Surrounding Lings Wood

    is a community run website giving information about what's happening in the area

    BGN (formerly Blackthorn Good Neighbours)

    BGN run the community centre and the Sure Start Children's Centre near to the Blackthorn shops and support the community across the whole of the Growing Together area, not just in Blackthorn. (That's why the named has changed).  As Growing Together's Locally Trusted Organisation, they also provide us with practical support such as financial management and being the legal employer of our staff.