Rudheath and Witton Together

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Yarwoods Arm

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Northwich

Cheshire

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Here you can find information on small grants we have awarded, Big Local updates, public consultations, general events, tender invitations etc. Basically anything that isn’t covered elsewhere!

 

For current information on the youth bus, Do it Together arts project or the employment project click here.

 

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Annual Get Together | Updated 17 Nov 2018

 

A big thank you to everyone who came along to our Annual Get Together on Wednesday,  where we welcomed our new Chair Olwyn and Vice-chair Zoe.

We also bid a fond farewell to the members of the partnership who are moving on to pastures new. We are very grateful for all their hard work and dedication.

 

As we mentioned on the night, we still have some planning to do, and the inductions will take place in the New Year. We can't wait to get started!

 

Rudheath and Witton Together are looking for a new Chairperson | Updated 8 Sep 2018

 

Rudheath and Witton Together - RWT - is a community partnership located in Northwich.

Formed in 2011, RWT is a ‘Big Local’ area granted at least £1million to invest in our residents and our neighbourhood, so we can make our area an even better place to live. 

http://localtrust.org.uk/our-work/big-local/about-big-local

 

Over the past five years, RWT has managed a wide range of community projects and activities. We have set up groups for older people and young people, run community arts and employment programmes, given out grants and loans, and lots more.

Our experience means we have learnt a lot about our community, and the best way to deliver projects.

 

RWT is led by a group of residents - our Partnership - who are responsible for guiding the project on the ground. We have just written our third action plan which will start this autumn, and are now looking for a new Chairperson, and a Vice Chair, to work with us to deliver this exciting new phase.

 

Who are we looking for?

  • We’re seeking someone community minded, who like us wants to make our area the very best it can be for our residents, both now and in the future. Is this you?!

  • We want someone who is connected to our area – ideally a local resident but this isn’t essential - perhaps you work nearby or have family ties here?

  • Above all we need you to be a really good listener, energetic and keen to get things done, and with a positive outlook. If you’re good at organising, that would be a bonus too!

 

What sort of commitment are talking about?

  • We have some paid staff – a project co-ordinator and a community development officer, who will provide support and guidance. We’ll work with you to help you understand the ethos of Big Local, and our vision, and make sure you’re up to speed on all things RWT. 

  • You’ll need to make sure RWT is transparent and accountable, and our community are getting good value from our grant. But we’ll help you with all that too.

  • The Partnership itself is an informal group, who meets bi-monthly for a chat over dinner, so as a minimum we need someone who can co-ordinate our members, and make sure decisions are made and actions followed up. Basically keeping everyone on track! 

  • Our action plan has been agreed, but there’s still lots to do to make sure we achieve our aims, so you’ll need to provide some leadership to help us deliver our vision, and make sure we’re generally heading in the right direction.

  • Obviously you’ll need a bit of spare time, and be able to commit to spending it on RWT! Most of our communication is done via email, so being available via / responding promptly to email is a must too.

 

What’s in it for you?

  • Development of new skills and expertise – maybe you’re looking to build up your CV, or just want to get some different experience or meet some new people.

  • The opportunity to get involved in an exciting and innovative national programme, which can really influence what happens here. You can make a difference!

  • An increased connection to where you live or work, and a greater sense of community and local pride. There’s lots going on here, and lots more planned.  And it’s fun!

 

Next steps

If all this sounds like it might be of interest, or you’d like to find out more please get in touch with us.

In the first instance you can contact Fiona Cowley our co-ordinator on info@rudheathandwitton.org.uk or 07788 340957. Alternatively send us a brief expression of interest – just tell us a bit about yourself, and why you’re interested in the role.

 

We need to hear from you before 30th September 2018, and we’re looking to interview in October with a view to our new Chair and Vice Chairs being in place for November.

