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Welcome to Blacon Community Trust

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“to build a better Blacon through the active involvement of the community to find local solutions to local problems.”

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Welcome to the Blacon Community Trust web site. We are an acclaimed social enterprise established through the aspirations of local people, partner support and dedicated team. Our goal is to establish local sustainable services and to share best practice wherever we can. Whether you are a Blacon resident, close neighbour, student, professional or fellow social enterprise we hope you will partner with us.

Much of our work is done through valuable partnerships with other local organisations and businesses.

Blacon Community Trust, Dee Point Centre, Blacon Point Road, Blacon, Chester, Cheshire CH1 5NF UK
Tel: 01244 390344   Fax: 01244 382095        Registered Charity No: 1063083

Latest News!

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Community Coffee Morning - Mince Pie Special

The popular monthly coffee mornings have been sprinkled with festive charm this month!  So come along and grab yourself a mince-pie, a hot drink, catch up on the latest news and see what's new at BCT! 

 

Community Coffee Mornings will continue to be held on the 4th Thursday of every month throughout the New Year! 

Contact Sandra Hewitt for details.  

 

The Fun Community Quiz Night! - Thursday 28th November, 7pm

 Put a date in your diary for the next, exciting fundraising event being delivered for Blacon Community Trust by BCT volunteers and staff this November.

Our volunteer Quiz Master, Andy Collins, has put together a fun night of planned quizzes and entertainment for adults 18+ at The Wagon and Horses Public House, Western Avenue, Blacon on Thursday 28th November at 7pm!

Along with assorted games and brain-teasers is the chance to win top prizes [and booby prizes] donated by local business.

Tickets are £5 per person, available at Dee Point Centre or on the door that night and include a break-time snack cooked by the catering students at the Blacon Youth Project [BYPP].

Hope to see you there!

 

 

 

Community Coffee Mornings 

 

 

 

Sponsored Abseil! 

Blacon Community Trust staff will be taking their lives into their hands and abseiling down Leasowe Lighthouse to raise awareness and funds for the charity they work for!

Blacon Community Trust has been working hard to raise much needed cash to continue their work through the Kids Community Club [KCC], the Blacon Young People’s Project [BYPP] and the Blacon Furniture Project [BFP]. 

Lighthouse

Leasowe Lighthouse itself was built in 1763 and stands at over 100ft tall!  That’s the same as 10 African Elephants stood on top of each other!  The whole building is made from brick and has a cast-iron spiral staircase that the intrepid trio must climb before they begin their decent!

“We are hoping that this is the start of a new events calendar that will help us raise awareness of the trust and funds to help us deliver our services,” Pam Bleasdale, Trust Manager, explains.  “All charities are looking for more and more help to continue their work, but we know that we have the support of a good community and a good name for them to rally around.”

Blacon Community Trust is a local charity organisation that delivers three community services within Blacon and its surrounding areas.  This is one of the first fundraising events in this new school year and the KCC manager, Emma Weaver, Trust PA, Kathy Winder, and Volunteer Coordinator, Tara Connolly, are hoping to reach £5,000 target to help support BCT.

To show your support, why not sign for your donation in the BCT offices at Dee Point Centre, pick up a sponsorship form from and help raise funds or try donating online, by searching for Blacon Community Trust on Mydonate.com.

 

Abseil Poster

  

  

Furniture Store Re-launch

Blacon Community Trust celebrated the re-launch of their well-loved furniture store, the Blacon Furniture Project on the 15th August with a community event opened by the Lord-Lieutenant of Cheshire, David Briggs.
“The Blacon Furniture Project has been a big part of the local community since 1984,” Pam Bleasdale, Trust Manager, explains.  “It started out as a little venture, selling items at reduced rates to the community from a caravan in the library car park.  Thanks to the hard work of employees, volunteers and partners, the Furniture Project has now taken residence in Blacon Community Trusts head office in Dee Point Centre.
During our 5 ½ years at the parade, the project assisted 3,000 low income families to create comfortable homes and also diverted 265 tonnes of furniture from landfill.  We were only able to do this because, on average, our team of dedicated volunteers contributed 500 hours of their time to helping us per year.”
The Lord and Lady Mayoress of Chester were also present to award the furniture project volunteers with certificates of recognition and thank them for help they have given to make the furniture project the success it is.

 Lord LT & Mayor visit                             Volunteers at BFP               

 Now based on Blacon Point Road, Chester, the furniture shop will continue to deliver its various community based services in Blacon and West Cheshire.
For more information, you can click onto the Blacon Community Trust website, or call the shop itself on 01244 379 293.

  

  

Awards celebration in Blacon for community volunteers

Published date: 03 July 2013 |

Published by: Natalie Barnett 

A COMMUNITY came together to honour its unsung heroes at the 16th annual Blacon Awards.

Blacon High School hosted the celebrations – sponsored by the Leader and the Chester and District Standard – which saw individuals and organisations recognised for the contributions they make to life in Blacon.

Guests enjoyed performances from The Arches Community Primary School, Highfield Community Primary School, Dee Point Primary School, J H Godwin Primary School and St Theresa's Catholic Primary School along with the Blacon High School band.

Long-standing volunteer Stephen Perry compered the evening, which was attended by Blacon councillors Carolyn Graham, Marie Nelson and Reggie Jones as well as Chester MP Stephen Mosley and the Blacon area policing team.

Stephen told guests: “Wonderful things happen in Blacon, but those things could not be made possible without wonderful people like you.”

Guests filled the room with applause when the winners of the four major awards were announced, although all those nominated were thanked and congratulated for their valuable contributions.

Ann Caslin, who gives endless hours of her time to the Blacon community, was the deserving winner of the Joe Rose Lifetime Achievement Award, named in honour of the late community stalwart who was known as ‘Mr Blacon’.

Dee Point Primary School pupil Dominika Brondke won the Kath Evans Young Inspiration Award for demonstrating great talent, ability and flair in all areas of her schoolwork.

Mrs Evans, who died last year, served the Blacon community for more than 50 years and was known for organising and baking cakes for Highfield Community Primary School fundraisers.

Martin Dean, who lives on Canterbury Road, collected the Harold Tomlins Community Commitment Award from Stephen Mosley MP.

Martin organises charity football tournaments and volunteers with Blacon Youth Football Club.

Blacon High School head boy Elliot Pye won the Blacon Education Village Outstanding Achievement Award.

Volunteers from the Vintage Blacon group were the winners of the Community Team Award.

The group, based at the United Reformed Church on Saughall Road, provides an exceptional service to the older members of the community.

Activities include support for walking groups, lunch clubs, foot clinics, films and carpet bowls.

There was special thanks for the organisers and sponsors of the awards, which included Avenue Services, Arriva, Cheshire Police, Blacon Education Village, Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, Chester Voluntary Action and Tesco.

 

 In other news...

Congratulations to our long-standing volunteer, Ettie Thompson, who received a British Empire Medal in the Queen’s New Year honours list January 2013.

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