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Southampton City Council’s Celebrations Grant open for applications - January 29, 2019

As part of the council’s Community Chest grant scheme, they are offering small grants of up to £500 to enable groups to celebrate St George’s Day (April 2019), the Big Lunch and the Great Get Together (both June 2019).

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FREE Sunday lunches in Northam: Community-building project extended into our area -

‘Sunday Lunch’ is a city wide charity that provides cooked lunch for adults in Woolston and Shirley. In December, West Itchen Community Trust’s Local Conversation project and Northam Community Link partnered with them to launch one in Northam.

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NEW: Mental Health Support for 16-24yr olds -

Creative Options mental health peer support group have further extended their busy schedule of events to reach younger people affected by mental health issues.

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Over 50? Want to socialise with other over 50s? -

The city’s Black Heritage Group runs a social group twice a week, providing a friendly and safe environment for older people – of all ethnicities – to socialise.

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Male Circumcision Alert: Keeping Children Safe -

The Muslim Council of Southampton (MCS) has been working closely with Hampshire Constabulary on ‘Operation Jetson’ – investigating physical assaults against children, relating to circumcision procedures performed on boys at home. They are particularly concerned about the activities of Dr Mohammed Siddiqui.

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Green Gym comes to Southampton: Get fit doing outdoor conservation work - January 28, 2019

In the Autumn of 2018 Southampton Healthy Living started a new project called Green Gym – a different way for people to get physically active by completing conservation activities outdoors.

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Santa at St Mary’s Fire Station & Ropewalk Garden Winter Fair: Families celebrate the ‘Magic of Christmas’ -

The third annual Christmas fair at St Mary’s Fire Station on Sunday 16 December was ‘simply great’ with many hundreds of families coming with children from all walks of life, coming together and sharing presents, food, fun fair rides and carol singing.

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St Mary’s Polish Club seeking your support -

WICT have been working with Polish residents in St Mary’s who have identified activities they’d like to pursue including a women’s support group, developing IT skills, and more. Want to get involved? There is funding available for new projects in our area.

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Sharing Stories, Building Confidence -

On Thursday 6th December at Board in the City a group of St Mary’s residents came together as storytellers – presenting their personal experiences in life, including the ways they have, or are, overcoming personal struggles.

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‘Thank you’ to community: St Mary’s Christmas Fair -

Residents of St Marys, Albion Towers and Golden Grove were invited by the St Mary’s Action Group to join a Christmas fair at James St Church on Sunday 23rd December.

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