Blackthorn Good Neighbours is a registered charity community organisation, and we work with local people to improve lives and help develop services to meet local needs.
Our work is based in Blackthorn - from the Community Centre and the BGN Family Centre (the former Pig and Whistle Pub) but we support groups and run services and events in a wider area including Goldings, Lings and Lumbertubs.
Currently we run:
* The BGN Nursery -
for 2, 3 and 4 year olds (Look on the Nursery page for more details)
* Play Scheme and holiday club for children aged between 4-12 years
Groups for local people -look on facebook for up to date information or pop into the Family Centre for more information
* The Community Centre -
Blackthorn Children's Centre is run from this building Monday to Friday 8.30 - 5pm.
- This is now run by Action for Children. For more information please call 01604 413504 or visit: ActionForChildren
At other times it is available to hire or to attend the variety of groups which go on there.
* Youth Groups -
working with Free2Talk (another local organisation) we run youth groups every Monday 4.30 - 6pm for 8-12 year olds and 6.30 - 8.30pm for over 12s. Everyone is welcome just to come down on a Monday to find out more. (The groups usually run in term time only.)
* Breakfast club -
run in partnership with Action for Children in the community centre this group runs every Monday from 9am - 10.30 am. All welcome to join us for tea and toast and occasional bacon sandwiches!
BGN aims to run a variety of open access community events - please see the 'What's on' page for a list of events coming up.
BGN is always looking for volunteers to help run groups and services and to help in the running of the buildings (eg. gardening, decorating). If you would like t help out please contact Chloe on 01604 411166.