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.
The 3rd FREE Ramsey community music festival 'CREATE-Fest' was another great success. Over two thousand local people (a quarter of our Big Local Area's population), spent the day together listening and watching community music/dance acts who shared the stage with professionals. Community stalls, bouncy castles and zorbs ensured there was something for everyone. The day would not have been possible without support from local businesses and volunteers from the community including first time volunteers from the new Ramsey Timebank.
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.
Members of the Ramsey Million partnership discuss their progress towards the four Big Local outcomes and their hopes of leaving a legacy.
The Promoting Ramsey Project is funded through Ramsey Million to encourage local people to understand the history of the area and tourism from visitors, thus encouraging greater footfall in Ramsey. Ann Cuthbert explains what they have been doing.
In this presentation from the London Big Local Spring Event in London (April 2016), members of Ramsey Millions describe their approach to involving young people in Big Local and the work of the CRUNCH Youth Club.
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.
On the 1st anniversary of Big Local spending in Ramey Parish we wanted to celebrate with our community the difference the project had made to local people. Debbie Ladds, Chief Executive of Local Trust wrote this blog about the event.
This booklet was circulated to all the residents in Ramsey Parish to publicise the CREATE project. Local people were encouraged to try new activities, attend clubs and CREATE-Fest.
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.