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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Timeline

  • 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.

  • May 17, 2016 Photo

    We are the proud owners of the new tiered seating in Victoria Hall, purchased in partnership with Sue Hill Dance Ltd. This is another example of how Big Local is helping to enhance the Radstock and Westfield area, making it a better place to live, visit and enjoy. This seating will help create a professional auditorium for performances, cinema, lectures and community events.

  • May 17, 2016 Photo

    The Radstock and Westfield Big Local Partnership meeting, held on 1st March at Radstock Working Mens Club, was an opportunity for everyone to celebrate the successes and learning of year 1 and usher in the new dawn of year 2. On the breeze of spring comes year 2. In the meeting we explained about the application process to our Big Fund, and encouraged organisations to speak with us about applying for funding. We welcome applications at any time and have two able and willing workers who are lo

  • June 6, 2016 Audio

    In these interviews from Somers Vale Community Radio, local community projects in Radstock and Westfield describe the difference that small grants awarded at the Radstock and Westfield Big Local’s Dragon’s Den event in February 2015 are making. These include Mencap and Swallow’s work with young people with a learning disability and the play bus offering mobile play opportunities across the area.

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    May 23, 2016 Text

    The Radstock and Westfield Big Local Plan was approved in February 2015. This covers the period from 2014 to 2017 and lays out the partnerships goals in improving transport links, developing local businesses,life-long learning opportunities, involving local residents and young people as well as environmental improvements in the Big Local area.

  • June 6, 2016 Audio

    This is a short interview for Somers Vale Radio between Rob Wicke (Radstock and Westfield Big Local) and Ev Robinson. Ev, with the support of a small grant from Radstock and Westfield’s ‘Dragon’s Den small grants scheme, set up Dial and Smile – a befriending service for isolated older people in the community.