Hillfields Family and Community Trust believe that working together to organise local activities and empower local people, will strengthen Hillfields so it's a great place to live, visit and work.
In response to a community consultation the old youth centre building is now open as a much needed Community Hub, providing activities and meeting space for local people. Costs of hiring the
HILLFIELDS PARK COMMUNITY LED HOUSING PROJECT
Hillfields Family & Community Trust has secured £75,000 pre-development costs towards building 10 homes to the side of the Community Hub
CHOOSE THE ARCHITECT EVENT
Hillfields Family & Community Trust (HF&CT) invite you to choose the design for the first houses to be built by the community for the community!
From 11am - 2pm on Sunday 5th April at Hillfields Community Hub just off Thicket Avenue
There will be a live exhibition that showcasing four architects that have been shortlisted to design the first homes to be built by the community, for the community in Hillfields.
We are all keen to ensure that whatever houses are designed and built, will be meet the wishes and needs of the future residents and fit with the neighbourhood long into the future. Everyone will have the opportunity to speak to each of the architect teams and then invited to vote on which architect they would like appointed to design the new housing.
There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and give further feedback.
For more details, if you have any questions or would like to get involved, please get in touch with Leah or Jan on
We look forward to meeting you.
GROUPS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AT THE HUB
Hillfields remains committed to its roots as a youth centre and sessions run every evening for young people aged 8 to 25 provided by organisations such a Creative Youth Network and Wicketz in addition to specialist groups for young people with a disability such as WECIL.
Young people at Hillfields are supported by Creative Youth Network to organise their own events. Activities include Cooking, DJing, arts, discussions or debates.
Wecil ensure that young people are supported to develop skills to help them live more independently and make informed choices in a fun, safe and welcoming environment. Activities may include games, sports, arts & crafts, shopping, cooking, socialising with friends and day trips.
PLAYING OUT MAPLE AVENUE
Every 2nd Tuesday of the month from 4-5pm Maple Avenue is closed to traffic so that children can play safely on the road and residents can meet up with their neighbours. Play is vital for children's physical and emotional development and for their social learning and the street is a blank canvas that promotes truly child-led free play, providing important benefits over structured, organised activities
LOW COST THERAPY SERVICE
Hillfields Family and Community Trust provide a low cost, one-to-one, therapeutic counselling service. We welcome anyone who has experienced parenting at an early age (under 25) no matter what your current age. We also welcome adults whose parents were under the age of 25 at the time of their birth or parents whose children became young parents themselves.