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North West Ipswich Big Local Trust

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http://nwipswichblt.co.uk

Hello. Have you heard about us? We are a non profit making organisation set up and run by local people, for local people. NWI BLT is a community project serving the areas of Whitton, Whitehouse & Castle Hill. This can't be done without funding of course so where did the money come from? The Lottery via Local Trust.

Local Trust set up 150 Big Local groups across the country with £1 million each with the aim of enabling residents to make their communities and their areas even better places in which to live. Big Local was their first and major initiative.

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Website/social media Administrator required

North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
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Could you volunteer a few hours a month? We are looking for someone to help with the admin of our website and social media pages. NWI BLTBLT is led by residents...for residents of Whitton, Whitehouse and Castle Hill. Many of us work as well as ... [ more ]
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friends needed

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Streetlife users in Nextdoor privacy row

Ipswich Ltd
in Pinewood
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-38920906  It was meant to be a neighbourly get-together - but the takeover of the UK's Streetlife website by America's Nextdoor has left many British users deeply unhappy with the new arrangements. It has also ... [ more ]

Police Safer Neighbourhood Team Advice Surgery

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Suspension of Grants

North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
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On February 4th 2017 we held our annual Away Day when members look back on the successes of the previous year and decide actions for the next. We looked back on the many projects that we have done ourselves, or supported in some way, and at how much ... [ more ]

NW Ipswich Open Mic nights drop age limit by popular demand!

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The Meeting Place Community Centre, Limerick Close
North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
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NWI BLT youth group Diversity 2 Unity are expanding their Open Mic nights to include older generations by popular demand. Following the success of this previously youth only event, NWI BLT received requests for the age limit to be raised. So, for a ... [ more ]

Attention budding Musicians...Open Mic sessions restarting following the Christmas break

North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
in North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
Open Mic nights are a brilliant way for young people to gain performance confidence. Whether they sing, play an instrument, are a budding comedian, poet or ventriloquist, this is their chance to perform to a small friendly group. It doesn't matter if ... [ more ]

New Cafe that is dementia friendly coming soon to the NW Ipswich community

North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
in North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
We have been working hard developing a new café that is also dementia friendly within our community over recent months. This has been in collaboration with ActivLives and we are really pleased to announce that Louise Bernard has accepted the role of ... [ more ]

Local Volunteering opportunity-'Putting something back into your community'

North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
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http://www.castlehillcommunitycentre.co.uk/ Have you ever considered a few hours of volunteering in the community? There is a unique opportunity to join other local people develop Castle Hill Community Centre in Highfield Rd, (near Meredith Rd). ... [ more ]
Glen C
My name is Glen Chisholm I am an Ipswich Borough Councillor in Whitehouse Ward and although it's not specifically in my ward I've had the pleasure of attending various events and seen the diverse range of local groups that benefit from the facility. ... [ more ]

Reminder-NW Ipswich Area Committee Community Meeting tonight!

North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
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Have you something you would like to raise with Council. Police or us? Here is another chance. Its the IBC Area Committee Community meeting tonight at 7pm. Come along, you're likely to see others that you know! It's being held at the Suffolk Deaf ... [ more ]
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Rubbish dumping

Stella C in Claydon
Ok Scum-bag This is to the person that drove part the way down the no-through-rd off Claydon Church Lane in your car today at 13.42 to dump the contents of your plant pots in the ditch. You were seen, we have your details. You have until Monday 9am ... [ more ]
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Nadine H
I wanted to take an old king size mattress to the dump. My dad kindly offered to come and get it in his trailer on Wednesday. As we were on our way to Stowmarket (thought it would be quicker at this time of year than Ipswich) I suddenly remembered ... [ more ]
Susan H
I agree Nadine, that shows a complete lack of joined up thinking and I wouldn't have thought to check before setting out, I'd have  imagined the council tips were open every week day. I'll take note in future of whether it's a Thursday morning when we ... [ more ]

Dales road park meeting?

Daniel J
in Akenham
Hi I was wondering if anyone knew when the meeting was for the park. I'm interested in giving some time and maybe plants to them. But can't find any info for when it is.
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A T
I thought that friends of the dalEs met every Wednesday morning at the dalEs park area. Don't know which entrance. I think that the latest information is on the notice board at the harts carpet end
Daniel J
Thanks guys. Yeah it's every second Wednesday of the month. At 10. Managed to get a good few hours with them. A good bunch of guys.

