Theresa Mcilkenny recently became a director at Norton hall after years benefiting from the services it provides for her and her son. Here she shares her thoughts on why community run places have particular strengths… Becoming a director seemed like a natural progression, it allows us to help them understand what users expect from Norton […]
Interview at the Norton hall open day on July 11th 2010, Stevie Prior is the Norton Hall director who’s been involved in much of the negotiation over Community Asset Transfer. Here’s a sumary of her thoughts.. “Delighted to have got to this stage, it’s been an “interesting process” and very useful “learning curve” there has […]
Two Norton Hall mums, Shazia and Shabnam share their thoughts on Norton Hall, what it means to them and their families and the “new look”. This short interview is a measure of how deeply people value this community lead place.
Norton Hall open day on July 11th 2010 was a wonderful opportunity for the community to see round the new work on the building and remind themselves of why they value the place. This short film has contributions from Councillors, residents and the team at Norton Hall.
At the heart of what Norton Hall does is provide childcare for their local community. It helps the children learn and frees up parents to work or study. Here three of the staff talk about what it means to work at Norton Hall.
Karen Cheney has been the co-ordinator of the Community Asset Transfer Development Programme as part of her job as Senior Manager – Community Empowerment Projects Lead in the Neighbourhood and Communities Team of Birmingham City Council – Constituency Services. Below she talks very clearly about what the programme has achieved
Bhajan Hunjan and Said Adrus have created a work of art from nearly 60 objects given to them by the people who work in and use Norton Hall. Here Bhajan installs the work and talks about the idea.
Iftikar Karim has been involved with Asset Transfer since 2002. As a board member of Norton Hall Children and Family Centre he has helped the organisation navigate taking on a 50 year lease of their building from Birmingham City Council and then undergo a £250,00 renovation. Here he talks about the lessons he has learnt […]
The Community Asset Transfer programme has helped Norton Hall focus on it’s future. When the organisation first looked for funding it was for a more ambitious plan to change much of the building. Some parts of that plan had to be shelved, but since building work began the organisation has been looking for ways to […]
John Freeman is a local resident and board member at Norton Hall and has been involved with the organisation for over 30 years. Here he gives his view on why community asset transfer is important. Some key points: It’s always been a well used community facility The next couple of years will be challenging because […]