Community Action Partnership eNewsletter 6th November 2014

Dear Community Groups,
Welcome back to our eNewsletter! You will see that we have now combined
Blaby district Oadby & Wigston. This will continue for the present and the link will
be sent out fortnightly.
As always, if you have an event, service or other listing you’d like to include in an
upcoming issue of the eNewsletter, please email to: [email protected]communityap.org.uk
Community Action Partnership Services
0116 2784230
@Capleics
CAP
www.communityactionpartnership.org.uk
Bassett Street Community Hub is located in the heart of South Wigston and
shares a site with Leicestershire Social Services, Registrars, South Wigston
Library and Citizens Advice Bureau.
The new Community Hub is currently under development, and will provide a
number of services and support groups in one unique building, as well as being
ideal for meetings, conferences and events. Currently the building is shared by
14 regular partners, and brings together the expertise of Leicestershire County
Council and Community Action Partnership is providing community services. For
more information visit http://www.communityactionpartnership.org.uk/the-bassettcentre.html
Community Action Partnership administers a Grants Programme on behalf of
Blaby District Council. If you are a not-for-profit community group wishing to
expand or develop your services in the district, you may be able to apply for a
Blaby District Council Community Grant. Revenue Grants - up to £500, Capital
Grants - up to £5,000 and Staying Healthy - up to £1000. For more information
visit http://www.communityactionpartnership.org.uk/funding-and-grants.htm or
contact Jenny Bown 07720 678272 [email protected]
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Community Transport provides transport for people living in Blaby District,
Oadby & Wigston who have difficulty using or have no access to public transport.
For further information about the scheme or register to use Community
Transport, please contact us on 0116 288 0508 between 9am and 1pm and
speak to Emma, Ruth or Mick.
Older Person’s Befriending provides regular one to one support and friendship
to older people who are physically frail or socially isolated. We also provide
activity groups including: Craft Group, Singing for fun, Scrabble & Games, Bingo
and monthly afternoon teas. If you require any further information or are
interested in becoming a Volunteer Befriender please contact Gemma Webster
0116 2781734 or email: [email protected]
Youth Action Service. We believe in offering young people aged 11-19 quality
youth services that promote ACTION, VOLUNTEERING, INNOVATION and
FUN. For more information email [email protected] or visit
http://www.communityactionpartnership.org.uk/children-and-young-people.html
News & Information
A Night at the Races Sapcote Club Saturday, 15 November 7.30pm 1st Race
8pm TICKETS £7.50 INCLUDING SUPPER Available from: Sapcote Club Tel:
01455 272300; Community Action Partnership Tel: 01455 272 7669; Teresa Lee
Tel: 01455 272496; A fund raising event for Community Action Partnership’s
Older Persons’ Befriending Service
DON’T DISPOSE, DONATE! The build up to Christmas and the New Year is
causing acute problems for Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland. Whilst their shops
are doing particularly well on sales, they are running into problems with
donations of saleable items and are desperately short of stock, particularly
furniture and bric-a-brac but also books and clothing. “During and after the festive
season, many people will be contemplating how they will make space for their
presents or dispose of household furniture in order to accommodate new
purchases made in the sales. Our motto is: ‘Don’t Dispose, Donate!’ says Peter
Ralphs of the local Age UK. All I can say is that we desperately need help from
the public so that we can continue to help needy local older people through the
money which is taken through our shops. All of our 23 charity shops around the
two counties will gladly accept donations whilst furniture can also be collected
from homes by calling 0116 2781208.”
