Author: ABL

In line with government guidelines, One Wednesday and Thursday, Enthusiasm Youth Club on Cotton Lane ran a 2 session support group called Project lockdown.  The first session was talking about feelings and pressures within lockdown before brainstorming how they could be overcome.  For some, this was quite

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Community Event & Annual General Meeting 11TH FEBRUARY 2020 @ 7PM  St Martin’s Methodist Church & Community Centre Flint Street Allenton DE24 9BH Allenton residents are welcome from 6.45pm for prompt start at 7pm. Allenton Big local and it’s delivery partners will be showcasing someof the achievements from the last year.  Refreshments will be provided  Everyone

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How things are run in Big Local – Big Local rep, Bill Badham reflects Occasionally questions arise about how the Big Local resident-led programmed is managed and overseen. Residents on the local partnership put themselves forward to support the community, giving of their time and expertise.

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As part of the process for putting together the next Allenton Big Local Plan, a profile review consultation has recently been carried out, drawing on the experiences, knowledge and needs of local residents. The feedback received featured some recurring comments and shared concerns and ideas for making things better for the community.

To find out more, you can:

Overall, the feedback from the discussions, focus groups, surveys, interviews and other resident feedback endorsed Allenton Big Local’s three existing priorities and supported the kind of activities being delivered. When asked about the current priorities and activities, residents said that they felt they were still valid and relevant, were addressing the priorities, and having an impact. Those who had engaged or benefited directly from ABL activities said that being involved had made a positive difference and they were satisfied with what had been delivered.

The online survey, which was completed by 131 people, asked the question: What do YOU think Allenton Big Local’s priorities for action should be? Respondents were asked to select THREE choices from eight options. The survey results were:

JoinUs (2)We are holding our annual community event/AGM at St Martin’s Church and Community Centre on Flint Street on 12th February, time to be confirmed.

You are welcome to come along to find out the latest from Allenton Big Local, hear about the plans for 2019 onwards and discuss opportunities to join the partnership.

Free refreshments will be served.

As part of the event, we will be voting on the proposed membership of the Allenton Big Local partnership, which currently includes the following people:

Allenton Big Local Rep Report Young people enjoying the summer on a trip out with Enthusiasm July-September 2018 As your Big Local Rep, every three months I share my thoughts on local area progress with you as residents and with the central team managing the national programme.

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