WestRaven is a local community led organisation in place to represent the residents Westwood and Ravensthorpe in Peterborough. We started in 2012 and are funded until 2025 thanks to Big Lottery and Local Trust.
Big Local is a long term innovative programme that aims to achieve lasting change in 150 areas in England. It provides a mixture of funding, finance and support. It seeks to enable people who live in the areas to build on local talents and aspirations so they can identify and act on their own needs to make their areas even better places to live, both now and years to come.
Local communities drive Big Local in their area. The programme supports, challenges, trains and encourages people to develop and drive Big Local in their area. There is a unique programme of activity in each area based on local needs, although these all share the Big Local programme outcomes.
We currently have four major projects being developed - a Community Cafe, a Community Garden, Community Chest grants and a programme of young person activity - which we would love you to be involved with and if you have any other ideas get in touch using the Contact page.
The Community Cafe will be situated in Hampton Court, Westwood. Work will start on renovating the building in the new year with an expected opening date in mid April 2017. You can keep up to date by liking our page on Facebook or to find out more click on the Cafe page.
The garden is situated near Raventhorpe Primary School and is growing on a daily basis - literally! Everyone is welcome and you can keep up to date with opening times by liking the page on Facebook. To find out more, click on the Garden page.
Community Chest Grants
The Community Chest grants for local residents will be opened in January 2017. Start developing your ideas for activities in your area and keep an eye out for the opening date for applications!
Young People Programme
The Westwood Youth Club runs every Tuesday evening at Westwood Community Hub and will move into the Community Cafe from April 2017. The WestRaven team are currently developing a programme of activities for young people for the next year so if there are any activities you would like to see happening in Westwood and Ravensthorpe, let us know via the contact page.