Local shops and businesses get behind Dementia Friends campaign Staff
from Tanya Harris Hairdressing and Edmonds & Slatter opticians in Blaby
attended a free Dementia Friends Information Session to show their commitment
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to becoming more dementia-friendly. Employees from Waitrose in Blaby and
Everyone Active at Enderby Leisure and Golf Centre have also benefited from
attending a session to raise their understanding of dementia. This is all part of a
drive to make Blaby District a dementia-friendly community. Blaby District
Council is working in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Society and other
members of the local Dementia Action Alliance to make this a reality. The
Alzheimer’s Society estimates that 225,000 people in the UK will develop
dementia this year; that’s one every three minutes. One in four people with
dementia has given up shopping since being diagnosed. Dementia Friends is an
Alzheimer’s Society initiative funded by the Department of Health which aims to
give one million people a better understanding of dementia by 2015. Blaby
District Council will be running free one-hour Dementia Friends Information
Sessions to shops and businesses across the district. To find out more or to book
your place, contact Zoe Coulson on 0116 2727566 or email
[email protected] For more information about Dementia
Friends visit www.dementiafriends.org.uk For more information about the
Leicestershire Dementia Action alliance visit
www.dementiaaction.org.uk/local_alliances/59_leicestershire_dementia_action_a
lliance
Inter Faith Week 2014 16–22 November. A flyer about the 2014 Week can be
downloaded from the homepage of the website at www.interfaithweek.org
Over 50 and living in Blaby District? Residents in Blaby District are invited to
join the newly named Over 50s Forum. The theme for the forthcoming forum is
preventative health, and will have speakers and information about keeping well
during the winter months, good mental health in older age, and new dementia
services in the district. Free health checks will also be available. Formerly called
the Older Persons’ Forum, members voted in the name change at the last
meeting in September, with the hope of attracting more residents. The next
meeting is taking place on Monday 1 December at 2.00-4.00pm in the Council
Chamber at Blaby District Council, Desford Road, Narborough LE19 2EP. For
more information contact Zoe Coulson at Blaby District Council on 0116 2727566
or email [email protected]
LEICESTERSHIRE WELFARE PROVISION If you are an organisation that
advises people on how to access welfare support, please see
www.leics.gov.uk/leicswelfareprovision and
1. Take part in the consultation running until January
2. Become a partner by contacting Liz McGregor at [email protected] or just to ask for more information. Tel: 07775 220702
This is a County Council run scheme, and I can come and give more information
to anyone who supports this client group.
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Bassett Street Community Hub Children’s Christmas Pantomime - Red Riding
Hood In partnership with Chaplin’s travelling theatre company Friday 12th
December 6.30pm Tickets £5 per person available from main reception Suitable
for Children aged 4-10 Telephone (0116) 2784230
"St. Crispin's Church Christmas Tree Festival - On Saturday 13th and
Sunday 14th December, St Crispin's Church, Edward Avenue, Braunstone
Town, will be hosting a Christmas Tree Festival where many local and national
groups will be exhibiting a wide variety of decorated trees. On Saturday there
will also be a bazaar and on Sunday, after the festival closes, the Town Mayor's
Carol Service follows. Refreshments will be on sale on both days. Christmas
Tree Festivals, Bazaars and the Town Mayor's Carol Service are all very popular
events but put all three together over one weekend and the results should be
spectacular. Would your group like to display a tree (there's no charge) and you
could decorate with any theme. It's a great way to advertise your group at very
little cost (just a bit of effort) and you might attract new members as a result. If
you want any other information, please contact Bryan or Betty on 0116 289
6451".
Training
SKILLS 4 JOBS (Blaby, Oadby & Wigston) A short FREE programme to
support you towards work. Run over 2 sessions a week for 5 weeks the course
builds confidence, assesses your direction and goals, at the same time as
assisting with CV writing, Online Job-searching and Interview approaches.
People joining course may also brush up their ICT, English/maths skills if
required – for FREE! This course is suitable for people who are unemployed, not
current working or those at threat of redundancy. Call for more information: 0116
3050487 or 07762 050916 [email protected]
Looking for a job? Need to brush up your skills? Perhaps Skills 4 Jobs can
help…If you live in Leicestershire and are 19+ then there are a range of FREE
short courses available throughout the county to assist you into work.
