West Itchen Community Trust works with a wide range of national organisations and local community groups to support the regeneration of inner-city Southampton, some of them are listed here.
Chances4change is a Big Lottery funded project that focuses on improving health and well-being in 5 geographical areas in the country. The project is divided into 3 strands – Healthy Eating, Physical Activity and Mental Well-being.Â The team in Southampton are based with WICT at the Ropewalk Community Centre.
CLEAR aims to improve the quality of life for refugees and asylum seekers in Southampton, providing free advice and supporting people to access local services to which they are entitled.Â CLEAR also offers ESOL classes, adult learning courses and a work club.
Creative Options is a voluntary organisation offering support, mentoring, & training to people with mental health issues living in Southampton, their carers, relatives and friends. Contact Frances Heather on 07850 189069 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for info.
A weekly gathering of ladies over 60 for lunch and chat.Â Contact Ranjan Patel for details – t: 023 8036 8636.
Locality is the leading nationwide network of community organisations, and funded by the Cabinet Office, is training 500 senior community organisers and 4500 volunteer organisers to work in local communities.Â Alex Ivancevic is the local Community Organiser working with WICT to listen to ideas, bring people together and build networks to tackle local issues.Â Contact Alex on 07854 154968 or email@example.com
Newtown Residents’ Association
A collective of residents working together to address issues and improve the neighbourhood.Â For more information contact Pat O’Dell on 07920 133397 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Peopleâ€™s Health Trust believes in a society without health inequalities and works to ensure that where you live does not unfairly reduce the length of your life, or the quality of your health. The People’s Health Trust are working in partnership with WICT to develop a local conversation and plan for the area.Â For more information or to contribute your ideas, contact Gulzar on 023 8038 8580 or at email@example.com
Ropewalk Community Garden is open every week day between 9am-5pm and people are welcome to garden, grow food, play or relax. Cared for by Friends of Ropewalk Community Garden, the garden is an unique space in the inner-city of Southampton. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sure Start is a Government programme to deliver the best start in life for every child. Sure Start childrenâ€™s centres bring together early education, childcare, health and family support agencies to offer a wide range of services to meet you and your childâ€™s needs, all in one place.
TheÂ Workersâ€™ Educational Association (WEA)Â the UKâ€™s largest voluntary sector provider of adult education, delivering 9,500 part-time courses for over 74,000 people each year in England and Scotland.Â The WEA in Southampton is based at the Clovelly Centre providing ESOL, Volunteering, Employability Skills, Sewing, IT, Pilates & many more courses.
Southampton and District Woodcraft Folk for children and young people – both girls and boys – is designed to develop self-confidence and activity in society.Â There are four Woodcraft groups in Southampton, including the Ropewalk Elfins (6-9yrs).Â The groups do a wide range of activities including games, art & craft, first aid, hiking, nature study etc.
Please contact Gulzar Sharif on 023 8038 8580 or email email@example.com for any Community queries.
Southamptonâ€™s Western Approach: Planned overnight road closures
Redbridge and Millbrook flyovers and a number of adjoining slip roads require essential carriageway repairs. Works will take place overnight from Monday 27 March to Thursday 6 April, working Monday through to Thursday nights from 8pm until 6am.March 23, 2017
Itchen Riverside development
The emerging Itchen Riverside Master Plan will offer potential occupiers a clear insight into the way Southampton City Council would like to see the Itchen Riverside VIP project unfold in the coming years. Find out more by following links.
Neighbourhood Policing Team Weekly Drop-In
5pm â€“ 7pm, at Ropewalk Centre, 53 Derby Road SO14 0DJ. Meet your local policing team, discuss local issues. Ring 101 for any urgent matters.
Bring and Share Lunch for community workers
An informal lunch at Voluntary Action Centre for those involved in community projects and their promotion in Southampton. Hosted by Cherry Okonkwo and Rebecca Kinge with the kind support of Southampton Voluntary Services. facebook.com/event…4059848/
FREE Nutrition Workshop
6.30 – 8pm, Thursday 23 March at Perform Southampton, Auckland Road, SO15 OLE . For Hampshire FA members with a focus on sports nutrition, including Perform Southampton’s new Lifestyle weight management programme. Register on their website.