Welcome to the Ramsey '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 Ramsey as a result of Big Local over a ten year period.
The aim of the website is to share the learning from everything that is happening in Ramsey with other Big Local areas and highlight what works in communities with a wider audience of practitioners and policy makers.
In September 2018 The National Lottery Community Fund invited projects that have received funding through its small grants programme to say what they had achieved and how they would like to develop their project or work further. The National Lottery Community Fund, ITV and STV shortlisted five projects in each region to go forward to the public vote and Ramsey Neighbourhood Trust, the LTO for Ramsey Million was one of these. For more information please the document attached and to download the film showing how they are tackling social isolation, use the link below. https://www.thepeoplesprojects.org.uk/projects/view/connecting-our-community
Public transport is a major challenge for residents in rural Ramsey. The Big local Partnership worked with Town, District and County Councillors to collect over 1,000 signatures on a petition to Cambridgeshire County Council, and contracted a specialist to produce a report about transport provision in Ramsey Parish. Key findings pointed to Ramsey’s economic weakness and social isolation, sporadic services, slow journey times, disjointed planning and integration and expensive ticket prices. Across peak, day time and weekend services, Ramsey offers less than 25% of bus service levels compared to similar sized towns, and the level of subsidy of current routes is much lower. This article from the Ramsey Million newsletter shows how the partnership has worked to keep bus services going, and the national media coverage they have received.
This ‘Time for a Change’ event brought together residents, voluntary and community organisations and local authority officers and members who have some connection with Ramsey Million – the Big Local partnership in Ramsey. This is a summary of the discussions around: • what is changing in Ramsey, • the extent to which Ramsey Million is contributing to making a difference in the area, • how residents can drive change in their communities and the implications of this for future policy and practice.
Ramsey Million has created a photo book to document its first five years. this booklet is a summarised version of the book, illustrating through pictures what they have achieved so far.
In July 2018, Ramsey million hosted a celebration event to mark its approximate half way point. This film shows edited highlights from the evening where lots of people reported on the value of Ramsey Million to local projects.
We’re really excited to reveal our provisional plans for an extension to Ramsey Cricket Club for general community use. After 3 years of extensive research, consultation and audit of all the available community buildings in Ramsey we are delighted to report that Ramsey Million, Ramsey Neighbourhoods Trust and Ramsey Cricket Club are working together with the aim of making this building a reality.
Members of the Ramsey Million partnership discuss their progress towards the four Big Local outcomes and their hopes of leaving a legacy.
Alconbury Weald is an extensive development approx. 10miles from Ramsey. On this 1,420 acre site around 8,000 jobs will be created; 5,000 homes; 700 acres of green open space and a range of transport, energy and community the next 20 years. Ramsey Million feel it is important to create links with this project to be able to offer employment and training opportunities for our residents and young people. With this in mind Ramsey Million contributed £4,000 towards the Top Secret Project.
Alconbury Weald is a nearby development where 8,000 jobs, 5,000 homes, 700 acres of open space and a range of transport, energy and community facilities will be created over 20 years. Ramsey Million feel it is important to create links in order to offer employment and training opportunities and has contributed £4,000 towards the Top Secret Project. The Top Secret project involved 40 young people and was based in the Alconbury Weald Avionics. This film shows what happened.
a 30 minutes film which shows edited ‘highlights' of a Ramsey Million partnership meeting and in particular the process of reviewing their Community Plan, activities over the last couple of years and progress in meeting the Big Local outcomes.
Maurice Kendrick tells the story of how he has set up a community newspaper with the support of UnLtd and Ramsey Million, and the difference it has made to him and the people of Ramsey.
Local shopkeepers, business owners, residents and council staff talk about the challenges of living in the rural town of Ramsey and the difference that Ramsey Million is making to the town.
This film was shot at our Family Fun Day 2015 which preceded our 3rd annual BOSH (Bring On Summer Holidays) Playscheme for children aged between 5 and 11 years. It was an opportunity for families to meet staff and see what activities were planned.
This short film shows the difference the Big Local programme in Ramsey, Cambridgeshire, UK has made to our community. This is a 10 year lottery funded programme and we have just completed our 2nd year of spending. This community led programme aims to enable local people to make decisions about what is needed in their area.
Toddler Time sprang from a pilot project to see if there was a need for soft play in the area. The pilot was so successful that a group of parents decided to keep it going. Sustainability is achieved by a small entrance fee and selling refreshments.