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West Itchen

 

 

West Itchen is an area of inner-city Southampton including Chapel, St Mary’s, Newtown, Nicholstown, Kingsland, Holyrood, Northam, and Lower Bevois Valley. The area is surrounded by main roads and a river which creates the sense of an inner community within Southampton‚Äôs city centre.

 

The West Itchen area is predominantly residential but also includes significant employment areas along the River Itchen in Northam and in Empress Road.  (Click on the map below to see an enlarged image.)

 

The facilities of the city centre are conveniently on the doorstep and some lie within the area itself such as St Mary’s Stadium (home of Southampton FC), the Royal South Hants Hospital and City College.

The area has:

  • Approximately 19,500 people living in 7,500 homes
  • A significant proportion of students and other young single people, often living in Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO)
  • A cosmopolitan flavour ‚Äď it has long been attractive to new communities with over 40 different languages being spoken. Approximately 25% of the population are from Black and Ethnic Minority communities
  • The majority of faith buildings, the main ones being for Christians, Muslims, Sikhs and Hindus
  • Southampton is home to the largest Polish community and is a magnet for new communities who have settled in this area in recent years include Afghans, Somalis and people from Eastern Europe
  • The area has 4 main areas of social housing owned by the City Council at Northam, Holyrood, Kingsland and the Golden Grove area of St Mary‚Äôs
  • Unemployment is significantly above the city average, a particular issue for Black Caribbean and other Black groups, as statistics show they are more likely to be unemployed
  • Only 24% of pupils living in the neighbourhoods taking GCSEs in 2004 achieved 5+ grades at level C and above
  • There is a shortage of activities and facilities for children and young people. Residents feel that the lack of a secondary school in the area prevents some pupils from attending after school clubs and works against community cohesion
  • A high mortality rate for circulation disease and cancer and a high number of people who are permanently sick / disabled, high rates of low birth weight babies, and high under 18 conception rates

Read more about how West Itchen Community Trust is supporting our community on our Communities and Business pages.

Latest News

Administrative Assistant Р£9,428, p/t 20hrs per week

West Itchen Community Trust is seeking someone: To support the team in smooth delivery of trust work, conduct day to day administrative duties, manage diary/room bookings, property admin and finance input support, and pursue minute taking, membership liaison and website updates. Multi tasking and team work essential. Could this be you?

October 25, 2017

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2018 Parliamentary Boundary Review – Have your say

The Boundary Commission has published its latest proposals as part of its current review of parliamentary constituencies. This is the start of an 8-week public consultation period which will run until 11 December 2017.

October 18, 2017

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Events

Pop-Up Repair Cafe

10.30-12.30 Saturdays 21 October and 18 November at Southampton Scrapstore, 15 Belgrave Industrial Estate, Swaythling, SO17 3EA.

November 18, 2017

 

Repair Cafe Electrical

10.30 to 1pm Saturday at Southampton Scrapstore, Unit 15, Belgrave Industrial Estate, Southampton SO17 3EA

 

Steps for Peace

12.15 – 4.30pm Sunday, Meet at Queen’s Peace Fountain in East Park at 12.15 (near Jurys Inn). A walking tour around Southampton, visiting different places of worship including a Gurdwara, Mosque, Church, Vedic Temple and learning about some of the many faiths of the city.

November 19, 2017

 

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