Bellinge Community House – A Special Place
This is a re log of one from June 2015 the value of which will be identified by a new blog later this morning
There are of course many places and organisations across Northampton both large and small that are not only hubs of the community but are more importantly centres of support and activity especially for those who most need it.
One such place and a special place in my view is the Bellinge Community House at Fieldmill Square who deliver an enormous range of support to the people of Bellinge, Ecton Brook and Little/Great Billing.
From the breakfast club for young children who attend Bellinge Primary School, working with over 55’s and running weekly health walks followed by a ploughman’s lunch through to one-to-one advice on subjects ranging from housing through to health issues and working with young parents the Community House is an example of what can be achieved working with the community.
Credit has to be paid to the Billing Parish Council who in supporting the Community House with funding demonstrates recognition that Parish Tax payer’s money should be spent on providing additional support and services to the very people who pay the Parish Council precept and not on plugging gaps left by cuts in funding by other organisations.
Most of all the trustees and Sarah as the Community House manager deserve the main accolade for ensuring that in spite of cuts to funding from the County Council they have tailored and worked to continue delivering and enhancing the services provided.
If anyone wants to know how to really work with and as part of the community they could do a lot worse than visit the Community House.