Community

Coldean has lots of groups and projects taking place. There are also two workers (Kalishia Le Coutre & Steve Andrews) who support these groups and projects, as well as individuals to volunteer, set up local groups or projects, or simply advise and sign post to other agencies and services that may be able to help you with whatever you may need.

Local Activities

Active @ 60 Outings
We go on various trips that are suggested by our members. Transport is provided. For more info; Contact: Steve Andrews – Community Participation Worker Tel: 01273 676416 Email: steveandrews@trustdevcom.org.uk

Affordable Supper Club (£2.50)
We meet every Tuesday 4:30pm-6:30pm at New Larchwood café. Please call ahead to confirm your place. For more info;    Contact: Steve Andrews – Community Participation Worker Tel: 01273 676416 Email: steveandrews@trustdevcom.org.uk

Art Group £1 per session
We meet every Monday 2pm-4pm at New Larchwood Café. Materials are paid for and we have a place to display our work in the café. For more info; Contact: Sarah or Steve Tel: 01273 676416

Book Club
We meet at 6:45pm on the third Thursday of each month at Coldean library. Books are provided free of charge by the library. For more info and to sign up, get in touch; Contact: Kalishia Le Coutre  – Community Worker Tel: 01273 676416 Email: kalishialecoutre@trustdevcom.org.uk

Gentle Exercise Class (£2)
A gentle exercise group for residents of Coldean who may find it difficult to move about, this is tailored to what works for you. Every Tuesday afternoon. For more info; Contact: Donna Dearling Tel: 01273 676416

Music Group (Free)
This group is a place to sing, and learn to play instruments. It is run by a music teacher. For more info; Contact: Steve Andrews – Community Participation Worker Tel: 01273 676416 Email: steveandrews@trustdevcom.org.uk

Local Groups and Projects

Allotment Group
A community allotment for residents at varley halls site. We’re always looking for more people to get involved and help with growing. Contact: Ron Sutton Tel: 01273 676416 Email: rocketsutton@gmail.com

Coldean Community Forum
Local resident forum open to all residents who live in the Coldean area. We come together once a month to organise various community events throughout the year, identify local issues and help tackle them through community action and working with services. We meet every first Tuesday of the month. Contact: Chair Sue Harris Tel: 01273 705906, or find us on facebook:

Coldean Community Stay & Play   Group. A local group for parents and carers of under 5’s. We take part in a variety of fun and educational activities. Held at st Mary Magdalen church hall, Coldean. Wednesday mornings 9am-11am and Thursday afternoons 1pm-3pm. £2 per adult (regardless of the number of children you bring). Tea, coffee biscuits (and sometimes cake) available for a small 50p donation. Contact: Chair Luci Carnall-Moore Tel: 01273 676416 Mob: Email: luci.carnall@yahoo.co.uk or find us on facebook:

Colts Football Club
A local football club for local children. Contact: Phillip Pilbeam Tel: 01273 685704, Mob: 07951 733729 Email: coldeancolts@yahoo.co.uk

Community Café
The café is open most mornings but could be open longer if there were enough volunteers to help out. If you are interested please get in touch. Contact: Steve Andrews – Community Participation Worker Tel: 01273 676416 Email: steveandrews@trustdevcom.org.uk

Community Garden Project
A local green project where residents are getting together to redesign Haig Avenue Park to make it more welcoming and pretty that encourages local wildlife and is accessible to all. If you want to get involved or for more info: Contact: Chair Hannah James Tel: 01273 676416 Email: hannah040869@yahoo.co.uk, or find us on facebook:

New Larchwood Activities Group
An umbrella organisation that supports various community projects and groups including the art group, gentle exercise, café group and the outings/trips group. Contact: Steve Andrews – Community Participation Worker Tel: 01273 676416 Email: steveandrews@trustdevcom.org.uk

Tenants Association
This group is open to all tenant and lease holders living in Coldean. We discuss tenant and lease holder issues. Contact: Chair Heather Hayes Email: heather.hayes2@ntlworld.com

Women’s Group
Open to all women living in Coldean this group takes part in discussions with health organisations, and various health activities. Contact: Kalishia Le Coutre  – Community Development Worker Tel: 01273 676416, Mob: 07411 251969 Email: kalishialecoutre@trustdevcom.org.uk, or find us on facebook:

Youth Project
Younger youth club – ages 9-12yrs every Monday. Older youth club – ages 13+ every Thursday. For more info; Contact: Chair Oshik Romem Tel: 01273 621381 or Contact: Claire Burchell -Community Worker with Young People. Mob: 07809 829 734 Email: claireburchell@trustdevcom.org.uk

For more information about what they do visit the community participation or community development pages under this section.

For more information about The Trust For Developing Communities visit http://www.trustdevcom.org.uk

The Trust for Developing Communities also work in lots of other areas across the city.

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