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Big plans underway for WestRaven Big Local project

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News story published on 31 May 2016

News story published on 31 May 2016

Plans for a new Community Café in the Westwood and Ravensthorpe area of Peterborough are well underway thanks to the Big Local project.

Back in 2012 Westwood and Ravensthorpe were identified as one of four areas in the Eastern region in need of extra community investment and was awarded a £1m grant from the Big Lottery Fund to help make improvements to the local area.

The Steering Group for this project made up of local residents and partner organisations, known as the WestRaven Big Local, have been working hard to ensure the agreed business plan is taking shape and works are progressing. This includes opening a new local community cafe in Westwood and an innovative environmental project to transform derelict land in Ravensthorpe into a community garden as its first two key projects.

To help assist the WestRaven Big Local project they will be holding a Family Fun Day on Saturday 4 June where local residents are invited to come along and help choose the café menu ready for its opening in the autumn time, enjoy free samples and participate in a whole range of free activities. The event will be held in the Hampton Court centre in Westwood, near to the CKH Community Hub.

Kia Hogan, Programme Manager for the Big Local project, said: “The Community Café is a fantastic initiative that will help to reinvigorate the local community.

“We are really looking forward to the Family Fun Day on the 4 June which promises to be a great event where we can talk to local residents and hear their ideas for our new Community Café menu.”

Cath Robertson, Chair of WestRaven Big Local, added: “The development of this Community Café is the first step to helping to make this community and the local area an even better place in which to live.

“This opportunity has been made available through the help of Cross Keys Homes and a number of other local partner organisations and charities. It’s great to see everybody pulling together to help make a difference to this community.”

If you would like to get involved with the WestRaven Big Local project call 07701 009232 or email