Three Parishes

Three Parishes

Welcome to the Three Parishes '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 Three Parishes 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 Revoe Blackpool with other Big Local areas and highlight what works in communities with a wider audience of practitioners and policy makers.

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  • September 18, 2019 Film

    This film uses material from the Three Parishes Big Local community plan review at Henlle Park Golf Club on 14th March and the community ‘Big Try Day’ in St Martins on 11th May 2019. It explores the way in which the Three Parishes Big Local is developing networks and skills to bring communities and small businesses together across St. Martins, Gabowen and Weston Rhyn to create change.

  • April 30, 2019 Film

    Three Parishes Big Local recently gave a grant towards start up costs for Walking Football for 12 weeks. Coaches from The New Saints Community Foundation will run the sessions and men and women are invited to come along to the weekly sessions.

  • December 15, 2018 Film

    St Martins FC play in the Hallmark Security League, Division One South. The Club applied to Three Parishes Big Local for a grant towards the cost of a video camera and a software licence to enable them to film and analyse all their games. They use the film footage and software to analyse game play and develop their coaching strategy. They also share highlights from the film footage on their website and facebook pages, enabling them to keep in touch with their supporters. This is particularly important as they had to move their home ground to a location 4 miles away from St Martins' village a couple of years ago and they want to keep local people keen on following the club.

  • July 7, 2018 Film

    Three Parishes Big Local organised a ‘Have a Go’ day on Saturday 7th July at St Martins School. The idea of the day was to provide local children and families to take part in a range of physical activities (from archery to swimming) free of charge. The day was also an opportunity for local projects which have been supported by Three Parishes Big Local to showcase their services and activities and to raise the community’s awareness of the Big Local programme. A major theme for participants in this film was the way in which Big Local is helping to build new initiatives in the area, network new and existing groups and build a stronger sense of community in, and across, St Martins, Gobowen and Weston Rhyn.

  • May 17, 2018 Film

    3PBL Media Rep Glenn speaking to Susie Hancock Shropshire NHS about Diabetes Awareness training. Interview took place before the majority ofattendees arrived in St Martins Centre.

  • November 26, 2017 Film

    3PBL Vice Chair Pat McGuinnness presents an awards folder to Steve Cooper, Manager of Gobowen Youth FC. The 3PBL Grant enabled GY FC to purchase two sets of goalposts for the sports field which they rent from Derwen College, Gobowen. Voice-over is 3PBL media rep Glenn Pennington speaking to Steve.

  • October 18, 2017 Film

    A Member of the 3PBL talks with a manager and a student of Derwen College which works with young people who have a learning disability about the difference a grant for tree planting at the College is making for students.

  • September 28, 2017 Film

    Ladies of Weston Rhyn Gardening Club speak to media rep of 3PBL.

  • May 1, 2017 Film

    Members of the 3PBL talk with a representative of the New Saints F.C. Community Foundation about how they will be using a small grant to extend sport and leisure coaching and activities across the Three Parishes during the summer.

  • March 23, 2017 Film

    Grant to enable band buy more equipment.

  • March 7, 2017 Film

    All Saints Church in Gobowen, one of two villages in Three Parishes Big Local, holds a bi-annual Christmas Tree Festival. Local community organisations decorate themed trees that are displayed in the church to be enjoyed by local people over the Christmas period.

  • March 4, 2017 Film

    3PBL enable St John's install WifFi for benefit of local community.

  • September 7, 2016 Film

    3PBL gave a grant to buy some equipment as well as did various sponsors. From an idea to completion in reality took just several years. Truly a communal and social enterprise.

  • June 28, 2016 Film

    In this film residents in the Three Parishes talk about how small grants from Big Local have helped develop seven community projects: support and training for adults with a learning disability, three environmental improvements, a school based savings club, a 'Men in Sheds initiative ' to address isolation and the junior Rainbows.

  • May 14, 2016 Film

    We brought together grant beneficiaries, some local organisations, folks who use the School, for social networking and promotion of Big Local. Head of School gave a good interview, very informative and co-operative, so this video looks briefly at the Celebration and her interview.

  • January 23, 2016 Film

    This film records the Three Parishes ‘Big Chat’ event. This was a consultation day with local residents across the Three Parishes to review progress against the original Big Local Plan and inform developments in the future. It captures the views of local residents as well as those of projects supported through the partnership.

  • September 12, 2015 Film

    In this film, Three Parishes Partnership Board members and local residents talk about what Big Local means to them and how the three Parishes are working together. It is a record of the Village Shows in Western Rhyn and St. Martin’s which were held to promote Big Local and local talent more generally – as well as illustrate how three areas are working together and some of the challenges this involves.