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In early February 2021, we announced that we were signing up for the government’s Kickstart programme to support local young people in finding work and gaining useful work experience. Our Chief Executive Graham Fisher tells us more about why supporting young people is more important than ever and how other Letchworth businesses can play their part.
This week is national Trustees’ Week, an annual event which showcases the great work that trustees do. It also highlights opportunities for people from all walks of life to get involved and make a difference. Pam Burn gives us insight into being a trustee.
One day into lockdown, Khoi Khoi Bar and Vino completely transformed its operational strategy so that it could continue serving the local community. Read more about how owner Herbie has taken the business to new heights.
Our Chief Executive, Graham Fisher, explains more about the long term impact on the Foundation, whilst trying to respond positively to challenges, build stronger relationships and being creative in coming up with solutions.
The brewery is co-owned by Holly-Anne Rolfe and husband Nick. “We love Letchworth because it’s got such a lovely community atmosphere. It’s a friendly, leafy and unique place to live and run a business,” said Holly.
Vegan eatery Vutie Beets is managed by Harry Williams, who owns the company jointly with Paul Cranwell. They took over the thriving business in November 2019, and explain how they have changed their entire business model as a result of COVID-19.
Our Heritage Advice Service (HAS) offers guidance and support to Letchworth homeowners who wish to make alterations to their homes. Claire Pudney, our HAS manager, explains how we manage and maintain the original principles of the garden city.
Since March, all our venues have closed, and a lot of our services have stopped running. Graham Fisher, our CEO, updates us on the extent of our financial losses and how we have had to make some very difficult decisions.
Every June we share an update with the community on our financial performance from the previous year, along with an overview of the impact of our work. Matthew Peak, our Finance Director, talks us through it.
We support, fund and deliver activities to meet our charitable commitments for the benefit of our local communities. We promote aspects of life in Letchworth including environment, heritage, education, leisure, charities and charitable activities for the local community.