Radstock and Westfield

Radstock and Westfield

Welcome to the Radstock and Westfield 'Our Bigger Story' website. This is part of the multi media evaluation of 15 Big Local areas in England. The website is an opportunity to follow what is changing in Radstock and Westfield as a result of Big Local over a ten year period.
br/>The aim of the website is to share the learning from everything that is happening in Radstock and Westfield with other Big Local areas and highlight what works in communities with a wider audience of practitioners and policy makers.

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  • November 15, 2016 Film

    In this film partners, staff and Dragon’s Den award winners talk about the difference small grants from the Big Local are making: for the local museum, adults with a learning disability and involving young people in the Westfield Allotments Group.

  • October 20, 2016 Film

    Almost 50 years after the closure of the last pits, people in Radstock and Westfield still talk about the influence of the mining industry. This film, from Huntley Film Archives, provides useful background to the current economy of the area and how it has changed since the 1960’s.

  • July 30, 2016 Film

    Huntingdon Area Partnership identified that children and young people in Huntingdonshire are in need of opportunities which will prepare them for work in the modern world. The aim of this project was to enable young people to take the lead, plan and participate in creative activities that build employability skills especially those they need to make a job for themselves in an economy where many run their own businesses or work freelance especially in the creative industries.

  • January 1, 2016 Film

    In this short film Sarah Westell and Rob Wicke explain how Radstock and Westfield Big Local are involving young people in decision making in the Big Local area.

  • February 1, 2015 Film

    Radstock and Westfield take a slightly different approach to awarding Big Local small grants. In this short film partnership members and local residents explain how the second Dragon’s Den event works and the kind of projects that small grants are supporting.