October 2016

The Enthusiasm Trust delivered a series of Allenton Big Local funded activities for young people throughout the summer months of 2016, including trips, events and sports activities.

EnthBeachA day trip to Skegness

One of the highlights of the summer holidays was a trip to Skegness, which 12 young people from the Allenton area were part of. The fun-packed day included time on the beach, a visit to the aquarium, and fish and chips for lunch.

July – September 2016

Looking back

This has been a busy period for Allenton Big Local and the autumn starts with encouraging news about community hub developments and plans developing for the AGM in January. 

Running things

The partnership meets each month and residents are welcome. The new plan is embedded and progress and finances are reviewed regularly. The spendometer on the website front page shows exactly what has been spent and committed to date. Reports of activity funded are received, reviewed and approved by the partnership, such as this recent one on tasty food and healthy eating. One development is to track added value partners bring to the work being funded by Allenton Big Local and quarterly reports now ask for reflections on this. The work club for example has a six monthly budget of £6k and it brought added value of £4.7k. And while partnership costs are budgeted for at £500 for six months the added value is already over £1k. Gradually the partnership will be able to build a picture to show how much is contributed in resources and volunteer hours by residents and partners for every pound of the £1 Million spent. 

There has been interest from some residents and workers about attending and joining the partnership and these contacts are being followed up by the plan co-ordinator.

WorkClubThe Work Club continues to offer support and encouragement for people from the Allenton area who wish to find a job or improve their career.

The Work Club is run by Derby Adult Learning service and is held on Mondays (except Bank Holidays) between 9.30am and 4pm at the Allen Park Centre (next to Allenton Library).

The support on offer from the Work Club can help to reduce some of the barriers that you may be facing in your search for work. Drop in on Mondays to use any of the facilities on offer, which include: