Information about how to keep safe during Halloween season

Avoid Halloween Horrors Suffolk Trading Standards would like to ensure that Halloween is a safe and enjoyable event and asks consumers to take a few simple measures to avoid the use of hazardous accessories: Only allow children access to toy axes, swords and other costume accessories under strict supervision. Do not give children products that … Continued

by Tracey Dockery

Where are we now?

Currently in year 6 of 10 years 113 Grant applications received 69 grants approved Match funding brought in £608,912 at least £200,000 brought in through match funding through other projects 1209 Volunteers directly engaged through grants 22,701 People have benefitted through our grants.  

by Tracey Dockery

Working In Partnership

      The essential element of the 150 Big Local groups around the UK is that it is run by local people, for local people. The area is defined and in our case it’s within NW Ipswich comprising of Whitehouse, Whitton and part of Castle Hill. We have a Partnership which is a group … Continued

by Tracey Dockery

July-September 2017, Friday Friends Café

Report by Friday Friends Co-ordinator Louise Barnard ‘After a very busy May and June, the highlights of which were the official launch of the cafe by the new Ipswich Mayor , a vintage bus trip to Felixstowe and a Cupcake Fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Society, we filled July with some great activities at the cafe. … Continued

by Tracey Dockery

Whitton Allotments Win Silver Award

Many congratulations to Whitton Allotments for winning Silver in the Best Field category of the Ipswich Allotment Holders Association’s Annual Awards ceremony. Also to Roy Howes who was surprised with a Lifetime Achievement Award! This success comes as no surprise to us because we’ve had the pleasure of working with this dynamic group and supported … Continued

by Tracey Dockery

Unsung Hero’s

Community Star Awards Do you know someone who deserves recognition? That ‘Unsung Hero’ in our community? Someone who goes the extra mile to help others? We are always looking for that ‘special someone’ We need you to nominate that person for our Community Star Award to say ‘Thank You’ for all that they do. Please … Continued

by Tracey Dockery

Friday Friends Cafe

Friday Friends Cafe is a friendly community cafe for people living with dementia and their carers within NW Ipswich (Whitton, Whitehouse & Castle Hill) and a great example of NW Ipswich BLT working in partnership with ActivLives. The cafe is held each week, 10.30 -2pm at Whitehouse Baptist Church, Waterford Road, IP1 5NW. Details of … Continued

by Tracey Dockery

Community Hubs Research Project

Extended time period to apply: The NWIBLT have extended the closing date to apply for the “Community Hubs” research project. The North West Ipswich Big Local Trust Partnership would like to commission research on “Community Hubs” in the area with a view to developing a two year strategy and action plan for the Partnership to … Continued

by Tracey Dockery

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