Leicestershire Adult Learning Service run courses in Interview Skills, Emergency
First Aid, CV writing, Food Hygiene, Job search online, Health and Safety, plus a
FREE start in English, Maths and Computing skills. Interested? For information
on courses please contact: Steve Troake - Skills 4 Jobs (Blaby, Oadby &
Wigston) 0116 3050487 or 07762 050916 [email protected]
Activities & Sports
Coffee Morning – Everyone Welcome Bassett Street Community Hub, South
Wigston Mondays from 10am – 1pm Toddler Friendly; 0116 2784230
www.communityactionpartnership.org.uk
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COUNSELLING AND THERAPY The Tariki Counselling and Psychotherapy
Service in Narborough offers counselling and therapy for a broad range of
psychological, spiritual and emotional issues. With a sliding scale of fees, it’s
open to anyone and there’s no need for a referral. You can ring or email to have
an initial chat and, then if you want to take things forward, you can arrange an
initial assessment session. It has both experienced and trainee therapists and
counsellors available. If you would like to have a chat or find out more about the
therapy services offered, please give us a ring on 0116 286 7476 or email
[email protected] .
MEDITATION The Buddhist House in Narborough runs a meditation class on
Tuesday evenings from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. Suitable for both beginners and
experienced meditators, a range of different techniques are taught and each
class is self-contained. For more information, email [email protected],
phone 0116 286 7476 or see www.tarkitrust.org and
www.buddhistpsychology.info .
MINDFULNESS COURSE The Buddhist House in Narborough is running a
series of 5 week ‘Introduction to Mindfulness’ courses (£5-£10 donation per
class) on Wednesday evenings 7.30pm-8.30pm. The next course will take place
5 November – 3 December. For more information, email [email protected]
phone 0116 286 7476 or see www.tarkitrust.org and
www.buddhistpsychology.info .
YOGA CLASSES The Buddhist House in Narborough hosts two yoga classes
run by Christine on Thursday evenings
6.00-7.15: Pregnancy Yoga
7.30-8.45: Yoga Tone
For details of costs/to book: phone 0116 2753570 / 07712 673766 or email:
[email protected] .
Funding
Grants available for community groups in Blaby District If you are a
community group or organisation providing services in Blaby district, you may be
eligible to apply for a grant from the Council. There are three types of grant
available to help develop or improve services for local people - Capital Grants up
to £5000, Revenue Grants up to £500, and Staying Healthy Grants up to £1000.
Each grant is designed to help with different costs such as building works,
equipment purchase, venue or transport costs or one-off special events. We can
provide advice on which grant is most suitable for your group or organisation’s
needs. The deadline for the next round of grants is Friday 28 November 2014.
To receive an application pack or for advice about the eligibility criteria or
completing your application, contact Jenny Bown at Community Action
Partnership on 0116 2727669 [email protected] or visit
www.communityactionpartnership.org.uk/funding-and-grants
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Volunteering Opportunities
Helping Local Hedgerow Wildlife Brocks Hill Country Park continues to
promote the art of hedgelaying, with their latest conservation volunteering day.
On Sunday 9 November the conservation volunteers will be working on
hedgerows around the Country Park in Oadby to maintain this long standing
countryside tradition. There are over 30 styles of hedgelaying in the UK and even
more spread across Europe. In Leicestershire the most common type of
hedgelaying is Midland Bullock style. This provides thicker stock proof hedges
that kept cattle contained. Hedgerows have great wildlife value providing
corridors for small animals and shelter for small birds. If they are looked after
and relayed at regular intervals, it will have maximum wildlife benefit. The
volunteers are inviting those interested to join this popular conservation task. The
Brocks Hill volunteers meet every second Sunday of every month from 10:00 to
15:00. Volunteers need to wear suitable outdoor clothing and bring a packed
lunch. Light refreshments are provided. The volunteers meet at the back of the
Centre. If you wish to get involved or would like more information. Please contact
the countryside ranger team at Brocks Hill Country Park and Centre Telephone:
Leicester (0116) 257 2888 Email: [email protected]
Events
8 November - Active Arts’ 37th Craft Market in Countesthorpe College (LE8
5PR) with doors open from 10 until 4. We are fully booked with some 70 stalls, a
good proportion of them craftspeople coming for the first time, and there will be
refreshments available all day! Admission for the Craft Market is £1.50,
accompanied children are free, and many of our regular shoppers consider it the
start of their Christmas shopping.
