Newlands Community Association (NCA) began its life in 1996 when it was established as a focal point for the many local community groups in the Newlands area. NCA was a member of the steering group with successfully bid for SRB funding for the period 1997 to 2004. The funding was administered during this time by the Newlands Partnership Board (NPB).
The NPB felt that it was essential to invest in major assets which would provide long term income to be available to the Newlands community after the life of the SRB fund. In 2004 Newlands Community Association was designated to continue the work of the NPB.
NCA Charity has a wholly owned subsidiary – Newlands Community Association (Trading) Ltd and this enables the Charity to trade. NCA (Trading) is a registered company and limited by guarantee.
NCA (Trading) Ltd owns and manages Inspire Business Park. Additionally, the company has developed sites locally which generate income. Profit from Trading is gifted back to the Charity.
Additional sites are:
- Rockwell Medical Centre
- Rockwell Pharmacy
- Eccleshill Hospital Site – this site is leased to NHS Properties Ltd
- Sue Hodgson, Chief Officer
- Pauline Bland, Engagement & Development Manager
- Ann Rawson, Front of House
- Julie Morrison, Receptionist
- Jackie Whittaker, Cleaner
- Teresa Murtagh, Caretaker