Category Archives: Events

2018 Community Event and AGM

AGMAllenton Big Local held its annual community event and AGM at St Martin’s Community Centre on 9 January. The event was well attended by local residents, delivery partners, St Martin’s Church members, and representatives from local groups and organisations.

Allenton Big Local Chair, Edith Lang, presented an overview of the Big Local funded activities that had been running in Allenton in 2017. Attendees to the event received a copy of the latest Allenton Big Local newsletter and an update on how much of the £1m Big Lottery money has been spent so far and the partnership members for 2018. Continue reading

Come along to our community event for 2018

ABLAGMPostcardPrintReadyAllenton Big Local is holding a community event at St Martin’s Community Centre on Flint Street in Allenton on 9 January 2018 at 6.30pm.

Residents and friends of the Allenton Big Local area are welcome to attend the event, which will include free food, an opportunity to share your views and ideas on local issues and an update on Allenton Big Local activities over the last year.

Attending the event will also give you a chance to learn more about what’s been happening at St Martin’s Church over the last few months. The community centre is currently being transformed by St Martins Church & Community Centre Charity Makeover in partnership with local organisations including Derby Homes, Derby City Council and Allenton Big Local. Come along and get a sneak peek of what will be on offer at the Community Centre once the work is completed.

We hope to see you on 9 January. Everyone is welcome.

Santa and his reindeers are on their way!

MarketThe popular Allenton Big Local Christmas event will be back at Allenton Market again this year, on Saturday 16 December between 10am and 2pm. 500 tickets will be available to the free event, which will host Santa and his reindeers in the grotto on the market.

As usual there will be free hot drinks and cookies, photo opportunities, Christmas songs, plus a free gift for the children who see Santa Claus. Entry to the grotto is by ticket only and the tickets can be collected at the following times:

Monday 4 December - 3.15pm to 3.45pm at Allenton Community Primary School.

Tuesday 5 December  – 3pm to 3.30pm at Landau Forte Academy Moorhead

Wednesday 6 December  – 10am to 12noon at Nacro, 28-30 Varley Street

Thursday 7 December  – 2pm to 4pm at Nacro, 28-30 Varley Street

Saturday 9 December - 10am to 12noon at Allenton Market

We hope to see you there. Merry Christmas from Allenton Big Local!

 

 

 

Young people at the heart of Big Local

On 24 October Allenton Big Local welcomed a group of Big Local people to an event that focussed on how to make young people a part of Big Local. Throughout the day, delegates discussed and shared their ideas and experiences of getting young people involved in Big Local.

The day was organised and delivered by Bill Badham from Practical Participation, hosted at St Martin’s Community Centre and supported by the Enthusiasm Trust and Big Kirk Hallam. Catering was provided by the Chatterbox Café.

BKHThank you to everyone who attended the event and our gratitude to the people involved in delivering a session. Special appreciation goes to all the young people who took part in the event with a big shout out for Sylvie and Matt from Big Kirk Hallam, the excellent roving reporters Courtney, Angel and Katie, and a superb performance from the dance group. In all, 54 people took part, including the three roving reporters and 15 young dancers. Links to the resource materials used on the day are posted at the foot of this page.

Supported by Jane Bettany, Courtney, Angel and Katie worked hard throughout the day to record activities using photography and filmed interviews. They also helped to create a newsletter that served as a written record of the day. Copies of the newsletter were printed out and handed to the delegates to take away with them as the event drew to a close.

You can watch the video interviews that took place during the day below:

It was fantastic to meet people from so many different Big Local areas and share information and ideas about involving young people in Big Local.

Links to resources

Event report by Bill Badham

Storify story

Powerpoint slides as a PDF

Newsletter as a PDF

Allenton Big Local Facebook page

St Martin’s Church and Community Centre Makeover Facebook page

Big Kirk Hallam Facebook page

Here’s the Dance Performance video

Our community event and AGM

AGM3On 10 January, Allenton Big Local held a community event and AGM at St Martin’s Community Centre on Flint Street.

The event was supported by delivery partners and local groups who have received funding or support from Allenton Big Local. The meeting was well attended by residents, local organisations and other interested parties who took the opportunity to network and find out about Big Local funding in Allenton. Continue reading

Notice of changes to our Approach and Governance Structure

At a recent review of the Partnership, the Allenton Big Local Partnership Group proposed changes to the wording of the Approach and Governance Structure (the changes are shown in red on this document).

Acceptance of these amendments will be voted on during the Allenton Big Local AGM, which will be held as part of the Community Event taking place on 10 January 2017.

Learning and networking

1527642On 7 December members of the Allenton Big Local Partnership Group attended a Locally Trusted Organisations and Big Local Partnerships learning and networking event at The Edge in Sheffield.

The day provided a useful opportunity to meet and learn from residents and workers in other Big Local areas. The programme for the day included an update from Local Trust, followed by a series of workshops and information sharing sessions on topics such as financial management, collaboration, organising and facilitating meetings, working with volunteers and managing workers. Continue reading

Christmas Fun Day for 7-16 year olds

Adele - Christmas posterEnthusiasm will be holding a Christmas Fun Day on 20 December between 5.30pm and 7.30pm at St Martin’s Community Centre on Flint Street in Allenton. The event will include fun activities for all ages, including face painting, card marking, cookie decorating, bucking reindeer, and a treasure hunt. Free hot food will also be served.

The event is supported by  Allenton Big Local and Derby Homes.

Please note that under 11s attending the event must be accompanied by an adult.

Join us!

JoinUsAllenton Big Local is looking for more residents to join its Partnership Group. 

You don’t need to have any qualifications or special skills. All we ask is that are interested in improving your local area and live in the Allenton Big Local area.

As a group member, you would make decisions on how Big Local money is spent in Allenton and would help to monitor the progress of activities to make sure they are being delivered successfully. Continue reading

OSCAR BMX event is right on track

BikesAllenton Big Local was one of several local organisations and groups to support the OSCAR Tracks BMX Event that took place at the Cotton Lane BMX Track on 31 August. The event was a chance for young people to bring their bikes along to use the tracks and take part in some of the other activities available on the day, which included inflatables and refreshments which were funded by Allenton Big Local. Continue reading

Summer strawberry tea

EnjoyA strawberry tea was held for Allenton residents on 20 July at Handyside Court. The event was funded by Allenton Big Local, organised by The Alvaston Residents Association (TARA) and supported by Local Area Co-ordinators. The warm weather certainly lived up to the strawberry summer themed event, and the people that attended enjoyed chatting and sampling the food provided. Continue reading

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Feedback from our Christmas event

Allenton Big Local held a Christmas event at Allenton Market on 19 December 2015 which proved very popular with local residents, especially the children. We asked 50 people what they thought of the event – 72% said it was Fantastic, 28% said it was Good, and absolutely no-one rated as OK, Poor or Rubbish. You can watch some of the highlights of the Christmas event in our video:

 

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A great performance

A group of young people from Allenton delivered a great performance on the main shopping street in Allenton on Saturday 28 November. The young people had all been attending weekly street dance workshops run by Trinity Warriors Dance Acdemy, where they learned the dance steps and routine they delivered on Saturday.

The activity was funded by Allenton Big Local and managed by The Enthusiasm Trust. Continue reading

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A second year for The Event @ Allenton

Allenton Big Local funded another Event @ Allenton for 2015, which was held on 25 July at Merrill Academy and was attended by over 1,000 people.

The focus of the day was to provide a fun community day for local families. Activities this year included rides and inflatables, stalls and games, food and drink, fairground rides and circus performances in a mini big top. Continue reading