"Since Karen Chapple's appointment as Youth Skills Manager, she has worked tremendously hard to build good relationships with colleges and businesses in Haverhill enabling us to exceed our target of helping Haverhill businesses create 10 new Apprenticeships in the town far sooner than we expected. This is fantastic news for young people in Haverhill and shows what we can do by working together, a key aim of ONE Haverhill.

"Now we have seen what can be achieved by creating closer links between businesses, colleges and other partners we want to create more Apprenticeship places which is why we are launching our Keep Local Young Talent in Haverhill campaign."

Sarah Howard
Chair - ONE Haverhill Board and Suffolk Chamber of Commerce representative

If you are an employer or a young person who would like further details on apprenticeship opportunities in Haverhill or the Government's apprenticeship grant contact Youth Skills Manager Karen Chapple for an informal chat on 07877 142000 or email youthskillsmanager@onehaverhill.co.uk

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7 October 2014

ONE Haverhill will hold the first of its new annual public forums at Samuel Ward Academy on Wednesday 22 October.

The forum will be an opportunity for members of the public to learn more about ONE Haverhill and the partnership's Haverhill Community Budget achievements to date.

Visitors will also be able to hear more about ONE Haverhill's work programme for the year ahead including its involvement in the Haverhill Master Plan and how plans are progressing for a new youth hub in the town.

The Forum takes place between 6.30pm and 8.30pm and will also be filmed to be broadcast on ONE Haverhill's youtube channel after the meeting https://www.youtube.com/user/ONEHaverhill

Residents urged to have their say

Community Grant Funding available

17 January 2014

Haverhill community groups and organisations are invited to submit applications for up to £5,000 in grant funding for projects that will be of benefit to Haverhill.

Groups and organisations can apply for up to £5,000 from a special grant pot, made available to ONE Haverhill by St Edmundsbury Borough Council. The deadline for application is Monday 3 March 2014 at 10.00am.

(Please note: Applications are now closed)

Chance for Haverhill Groups to receive up to £5,000

Growing number of Apprenticeships

4 March 2014

Fifteen new Apprenticeships have been created in Haverhill thanks to a new scheme by ONE Haverhill, it was announced today during National Apprenticeship Week.

ONE Haverhill announced it had exceeded its original target for the creation of 10 new Apprenticeship places in the town in just six months and the success of the initiative has now inspired a new Keep Local Young Talent in Haverhill campaign to create even more.

Working with businesses to help facilitate more Apprenticeship opportunities for Haverhill youngsters was one of the key aims of ONE Haverhill's Community Budget Plan launched last year. The Haverhill Community Budget set out to achieve change for the town initially in two areas - better opportunities for our young people and improving the physical environment in the town, all priorities decided on by extensive community engagement with local residents.

More Apprenticeships created thanks to Community Budget Scheme

ONE Haverhill praised at government event

11 March 2014

ONE Haverhill joined Communities Minister Stephen Williams MP and representatives from local government and community organisations across the UK to launch the Our Place Community Champions Network.

Haverhill was chosen by the Government as one of just 12 areas in the UK to pilot a new way of giving local communities more say in the way budgets are spent. The Haverhill Community Budget Plan was launched in June last year with projects to improve opportunities for young people and the physical environment in the town.

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Our Place Community Ambassadors scheme launched

Haverhill youngsters hear about life in the Army

1 April 2014

Sgt Mark Graham visited the town to show youngsters how the British Army offered careers in a variety of fields, including engineering, police work, driving, catering and communications.

ONE Haverhill's Youth Skills Manager Karen Chapple organised the event for 15-24 year olds who were keen on finding out more about what the British Army does and the many career opportunities that are available.

Thirty young people attended and there were lots of questions after the presentation.

15-24yr olds learn more about careers available

Overwhelming support for Youth Hub

17 April 2014

A survey conducted by ONE Haverhill's Youth Skills Manager has revealed overwhelming support from young people for a youth hub and services in the town.

One hundred and seventy young people aged ten and over have now completed a survey to find out in more detail what services and activities they would like to see run from the youth hub. Haverhill Youth Skills Manager Karen Chapple has also been meeting with young people to discuss the project.

Arts projects, training for new skills, advice & guidance, music jamming and pool were among the activities young people would most like to see at the hub.

Crime, drugs, lack of job opportunities, graffiti, bullying and a lack of activities in Haverhill were listed as the issues that most concerned young people who completed the survey.

Young people express their support in survey

£9,770 awarded to help Haverhill projects

7 April 2014

Community groups and organisations in Haverhill that needed funding towards projects which improve the quality of life for people in the town were invited to submit their applications for a ONE Haverhill grant.

Groups could apply for up to £5,000 from a special grant pot, made available to ONE Haverhill by St Edmundsbury Borough Council, to fund projects that are complimentary to the Haverhill Community Budget Plan priorities. This is the fourth round of grants ONE Haverhill has awarded since 2012.

