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Job vacancy – youth opportunities coordinator

Job Vacancy
Youth Opportunities Coordinator
28hrs per week
Are you an experienced Youth Worker that could support young people to develop, be creative, and find pathways to success? Can you help create projects that young people lead, shape and deliver?
We are seeking a new member of staff to join us and  work with young people and local organisations to create a youth offer that will make Big Local more exciting and relevant to young people and help us enrich the local area. If you are interested in the role or know someone that would be you can find the full job description and details of how to apply here:  YouthCoordinatorRole

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Christmas Fun Day!

A fun free event for all ages. We’ll be taking over Priory Court with Santa’s Grotto, Christmas crafts, a Community Choir, live music, a Toy Swap, slime making, a photo booth and some yummy food and drink. Phew! Supported by some brilliant local organisations we’ll be bringing in the holiday season with style!

2.30pm – 5.00pm

Saturday 14th December, 

Priory Court Community Centre, 11 Priory Court,  E17 5NB

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Saving Harmony Hall

Harmony Hall is being sold and could be lost to the community if bought by private developers
Photo courtesy of https://walthamforestecho.co.uk/community-centre-sale-fears/

£150k of Big Local investment could help save Harmony Hall. Please tell us if you support this suggestion here: Harmony Hall survey

We want to know if we have the support of the local community, in particular William Morris Ward residents, to invest £150k of Big Local funds to try and save Harmony Hall being sold off to private developers. The key points are as follows;

  • The owners of Harmony Hall Community Centre, located just off Walthamstow High Street, want to sell the building and this means a valuable community resource could be lost forever.
  • Harmony Hall is situated on the doorstep of the William Morris Ward and has 1,500 local visitors per week and is home to 70 local groups.
  • Valuable children’s activities, mental health services and language classes are held there and it is also home to a wide range of faith groups.
  • The Big Local Partnership is in agreement that losing this resource would be detrimental to people living in the William Morris Ward as well as the wider community.
  • Harmony Hall can be saved if CREST, the tenants who have managed the centre for 20 years, can raise £1million to buy it. CRESThas been seeking to raise the necessary funds through grants, loans and donations but are short of the £1million needed to purchase the building.
  • An investment of £150k would make William Morris Big Local a co-owner and mean that we have a stake in shaping services, activities and programmes at Harmony Hall that can benefit people in the William Morris ward for years to come. 

£150k of Big Local investment could help save Harmony Hall. Please tell us if you support this suggestion here: Harmony Hall survey

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