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Newsletter February 2018

Have a look at our newsletter February 2018 BKHNewsletterFeb2018

Contents include

Tea Laughter and cake

Big Thank You and AGM

Stay and Play holiday club

Xmas lunch

Knit and natter

Monkey trouble

art classes at the community centre cafe thursday mornings

As part of the Art at the Heart project, Erewash Borough Council is facilitating art and craft sessions at the cafe in the community centre. It’s free as it is funded by Big Kirk Hallam. There’s no need to book so just pop along and get crafty!

Thursday 25th January 10.30 – 12.30
Thursday 1st February 10.30 – 12.30
Thursday 8th February 10.30 – 12.30
Thursday 15th February 10.30 – 12.30


Thursday 1st March 10.30 – 12.30
Thursday 8th March 10.30 – 12.30
Thursday 15th March 10.30 – 12.30
Thursday 22nd March 10.30 – 12.30

Art at the Heart of Kirk Hallam poster_drop ins Jan 2018.docx

Young people at the heart of Big Local – report and resources

Matt Betesta, Sylvie Humphreys and Amanda Speake represented Big Kirk Hallam at the national event held in Derby on 24 October as a partnership between Allenton Big Local and Big Kirk Hallam. They were on fire! Matt was co-chair for the event and also spoke about his involvement in helping run Big Kirk Hallam. Sylvie and Amanda spoke about the thousands of ways children and young people have created, run and benefited from activities and projects funded by Big Kirk Hallam and often run through the two primary schools.

Young people worked tirelessly throughout the event as roving reporters, conducting interviews and producing a newsletter which everyone got a copy of before the end of the day.

If you’d like to find out more everything can be found here:

And the specific links are here:

· Event report by Bill Badham (also attached)

· 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

NLE Oct17YPEvent -report.pdf

An extra £105,000 for Big Kirk Hallam

Thank you Local Trust!

We have been informed that all Big Local areas are to receive additional funding from Local Trust due to the success of the programme of resident led investment based on neighbourhood and community priorities for action.

Local Trust have received a good return on the investment of the £150million and so are sharing it out across the 150 areas. Each Big Local area will receive an extra £105,000 to put into their allocation.

You can find out more information from the link below

This is the equivalent to an extra year of the programme for us.

Newsletter June 2017

Here is an e copy of our 10th newsletter. The newsletter is delivered to all households in the Kirk Hallam area

The contents include a memorial to hazel cooper; details of the community chest; welcome to Alisya Hill, the community development worker at the community centre; job opportunity for caretaker / cleaner; results of the survey; plans for the Big Kirk Hallam Great get together event; letters from residents and a few words from Partnership Group new member Alex Harris.



Big Local News

Big Kirk Hallam is part of a national programme across 150 areas and we are proud to be part of the network of resident led groups taking local action for long lasting change.

The latest Local Trust Big Local newsletter for the whole programme has gone out today and can be viewed here:

It includes info on:

§ Our new chief executive appointment

§ Residents’ and researchers’ insights on how to get more people involved in Big Local

§ The steering group for our Empowered Communities research project – deadline for expressions of interest is Monday 31 October

§ Latest upcoming events for Big Local residents – please do spread the word about these