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Grant funding awarded by ONE Haverhill for Community projects

Groups supporting older people in Haverhill merge

17 June 2014

ONE Haverhill has achieved its aim to bring together organisations working to help and support older people in the town with the merger of the town's Old People's Forum and Age UK Suffolk's Haverhill Older People's Action Group.

In 2011, ONE Haverhill took responsibility for the town's Older People's Forum when its Chairman retired.

At this time, there were several different groups in the town working on projects for older people that were duplicating effort. One of ONE Haverhill's aims was to bring these groups together around a table and discuss how duplication could be avoided to help organisations further achieve their aims and help older people.

Having set up regular meetings with local organisations working to help and support older people, the project has now taken one step further to eradicate duplication with the merger of Haverhill Older People's Forum with Age UK Suffolk's new Haverhill Older People's Action Group.

Haverhill Older People's Action Group's key aim will be to facilitate more support and activity for older people in the town.

Local support groups merge to remove duplication

15 May 2014

ONE Haverhill's new Community Ambassadors - volunteer members of the community who want to do more to help the town become a better place to live, are appealing for others to join them.

Following an appeal in the local media, volunteers have come forward to take part in the scheme which sees each participant taking responsibility for a certain area of Haverhill in order to report issues such as broken street lights, pot holes and broken public fences, signage and pavements.

The scheme is run and supported by Community Action Suffolk and the Ambassadors are able to carry out minor repairs where they want and are able to, supported by St Edmundsbury and Forest Heath Volunteer Field Officer Elaine Hewes and with equipment provided by Suffolk County Council.

If you would like to register to become a community ambassador just email Elaine Hewes at elaine.hewes@communityactionsuffolk.org.uk. You will need to complete a short form to register and then can discuss which area you would like to look after. The area can be as small or as large as you are able to help with.

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Our Place Champions Network update

September 2014

Click through to read the Our Place Champions Newsletter and an introduction from the Chair.

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10 October 2014

Haverhill Community Ambassadors are holding a litter pick event at Haverhill Skate Park area in Howe Road on Saturday 25 October from 10am to 11.30am.

The Community Ambassadors are appealing for members of the public who are willing to just give an hour and a half to come along and help out, litter pickers, gloves and hi-vis vests will be provided.

The Community Ambassadors Scheme was launched in February following the consultation on the Haverhill Community Budget Plan, during which members of the public told ONE Haverhill that they wanted to be able to do more to help keep their local community maintained.

For further information on becoming a Haverhill Community Ambassador or on the litter pick contact Elaine Hewes at Community Action Suffolk on 01440 708444

Haverhill community litter pick

Do you have a spare hour to help the community litter pick?

10 October 2014

The success of ONE Haverhill's Apprenticeships Campaign, which has created more then 50 apprenticeship places for the town's young people, will continue to be funded by Jobcentre Plus, it was announced today.

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Jobcentre Plus announces new funding

ONE Haverhill Apprenticeships Campaign to receive further funding

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ONE Haverhill has appointed its new Youth Skills Manager to take forward the youth services aspect of the Haverhill Community Budget Plan.

3 September 2014

In June, ONE Haverhill unveiled plans as part of the Haverhill Community Budget for a unique youth project for the town which has been made possible by the collaboration between local authorities, businesses, education, and other partners.

What started as a reasonably modest aim of creating an additional 10 apprenticeship posts in the town over the next year has developed into a plan to open a "One Stop Shop" for the young people of Haverhill incorporating career development, youth leisure activities and access to youth services.

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Youth Skills Manager now in post

ONE Haverhill triples town Apprenticeships

22 August 2014

ONE Haverhill has more than tripled the number of apprenticeship places available in companies in and around Haverhill in just four months.

In March, the partnership announced that its Youth Skills Manager Karen Chapple had worked with local companies to set up 15 new apprentices in the town as part of its Keep Local Young Talent in Haverhill campaign. Now, in just four months since that announcement it has created 36 more, a total this year of 51.

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In total 51 new apprenticeship places have been created in the local area for Haverhill youngsters and 32 positions filled in just 1 year

Burton End Litter Pick

9 June 2014

Armed with litter pickers, gloves and other equipment the team helped to fill numerous bags with rubbish collected in the area from the rugby club, duck pond, park and surrounding areas.

The Community Ambassadors Scheme was launched in February following the consultation on the Haverhill Community Budget Plan, during which members of the public told ONE Haverhill that they wanted to be able to do more to help keep their local community maintained.

Following an appeal in the local media, volunteers have come forward to take part in the scheme which sees each participant taking responsibility for a certain area of Haverhill in order to report issues such as broken street lights, pot holes and broken public fences, signage and pavements.

For further information on becoming a Haverhill Community Ambassador contact Elaine Hewes at Community Action Suffolk on 01440 708444.

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