WOW!! What a busy year!!!
SUMMARY OF BNCCA 2004/ 2005
We finally managed to have a new boiler fitted!! It is now located in the old cleaner cupboard in the entrance hall. We were able to pay for this thanks funding from NFDC, Hampshire County Council and Dibden Allotments.
Forest Bus have been coming in to support local volunteers to run the After School Club from 4.30 until 6pm on Wednesdays. They also help us with the running of the Youth Drop In. This was thanks to funding via the Hampshire Childrens Fund. Jane Peacock of Forest Bus has helped Lesley Cox obtain £6,000 in funding through the Childrens Fund so they can continue to come in and help
The funding for the new play park is now coming in. So far we have received £5K from Swaythling Housing Society, £32K has been set aside by NFDC, £1,800 from Hampshire Playing Fields, £4,800 from Children In Need, £2,000 from Esso and the Parish Council have donated equipment to the value of £2,500. We are currently waiting to hear from Onyx about their funding, which is worth £54K. Dye Lockyer has said she hopes to hear from them by mid June.
The CSO’s are back on the estate now. They were coming around at lunchtimes, but after visiting the Centre, we were able to tell them which times they were needed most.
Totton college are still here and doing very well. A new face arrived, Sam Perration, and we will be very sad to see her go when she leaves us in September. Sarah will be coming back in September after her maternity leave finishes.
We have struggled for funds this year, but have been able to keep our heads above water, just!! Sometimes it has been very hit and miss but we have survived and will continue to do so.
We have had a good year working with Maggie Buchannan at Prime which has enabled us to hold talks with the police, Solent Blue Line buses and many other local agencies, so we can work together to try and sort out any matters that have arisen from anti social behaviour.
Some local residents and non residents have completed a landscaping course which was funded through Swaythling in conjunction with ESF Global Grants. We had a lovely day out at Exbury Gardens with the rest of the funding. We are going to go on further with the landscaping course with some more funding from global grants, this will help us to develop a tranquil garden to the rear of the building.
Unfortunately we had to let the cleaner go due to lack of funds. This job has now been taken over by the committee. Should any one feel the need to help please do not hesitate to shout!!!
The Christmas OAP’s lunch was not as successful as previous years, but the few that did attend had a very good time. The food was lovely. This was part funded by Waterside Credit Union and Dibden allotments.
Some of you will have noticed the painting of the BNC building which is displayed in the main entrance hall. This was commissioned by Lesley and Mary and painted by Sonia Courtney.
We have a craft club which is run every Monday evening 7pm until 9pm. There are approximately 12 members at present. Activities range from cross stitch, painting, knitting, quilting plus many others!!! So far we have added £220 to our funds. New members are always welcome. The atmosphere is very relaxed and we all enjoy a good chat!!