8 November - MUSICAL EXTRAVAGANZA Variety Show Concert in aid of
PROSTaid helping local men fight against cancer. Price £10 including buffet - £8
concessions (over 65) Braunstone Working Men's Club Narborough Road South
Leicester LE3 2GE
8 November - Oadby Town v Desborough Town – 3pm – OTFC
http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/oadbytown/
8 November - Competitive Festival of Music & Drama commencing at 9 a.m.
at Beauchamp College, Oadby. You will hear both Verse Reading and Acting.
And musically there is Vocal and Instrumental. Ages from 5 to 95!!!!!!!!!! Do
come along and hear what talent there is in the area. Entry - a very modest
£3.00. Programme - £2.50 Any queries please contact Ann Pearson on 0116
2716824 or [email protected]
8 November to 27 November - St Peter’s Parish Church, Wigston Rd, Oadby
New Oadby Remembers Exhibition…”Over by Christmas?” examining the
impact of the beginning of the war on the community plus personal histories of
the first 3 Fallen from Oadby. Opening times: Mon-Sat 9am-5.30pm, Sun
7.30am-7.30pm. [email protected]
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8 November - 9.30am-3pm Paddock St Centre, Wigston. Age UK
“Remembrance” an exhibition of art, stories, photographs etc. To enter your
piece contact Emma on 0116 28852.
9 November ~ Young Families Group at Oadby Trinity Methodist Church ~
"Messy church" activities including simple breakfast ~ every last Sunday in the
month ~ 9.00-10.00 am ~ all welcome ~ contact Lesley Green at
[email protected]
9 November - Remembrance Sunday 10am…St Peter’s Parish Church.
Remembrance Day All-age service to enable families to include their children
in the commemorations
9 November - Remembrance Sunday 10am…St Paul’s Church, Hamble Rd,
Oadby. Remembrance Day All-age service to enable families to include their
children in the commemorations
9 November ~ Royal British Legion Remembrance Service ~ 2.45pm ~ St
Peter’s
http://www.oadbyparish.org.uk/calendar/?month=11&year=2014&monthly_view=
grid&calendar_category_id=0
11 November - 7-9pm… Leicester Records Office, Wigston Magna.
“Remembering the war to end all wars”. Music, reading and activities. .
www.leics.gov.uk/recordoffice
11 November- Oadby Town v Long Buckby AFC – 7.45pm – OTFC
http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/oadbytown/
11 November ~ Crime Readers Group ~ 6-7pm ~ Oadby Library (not July /
August)
http://www.leics.gov.uk/index/leisure_tourism/libraries/county_libraries/a_to_z_lib
raries/oadbywigston_libraries/oadby_library/oadby_library_crime_group.htm
12 November ~ Community Coffee morning with speaker ~ Oadby
Community Centre (old Library) on Sandhurst Street ~ 10.30-11.45am ~
everyone welcome ~ www.owma.org.uk
12 November ~ Oadby WI ~ 7.30-9.30pm ~ Beauchamp College
http://www.thewi.org.uk/become-a-member/structure-of-thewi/england/leicestershire-and-rutland/find-a-wi/oadby
12 November - Felt Making for Beginners A step by step introduction to making
felt. You will take away your homemade bracelet and brooch. Times: 6:30 p.m. to
9:00 p.m. Cost: £12.50 per person Brocks Hill Country Park and Centre
Washbrook Lane Oadby LE2 5JJ telephone: Leicester (0116) 257 2888 web
site: www.brockshill.co.uk
13 November ~ Oadby Brookside WI ~ 7.30pm-9.30pm ~ Brookside Primary
School ~ http://www.thewi.org.uk/become-a-member/structure-of-thewi/england/leicestershire-and-rutland/find-a-wi/oadby-brookside
13 November ~ Oadby Library Book Group ~ 4-5pm ~ now meets on the 2nd
Thursday of each month ~ Enjoy reading? Looking for different authors? Then
drop into this small friendly group or contact Anne for more details ~ 0116 305
8763 email: [email protected]
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14 November - Lorena Dyer will be providing a colourful demonstration of
Christmas flower displays to enhance any Christmas home at Braunstone
Civic Centre. The event starts at 7.30pm and tickets are £7.00 each. There will
be a flower raffle so you could win one of the fantastic displays along with a sales
table, tombola and light refreshments! Net proceeds from the event will be
donated to Kingsway Flower Club. Tickets for the event are available from
Braunstone Civic Centre, telephone 0116 2890045 for further information.
