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Riverside Community

Originally the Big Local area was called Grays Riverside but this name was confused with the councillors ward and lots of people thought it was something to do with the council. So we decided to change the name. After lots of suggestions the name Riverside Community was chosen, as one boundary is the river and it is all about a community. Next was a logo that could represent the area. The one that was eventually picked tries to show that lots of different communities make up the area.

Riverside Community is entirely manned by volunteers and we are always looking for new people to join us. Ideally we would like a representative from every street in the Big Local area. We want to find what is the best way to use our £1m from the Big Lottery Fund so that it makes a lasting positive difference to the community.

Latest news


Making your £1m go even further

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Research and evaluation

Additional resources: more than just the million

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New report: How councillors can empower local residents

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We’re moving! Please update your records

From Monday 21 August, the Local Trust office will move to CAN Mezzanine, 7-14 Great Dover Street, London, SE1 4YR.

We will be unable to answer the phone on Friday 18 August and Monday 21 August: during this time please email us instead,

After the move, our main telephone number will not change, it will remain 020 3588 0565.

There will be changes to the direct dial telephone numbers of some staff members.

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