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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

Latest News

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Hampshire Game Hub are looking for sponsors and a suitable venue in Southampton to host over 1,000 gamers and game developers this year.

April 23, 2019

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Junior Neighbourhood Wardens clean up

The council’s Junior Neighbourhood Wardens (JNWs) donned high-vis vests, grabbed litterpicks and filled giant black bin bags during three organised community clear-ups in Lordswood, Townhill and Northam last week.

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Events

VIGIL FOR SRI LANKA

7pm Friday 26th April at The Peace Fountain, East Park, 10 Brunswick Place, SO14 0DA. With the Muslim Council of Southampton and Southampton Council of Faiths. Parking at: Kings Park Road SO15 2BY , Civic Centre Forecourt SO14 7FW, Bedford Place MSCP SO15 2TZ

April 26, 2019

 

Priory Road Lunch Club – 10 year celebration

3pm – 8pm Saturday at Priory Road Centre, 65, Priory Road, St Denys. Come and help us celebrate 10 years of community togetherness. Everyone welcomed.

April 27, 2019

 

World Tai Chi and Qi Gong Day

11am – 12noon Saturday at Southampton Guildhall Square, Above Bar St, Southampton SO14 7DU. Discover the amazing health benefits of the simple and effective practice of Tai Chi and Qi Gong.

 

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