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Motiv8 delivers arts, culture, sports and physical activities which give the opportunity for 5-12 year olds to participate in healthy activities outside of the home during the school holidays. 

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Hinkler Academies Trust (HAT)

The Hinkler Academies Trust (HAT), which includes Hightown Primary and Kanes Hill Primary Schools, has now been up and running officially since September 2013.

Many people from the community, as well as within the schools, have been working behind the scenes for a number of years to get this exciting initiative off the ground. As you can imagine, there were several hoops to jump through and mountains of paperwork to complete before we got the go ahead. I’m glad to say we managed it, because we could prove that we had the children’s best interests at heart, alongside the experience and expertise to lead the schools effectively.

Thornhill Community Association



Thornhill Community Association run a drop in advice service 3 mornings a week (9.30am-12noon Monday,
Tuesday & Thursday) at the Hightown Centre. SARC benefit and employment advice service operates a satellite service on Thursday 10am-12 noon, also Councillor Simon Letts holds his surgery on the 1st Tuesday of every month.
For information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 023 8040 5728.

Bitterne Ward Funding Panel

The Bitterne Ward panel will support the Community Development Foundation to achieve its aims and Objectives, by supporting local ward projects and promoting a sense of ownership not only of the problems but of the local opportunities and recourses within the ward. It will also promote the start-up of new groups as well as revitalise existing groups. 


History of PYL

In April 2001 Thornhill successfully secured £48.7 million of Government funding through the New Deal for Communities programme to regenerate the area under five key themes; Health, Education, Employment, Crime and the Living Environment.


In the 10 years that followed, the community of Thornhill were the recipients of many initiatives, targeted at social economic regeneration as well as regenerating the built environment. Much has changed in Thornhill for the better, crime rates have reduced, resident's health has improved, and educational attainment has gone up. However one area that still remains stubborn, with the current climate not helping is social economic inactivity (worklessness). There are still high percentages of families in Thornhill dependant on the benefits system. Much of this can be attributed to ill mental/physical health.


In the early days of the New Deal for Communities Programme (Thornhill Plus You), Government recommended that a succession strategy for the end of the 10 year programme be put in place. The purpose of this was to ensure the continued regeneration and benefit to the community of Thornhill. Plus You Limited a Limited Charity is the vehicle that will deliver the succession strategy, continuing to ensure that Thornhill goes from strength to strength.

Our Board Members


Sandra Jordan Paul Whitmore Kris Holland

Sandra Jordan

Resident Board Chair

Paul Whitmore

Resident Board Vice Chair

Kris Holland

Resident Director










   JudyClements  Trixie Neilson


 Judy Clements

Resident Director

 Trixie Neilson

Resident Director



Bob White  Gary King


Bob White

Resident Director

 Gary King

Resident Director


Our Staff Team

 Our Staff Team:

  debbie king  

Debbie King MBE

Chief Executive

 Amanda Savage  Mike Allott  Barry Foote

Amanda Savage

Community Coordinator

Mike Allott

Community Coordinator

Barry Foote






About PYL

 Hello and thank you for taking the time to visit our website, we hope you will enjoy it, your feedback would be appreciated.


We thought you might like to know about us...

Plus You Limited is a Company Limited by Guarantee and we are also a Registered Charity. We were formed in 2009 and began trading in January 2010.

The focus of our Charity is to continue local regeneration and offer the community of Thornhill the benefit of our expertise. We work to our vision statement which says

'Plus You Limited is a charitable company working for the people of Thornhill. Our primary aim is to continue local regeneration by helping people to help themselves. To achieve this, we will value and listen to our residents and build successful relationships with partner organisations'


We have a small Staff Team and are governed by a Board Members based within the community, further details about the Staff team and Board members can be found ?


Our main income stream is via rental income from our portfolio of properties and land which we own, these include the Commercial Units at Hinkler Place, Hinkler Community Centre (due to be completed Summer 2012), Hightown Community Centre and land at the Eastpoint Centre. This income stream supports the day to day running of the Charity and the delivery of regeneration projects.

We also work hard to secure funding for different projects which benefit the Thornhill Community examples of these are Motiv8 and Thornhill STEPS Project which you can find out more by clicking on the links.



We are always looking for new ways to work with the Thornhill Community, if you would like our support in anyway at all please get in touch.

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Thornhill Community Voices


THORNHILL COMMUNITY VOICES meet once a month at the Hightown Centre, this is a joint Resident/Agency group. Dealing with any issue that affects residents in the Thornhill community. The group has representatives from Southampton City Council and other Agencies working in Thornhill.

At present they are working on an information booklet to assist Thornhill residents in understanding the changes to the welfare benefit system.

For information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 023 8040 5728

Friends of Hinkler Green

HinklerGreen planeFRIENDS OF HINKLER GREEN March saw a new addition to Hinkler Green, a replica propeller of the Avro Avian, which is the plane Bert Hinkler flew to Bundeberg, Australia in 1928. Funded by the Friends of Hinkler Green the replica propeller now takes pride of place on the green.

The monument will be officially unveiled later in the year.

For information e-mail Duncan House This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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