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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  • October 13, 2018 Film

    Radstock and Westfield Big Local have been working with Hope House Surgery, Radstock, to identify the health and wellbeing needs of the local community. In this film, Hope House Surgery talk about the changing demographic of Radstock and increasing issues related to diabetes and childhood obesity. Ambitious plans are described in terms of tacking these issues with Big Local and other partners. In addition, Big Local has been using small grants, awarded through Dragons Den events, to groups promoting health and wellbeing in the area.

  • 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.

  • 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.