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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

M27 Southampton Junctions Improvement Scheme

Southampton City Council are consulting on a proposal to improve the route into and out of Southampton via the A3024 corridor between the M27 Junction 8 and Six Dials junction, aiming to reduce delays on the M27 between junctions 5 and 8. Details are available now and an opportunity to comment.

September 20, 2017

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Community Safety Survey – Have your say!

What are your thoughts on the state of safety in Southampton? What things make you feel safe and what do you think can be done to improve safety in the city? Complete the survey to inform future plans and priorities.

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Events

Northam Breakfast Club

Free breakfast for adults – Yes free! 9.30am every Monday at Northam Community Centre. Available for you are: Continental breakfast, English Breakfast (without pork), Muslim oriented breakfast. Please contact Charlie 02380231190 or Abdoulie 07413180372

September 25, 2017

 

QEII- A 50 Year Celebration

11am-12noon Monday at SeaCity. £5 (£4 Conc) Pre-book 023 8083 4536. 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the most legendary ocean liner of our time- Queen Elizabeth II. Join maritime author Chris Frame for a journey through her illustrious history. Price is for talk only & does not include museum admission.

 

World’s Biggest Coffee Morning 2017

10.30am – 1pm Monday. Central Library will again host their annual Macmillan coffee morning to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support to help make sure no one faces cancer alone. With plenty of drinks, cakes and conversation pop in and say hello!

 

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