Summer Newsletter | Updated 26 Jul 2018

 

We're really excited that we've produced our first newsletter and by now all of our residents should have received one through their letterbox. If you haven't, don't worry, you can pick up a copy from our stall at the Community Fun Day in Roker Park on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th July or call into the Venue during one of our Welcome Wednesdays.

If you're happy to read it online, we've reproduced it in full below. You can read all about our Pride of Lions, what the Project 55 group have been up to, local events and the latest happenings at Grozone Community Garden.

We'd love to hear from anybody who would be interested in volunteering with the delivery of our Autumn newsletter. Email pr@rudheathandwitton.org.uk if you would be able to help.

Summit | Updated 2 Jul 2018

 

We were very grateful that so many partners, colleagues and residents were able to attend our summit recently.

Clare Babbs and Margaret Jackson have been evaluating the last 2 years of our project and this was their opportunity to feed back any successes as well as lessons learned. 

Three working groups then discussed what we can do over the next 3 years to have an even bigger impact.

Their final recommendations are expected in the autumn.

 

Family Activities Day at Grozone Community Garden | Updated 7 Apr 2018

 

As part of our Easter holiday programme of events we have held a special Family Activities Day at Grozone Community Garden

 

There was something for all the family to enjoy, from pond-dipping to making bug hotels and from messing around in the mud kitchen to enjoying smores made over a camp fire. 

Local artist Jo Thilwind could be found in the yurt showing visitors how to make masks out of natural materials and leaf-pressing was available in the picnic area.

Regular volunteers helped to run the outdoor kitchen, serving free hot drinks to guests. And visitors made their appreciation known with donations of over £60 to the garden.

Grozone is open normally 10-3 pm Tuesday-Thursday and visitors are always welcome.

 

Invitation to Tender | Updated 6 February 2018

 

We are inviting tenders from suitably-qualified individuals or organisations to evaluate the success of our Phase 2 plan and/or to develop our plan for Phase 3. The deadline for both opportunities is Sunday 4 March. The full tender documents can be downloaded below.

 

Contact Fiona Cowley on Fiona.cowley@groundwork.org.uk or 01606 723160 if you require any further information. 

Looking Back (Phase 2 evaluation brief)

Looking Forward (Phase 3 plan creation brief)

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Community Worker Vacancy | Updated 14 Sep 2017

 

We are seeking to recruit a part-time Community Worker for our new Older People's project. The deadline for applications is 25th September. Details of the position and an application form can be downloaded below. Contact us here if you have any questions.

Job Description

Application form

Primary School Competition | Updated 11 May 2017

 

Rudheath Primary Academy received the most votes in our primary school competition. Here is Katy in the Northwich Guardian presenting  Principal Andrew Ross with a cheque for £500 towards their new outdoor gym.

Big Local Spring Event Video | Updated 5 May 2017

 

Richard and Katy recently presented at the Big Local Spring Event in Liverpool. This video is a sneak peak at some of the projects that Rudheath and Witton Together have been involved in recently. ENJOY!

Easter Fun Day | Updated 19 Apr 2017

 

We were pleased to be able to support Rudheath Social Club with a small grant towards their Easter Fun Day. There were lots of activities for families to enjoy including rodeo, face painting, bouncy castle, photo booth, hook a duck and beat the bleep.

To find out more about our small grants scheme click here.

 

Community Camp | Updated 7 Apr 2017

 

Applications are open for a three day Community Camp at the Eden Project in Cornwall, offering a mixture of practical activities, workshop sessions and networking opportunities for volunteers and community activists interested in connecting people in their communities through groups, activities and projects.

Rudheath and Witton residents, especially those interested in becoming more involved with the partnership, are encouraged to apply.

The weekend takes place 19-22 May.

We're hiring! | Updated 30 Mar 2017

 

We are looking to recruit a part time 0.6 Employment Support Officer for our new project 'local jobs 4 local people'.

 

This is a temporary post for 20 months and will be based at Northwich Work Zone. 

For an informal discussion on this post, please contact Alison Reid 01606 288908.

The full job specification and application form can be found here.