Allenton 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
Santa visited Allenton Market again on 16 December 2017 and spoke to 448 children at the annual Allenton Big Local Christmas event, which was organised by Nacro and volunteers from Allenton Community Support parents’ group.
The event was also supported by Derby Homes and members of the Allenton Big Local partnership group. Continue reading
Allenton 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.
The 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!
On 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
Allenton Big Local has funded another successful Christmas event, which was held at Allenton Market on 17 December. Santa and his reindeers were in attendance once again and proved as popular as ever with the children who visited him.
You can see some of the photos from the event in the short photo video below:
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.
On 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
Enthusiasm 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.
Allenton 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
Back by popular demand!
Can you believe that Christmas is little more than two months away? Those of you who came to our Christmas event at Allenton Market in 2015, will be pleased to learn that Santa and his reindeers will be back in Allenton Market again this year on Saturday 17 December, 10am-2pm. Continue reading
On 10 January 2017 at 6pm Allenton Big Local will be holding a community event, which will include the Allenton Big Local Annual General Meeting. Continue reading
Allenton 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
A 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
Allenton Big Local is one of several local organisations and groups supporting the OSCAR Tracks BMX Event that will take place at the Cotton Lane BMX Track on Wednesday 31 August between 12pm and 3pm.
There will be free activities available, including inflatables, stands and refreshments. Continue reading
The monthly coffee morning for older residents in the Allenton area was held at Handyside Court in April, and this time it had a special celebratory theme to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday. Continue reading
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:
You are invited to join us for a coffee or tea and a cake at Slaney Close Community Room (off Johnson Avenue, post code DE24 8LS) on Wednesday 10 February, 10am until lunch time.
Community transport is available for you to attend if you have a disability. Continue reading
Thank you to everyone who shared their photos of the Christmas event at Allenton Market on the Allenton Big Local Facebook page. We’ve really enjoyed seeing your pictures and hearing how much you enjoyed the event.
The winners of our photo prize draw are Stephanie Hicking, Aimee Barber and Kellie Fields. They all win a £15 Asda gift card.
Local families flocked to Allenton Market on Saturday 19 December to visit Santa’s grotto and see some real live reindeer. The free family event was funded by Allenton Big Local and organised by local parents and residents. Continue reading
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
Young people from Allenton will be performing street dance at 1pm on Saturday 28 November outside Wilkos store on Allenton’s main shopping street. The activity has been organised by The Enthusiasm Trust and funded by Allenton Big Local. Continue reading
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