Community Spirit

A huge thank you to Sharon Jones, founder of Portland Clothes Bank, who has been selling donated clothes for incredibly low prices to raise money to treat people to a meal out or a voucher to buy some fresh food for home.

She’s generously donated 20 of these £5 vouchers (to be spent at either Ian Burden’s Butchers and Deli or the Luna Lounge in Easton Shopping Centre) to ICA to distribute to our older clients across the island.

Pride Month

Congratulations to Portland’s First Youth Council for making this WONDERFUL window display ready for Pride month!

Lead designer was Isabelle Bowring

Thanks to all the Community Crafters for their efforts to date in creating all the feathers that make up the design. Excited to receive even more for Wings Stage 2!!!

Come and grab your selfie!

Calling All Crafters

Would you like to contribute to the creation of a fantastic new project?

b-side artist, Emily Tracy, is making a very special artwork celebrating 60 years of the Portland Bird Observatory and she needs some extra hands. 

No experience necessary, come and join us for a bit of chat and paper crafting. Stay as long as you like, come to one workshop or come to all!

Workshops will take place at Portland Bird Observatory and Outpost in Fortuneswell on May 19th, 20th and 21st.

Workshops FREE but please book so b-side know how many people are coming. See: b-side for more information.

Portland Community Forum


Thursday 11th May, 7pm-9pm at St Georges Primary School. Parking available.

Great line-up of speakers (Dorset Community Foundation, Dorset’s Integrated Care Board and Eden – Portland).

AND there’s cake – who could ask for anything more!

The Forum provides an opportunity for local organisations and residents to get together, network and find out about new projects, updates and opportunities.

To get added to the Forum mailing list, please email or call on 01305 823789.

Crowns For The Coronation

Huge thanks to Mayor Pete Roper for judging our  Community Crafters  Crowns for the Coronation Competition. 

Thanks also to the competition sponsors boatfolk at Portland Marina and Polly’s Petals.

There were some absolutely fantastic entries, which can be viewed in the ICA window for the next couple of days.

The winners of all three categories were as follows:

Under 10s:

  • 1st Prize – Dorothy, aged 6
  • 2nd Prize – Vinnie, aged 10
  • 3rd Prize – Eirlys, Aged 10.

11-19 yrs:

  • 1st Prize – Jack, aged 11
  • 2nd Prize – Elijah, aged 11.

18s and over:

  • 1st Prize – Tegan Powell.

Well done to everyone that entered, you all looked fabulous

Coronation Capers

A really lovely afternoon spent celebrating the Coronation with some of our fabulous older residents.

Each guest received a special Coronation pen, thanks to the generosity of Kerry and Richard Carlyle and Paisley Plant Hire.

Massive thanks also to our amazing volunteers, all of whom worked their red, white and blue socks off.

What a lovely way to kick start the Coronation.