15 November – Christmas Fair ~ St Paul’s ~ 11am-3pm
15 November - Stoney Stanton WI Craft Fair Manorfield School 12 noon to
3.30pm Varied stalls and homemade refreshments Entrance: 50p Children with
an adult enter free of charge. Contact: Sandra King [email protected]
15 November - Competitive Festival of Music & Drama commencing at 9 a.m.
at Beauchamp College, Oadby. You will hear both Verse Reading and Acting.
And musically there is Vocal and Instrumental. Ages from 5 to 95!!!!!!!!!! Do
come along and hear what talent there is in the area. Entry - a very modest
£3.00. Programme - £2.50 Any queries please contact Ann Pearson on 0116
2716824 or [email protected]
16 November - 11-3pm - Morsbags @ Brocks Hill Environment Centre - 113pm - Come along and make a re-usable cloth morsbag to use instead of plastic
carrier bags. All materials, equipment and tuition are provided free of charge but
donations of fabric - curtains etc. - are always welcome. Sorry adults only. For
more info contact Rosie 271 6385 or [email protected]
20 November - Are you interested in Art? Come along to Blaby Society of
Artist’s monthly meeting: Helen Neave - Seascapes – Watercolour. The Blaby
Society of Artists monthly meetings are held at: Blaby Civic Centre, 22 - 24
Leicester Road, Blaby. LE8 4GQ. 7.00pm – 9.00pm New members (£25 annual
subscription) and guests are welcome (non-members fee per meeting £5) For all
enquiries contact: Fran Andrews (secretary) 0116 2841739 or
[email protected]
21 November ~ Good Vibrations ~ Therapies for Carers ~ 10am-12noon ~
Walter Charles Community Centre ~ www.oadbyweb.org.uk/gv.pdf
21 November - 7-9pm Oadby Library. “The Petal and the Wire” a
commemorative play inspired by the true voices of Leicestershire people in the
Great War. 12+ Ticket £3 from Oadby Library and www.sparkarts.co.uk
22 November - Leicester Animal Aid Christmas Bazaar from 11.00am-3.00pm
Blaby Village Hall, LE8 4GQ. Come along and grab yourself a Christmas bargain
at our annual Bazaar. Lots of stalls including toys and gifts.
22 November ~ Christmas Craft Fair @ Brocks Hill Country Park and Centre ~
10:30am to 3:30pm~ Local crafters, local charities, children’s crafts, Santa’s
Grotto ~ Free entry www.facebook.com/BrocksHillCountryPark
www.brockshill.co.uk
22 November - Christmas Gifts & Crafts Fair will be held at Braunstone Civic
Centre, 11am – 3pm. There will be two rooms of stalls with a wide variety of gifts
and crafts to start your Christmas shopping. There will also be a tea room and
refreshments served throughout the day. Net proceeds from the event will be
donated to the Town Mayor’s chosen charity – Leicester Charity Link. Tickets for
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the event are available from Braunstone Civic Centre, telephone 0116 2890045
for further information
23 November ~ Messy Church ~ 4-5.30pm ~ Oadby Baptist Church ~ fun and
crafts linked to a Bible story for all ages. Free ~ and there’s food too!