NW Ipswich Big Local Trust celebrates its 5th year

North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
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It's hard to believe but the North West Ipswich Big Local Trust is 5 this year, and wow what a year it's been! We have so much to share about our plans for NW Ipswich seniors and the wonderful work being done for our young people, & much more. ... [ more ]

Dyslexia Support

North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
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Dyslexia. One element of the work North West Ipswich Big Local Trust strives to do is to empower members of our community to improve services for others in the area. We have many examples of how well this is happening, here is just one of the ... [ more ]
North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
Hello Andrew, thanks for getting in touch. It's a case of starting somewhere to be honest but in time it is hoped that we can expand into adults too. The idea was presented to us by a young man whose focus is based upon his own experiences as a child. ... [ more ]

NWI BLT meets Emmaus

North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
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Emmaus is a new initiative, set to offer homeless people a safe place to work and the chance to rebuild their lives in a supportive environment through a work related framework. By providing dignity through a dedicated place of work, they aim to ... [ more ]
Julie A
This is a lovely charity shop to visit - mostly because of the friendly welcome, but also because of the variety of goods for sale at very reasonable prices.

Hall for Hire needed

Suffolk Tai Chi Academy Ipswich
in Suffolk Tai Chi Academy Ipswich
We are in need of a new Hall for our Thursday afternoon class. It is held at the moment at Henley Community Hall. We have had to step aside for the Playgroup. So we need a new home close to Henley if possible. Your suggestions would be appreciated. ... [ more ]
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Killer Clown advice

North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
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Please take a moment to watch this friendly video for advice on killer Clown craze Although created by Northern Ireland Police, the message still relates to our community https://www.facebook.com/168490261648/videos/10154603871371649/

ActivLives

North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
in North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
ActivLives are one of the many organisations that we work with, particularly within our NW Ipswich Seniors sub group. They have provided invaluable advice and we constantly strive to encourage them to do more activities within NW Ipswich, but like all ... [ more ]

Friends of Open Spaces in NW Ipswich Tesco Appeal.

North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
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The Friends group is made up of local residents who are passionate about improving the green areas within NW Ipswich for leisure, sport and health, for all to enjoy. They have been shortlisted for Tesco Bags funding and the amount they could ... [ more ]
Madge
It would be nice to know what is the project that Friends of Open Spaces are hoping to get funding for, presumably it's something to do with Whitehouse Park? I couldn't  find this information on the facebook page.
Friends of NW Ipswich Open Spaces
Hi Madge, thanks for your question about the Tesco Bags funding.  Just to clarify, Friends of NW Ipswich Open Spaces have been shortlisted for funding from Tesco based on their aims to preserve and enhance the green spaces within NW Ipswich. After the ... [ more ]

Ladies beginner running

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Whitehouse Park

Police drop in goes to Garrick Way next

North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
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Police Connect message: Residents living in West Ipswich will get the chance to meet their local police officers next week, Wednesday 5 October, as part of a new fortnightly Police Advice Surgery launched earlier this month. The event will take ... [ more ]
Mass R
They didn't have a mobile police station at the recent drop in session in Meredith Road. Just a policeman leaning against his parked car in the street. Pleased to hear there will be a more professional approach to these drop ins in future.

Open Mic Night for under 25's

North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
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The NW Ipswich Big Local Trust youth group, Diversity 2 Unity are hosting another Open Mic Night for budding musicians, singers, comedians & poets on Sept 14th Please visit our website for more info ... [ more ]
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North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
Just an update regarding over 25's sessions. We are still looking for enough interested people so if you know of others please put them in touch with us or indicate on here. If we have enough we will definitely open these events up more. The ... [ more ]

Castle Hill Community Centre seek Trustees

Ipswich Entrepreneur
is this open to the wider community (Suffolk, Ipswich etc.) or just within your organisational remit? i know someone who may be interested, I looked on the website and there isn't nothing on there yet about Trustees?
North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
Hello Ipswich Entrepreneur. As we understand it yes it is open to the wider community. I would suggest that you contact Jim Manning via jmanning@ipswich2793.freeserve.co.uk or via letter c/o Castle Hill Community Centre, Highfield Road Ipswich IP1 ... [ more ]

Open Mic Night-Oct 12th

North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
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Providing the opportunity for young people to gain performance confidence whether they be a singer, musician, a poet or a comedian. It's a secure friendly environment with no pressure and ideal for first timers and the more seasoned performers alike. ... [ more ]

Citizens Advice open weekly drop in's at Whitton clinic

North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
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Citizens Advice Ipswich is opening a weekly drop in advice clinic based at Whitton Health Centre from Tuesday 27th September. 9.30-12pm The decision to open a service here has been driven by public demand and the additional problems for the ... [ more ]