Local Conversation

What would you do with over £300,000 to make Haverhill South a better place to live?
We are part of a national initiative called Local Conversations, developed by the People's Health Trust. The Local Conversations project enables local people to lead community development in our area using money raised by Health Lottery East.
We believe that residents know their area best. They know what the community does well and what is needed to make it better. This project brings the community together to develop projects and activities that benefit the residents of Haverhill South. 
The Haverhill South People's Forum is made up of local residents who work together to lead the project. We listen to what the community wants and then we look for local solutions to make it happen.
For example, we soon found out that more activities are needed for young people. In particular, many residents told us that they would love a BMX Pump Track and by working along side the community we opened our Pump Track in 2019.
3 priorities have been identified through our local conversations:
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To have access to a building by residents for residents to be connected in Haverhill South, share and develop skills and build upon the assets in the area.

Always listening out for new priorities that people are passionate about

By being steered by a forum of local people and being out in the community  The Local Conversation in Haverhill South keeps its focus on working along side the community.