http://oadbybaptist.churchinsight.com/Groups/159926/Oadby_Baptist_Church/Me
ssy_Church/Messy_Church.aspx
23 November ~ Peter’s Place @ St Peter’s hall ~ 4-6pm
http://www.oadbyparish.org.uk/calendar/?month=11&year=2014&monthly_view=
grid&calendar_category_id=0
26 November ~ Community Coffee morning with speaker ~ Oadby
Community Centre (old Library) on Sandhurst Street ~ 10.30-11.45am ~
everyone welcome ~ www.owma.org.uk
27 November - Christmas Past A talk organised by the Friends of Brocks Hill
group with museum collections and a seasonal treat. Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00
p.m. Cost: £5.00 each (members £4.00) Brocks Hill Country Park and Centre
Washbrook Lane Oadby LE2 5JJ telephone: Leicester (0116) 257 2888 web
site: www.brockshill.co.uk
28 November ~ Oadby Farmers Market ~ 9am-2pm on The Parade
http://www.leicestershirefoodlinks.org.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=a
rticle&id=298&Itemid=103
28 November - Ladies Late Night Christmas Shopping Event - 5.30pm 8.30pm - Costa Coffee, The Parade, Oadby - Niche Magazine in partnership with
Claes Retail are hosting an Exclusive Ladies Late Night Christmas Shopping
Event. With everything from handmade gifts to a range of beauty treatments
available on the night. What better way than to start your Christmas shopping
here! Tickets £2.50 including festive goody bag. Buy your ticket in advance and
receive a mouth-watering festive treat. Charity raffle on the night with amazing
prizes in support of Lutterworth Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Oadby-CommunityStakeholders/174297162614835
28 November - A Christmas Quiz and Games Night has been organised by the
Braunstone Town Community Minibus committee starting at 7.00pm. The event
will include a Quiz, and other games and activities to test your mind and general
knowledge. Why not come along for a lot of fun and laughter to cheer up the
dark winter night? Tickets for the event are £5.00 which includes a light supper.
Net proceeds from the event will be donated to the Braunstone Town Community
Minibus Project. Tickets for the event are available from Braunstone Civic
Centre, telephone 0116 2890045 for further information.
29 November - Butterfly Illustrations Chris Bates will share his knowledge and
approach to detailed butterfly painting. Times: 10:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Cost:
£35.00 per person. Brocks Hill Country Park and Centre Washbrook Lane Oadby
LE2 5JJ telephone: Leicester (0116) 257 2888 web site: www.brockshill.co.uk
29 November - Oadby Town v Sleaford Town – 3pm – OTFC
http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/oadbytown/
29 November ~ 7.30pm… St Paul’s Church, Hamble Rd, Oadby. Film “War
Horse” 12A. Tickets £4 inc drink and nibbles.
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http://www.oadbyparish.org.uk/calendar/?month=11&year=2014&monthly_view=
grid&calendar_category_id=0
29 November – Active Arts will be hosting the Helix Ensemble playing a
selection of music mainly from the early twentieth century as we mark the
centenary of the outbreak of World War One. This promises to be a really
enjoyable concert for us to listen to as well as the musicians to play in, and if you
book your tickets in advance through Glebe Gardens on 0116 2771570 or via
one of the Active Arts contacts - 0753 1440 365, [email protected] or
www.activearts.org.uk tickets will cost you £8 each, while on the door they will
cost £10 — and I should add that accompanied children are free. This concert
will be in St Andrews church Countesthorpe, (LE8 5QX) starting at 7.30.
30 November ~ Young Families Group at Oadby Trinity Methodist Church ~
"Messy church" activities including simple breakfast ~ every last Sunday in the
month ~ 9.00-10.00 am ~ all welcome ~ contact Lesley Green at
[email protected]
4 December - LFE Film Evenings will be showing “Grace of Monaco”.
Category: Biography/drama/romance [2*], (PG) UK 2014. GRACE OF MONACO
is focused on the personal story of former Hollywood star Grace Kelly during a
dispute between Monaco's Prince Rainier III, and France's Charles De Gaulle
over tax laws in the early 1960s. The film is set six years after the fairy-tale
wedding and the marriage has stagnated. Cast: Nicole Kidman, Tim Roth, Derek
Jacobi, Robert Lindsay, Milo Ventimiglia, Parker Posey. Venue: the Parish Hall,
Kings Drive, LFE. Cost: £5. Running time: 1hr. 12min. Doors open at 7.00pm
when a complimentary hot drink and biscuits will be provided. The showing starts
at 7.30pm.
PLEASE NOTE. Due to the first Thursday in January being New Year’s Day,
there will be NO Film Evening in January.
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Jenny Bown - Community Support Organiser
Community Action Partnership
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