.30pm, Tuesday 25th April at Friends Meeting house 1a Ordnance Road, SO15 2AZ. Transition Southampton started in 2008 – promoting the values of sustainable living. Now without enough core members to carry on the meeting will look at our own sustainability. info@transitionsouthampton.org

April 25, 2017

 

Neighbourhood Policing Team Weekly Drop-in

5pm – 7pm, at Ropewalk Centre, 53 Derby Road SO14 0DJ. Meet your local policing team, discuss local issues. Ring 101 for any urgent matters.

April 27, 2017

 

Rum Festival

Doors: 12:00 / 18:00 – Age Restrictions: 18+ at Guildhall. Take a journey around the world tasting rare craft rums from the West Indies, Cuba, South America & The United States. www.livenation.co.uk/southampton

April 29, 2017

 

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