For Local People by Local People living or working in Whitton, Whitehouse & Castle Hill who want to bring real improvements to the Community and to the lives of people living in it

Local Residents

We're a group of Whitton, Whitehouse and Castle Hill residents supported by a team of advisers

Local Investment

We have been given £1 million to invest in building, supporting and growing the community of North West Ipswich

Building Community

NW Ipswich is lacking in activities, training and opportunities - and we want to change that

North West Ipswich Big Local Trust (NWI BLT) is a community project funded by the Big Lottery Fund

Westbourne Academy Students Having A ‘Constructive’ Time

5th February 2022

We visited ERT just before Autumn half term with school representatives to see how the students were doing and below is a report from that visit: Throughout this academic year a group of 10 Westbourne students are attending Eastern Region Training (Baylham) one day a week to study a BTEC L2 course in Construction and…. click to read the rest of this article.


Christmas Carol Concert

30th January 2022

WHO DOESN’T LIKE A CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE? One of the many contributions we make to the wellbeing of our NW Ipswich communities is by staging events. Whether it’s an event at our Skatepark, a Dog Show or at our Community Garden, they are all well supported by our residents. So, in December when it was…. click to read the rest of this article.

2011
Jan
North West Ipswich chosen as one of the first areas in England to receive £1million from Big Local
2012
Apr
First Community Chest awards paid out by NW Ipswich Big Local Trust
2013
Aug
First Grants awards paid out by NW Ipswich Big Local Trust
Big Local Event held in Whitehouse Park on 31st Aug to introduce NWIBLT to the community
2014
Aug
First Inspiration Award – A javelin for Marshall Childs, Olympic hopeful
Oct
Sunshine Memorial Garden at Whitton Primary School (now The Beeches) officially opened on 5 June by the Mayor of Ipswich.
Dec
Inspiration Award – Tommy Bradshaw, Punch and Judy booth
2015
Feb
Joined forces with Eastern Savings and Loans Credit Union to encourage people to use this facility instead of payday loans
Oct
Skatepark opened in Whitehouse Park to the delight of the Community
2016
Jan
Radio Westbourne launched, giving Westbourne students experience in broadcasting
Dec
Celebration event held at The Meeting Place, Limerick Close for residents and organisation to come together and celebrate their achievements
2017
Feb
Opening of Friday Friends Dementia Cafe at Whitehouse Baptist Church on 3rd Feb
Dec
Work starts on Community Garden in Castle Hill Allotments.
2018
Apr
Official opening of Community Garden at Castle Hill Allotments
Jun
First Fun Dog Show held at Castle Hill Recreation Ground
Aug
Castle Hill Community Trust takes ownership of Castle Hill Community Centre. NWIBLT contribute to the refurbishment.
2019
Jan
Whitton Youth Partnership to deliver Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme
2020
Mar
Covid response - Food Bank opens at Castle Hill Community Centre
Fresh Food Friday delivered fresh fruit and vegetables to those most in need in our community during the first lock
Aug
Friendly Bench installed at Castle Hill Community Centre for anyone to sit and chat