July 2016

FishPieAnother group of parents from Allenton has been learning about food nutrition and discovering how to cook dishes that are healthy but don’t cost a fortune. The cookery course is being funded by Allenton Big Local and delivered by the team at Nacro’s Derby Osmaston Family Project.

As well as turning their hand to preparing and cooking a range of recipes, the group has been learning about different food groups and finding out what percentage of each food they need to eat to achieve a healthy, well-balanced diet. They’ve also been discovering:

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.

Local Trust Big Local logo Allenton Big Local was one of 20 Big Local areas chosen to participate in a piece of research conducted by Resources for Change on behalf of Local Trust. The aim of the research was to:

“Capture the impact, achievements and learning of some of the earliest plans to be endorsed to demonstrate what the Big Local model has been able to achieve and draw out learning for other Big Local areas moving into delivery. “

Additionally, the researchers were tasked with finding out how each of the Big Local areas they talked to were measuring the impact of their activities.

Activities for Allenton Big Local’s second plan for the period April 2016 to March 2019 (Years 3 to 5) are now underway and being delivered.

Following a thorough review of the activities and projects delivered during Allenton Big Local’s first two years, the Partnership Group agreed to continue with the activities that have brought positive benefits to the Allenton area, and provide funding for some new areas of work and activity.