Who are we?
Lubbesthorpe Alive is all about helping building a healthy community. We grew out of a project started by Churches Together in Leicestershire way back in 2014. After establishing a partnership with Blaby District Council, Churches Together employed a Pioneer Community Worker to take on the task at grass roots level. Sue Steer arrived in 2016 before anyone moved in and got to know anyone who had anything to do with New Lubbesthorpe! Once the residents started to arrive Sue welcomed them with a smile and welcome bag and over time made friends. Together these friendships started community activities and events as well as a Welcome Team to continue the welcome visits.
The Community Hub officially opened in March 2018 and was located at the entrance of New Lubbesthorpe. It quickly became a catalyst for these new groups which include Little Lubbers Baby and Toddler Group, Brewed Awakening, mid-week drop in, a book club, walking and running group. Big community events began to place at Easter, Summer and Christmas. In September 2019 the Hub was moved to a new position next to the school and a partnership with the New Lubbesthorpe Primary School was created. This enabled the Baby and Toddler activities to take place in The Warren Community Centre.
The Hub then started to take on a new life with more of a welcome centre and café feel to it as well as it being available for hire and use by the local community.
Lubbesthorpe Alive was launched in August 2020 to continue the work started through the Pioneer Community Worker's role.
During the coronavirus outbreak much of our work has been about supporting those needing additional help due to the effects of the pandemic. As life begins to get back to normal we look forward to once again creating events and activities that bring our community together as well as continuing to support those who need additional help.
We are keen to work with strategic partners by developing closer relationships, joined up thinking, and a shared vision for the local community in New Lubbesthorpe. So please contact us if you would like to work with us.