Our shared vision for Uniting the Movement in Notts and Derbyshire

Making our Move
active derbyshire and active notts logo that goes to the homepage

Wednesday Night Project at William Allitt

Active Derbyshire, Insight, Learning, Support Others

The Wednesday Night Project at William Allitt started as a number of local opportunities aligned in Swadlincote (South Derbyshire).

Through place-based working in Newhall with Thriving Communities, a Newhall Community Network helped to bring local stakeholders and community members together every 6-8 weeks, to better understand the need and opportunities within communities. This highlighted the genuine need to create a safe space for young people in the community to connect, which due to the pandemic was proving to be a challenge.

However there was energy in the room from the local school and a number of others to look at how to identify a solution, along with new investment through the first phase of Community Use of Schools.

You can hear about what happened next to support a community led approach, in this new podcast.