Welcome to the 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 Westfield 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 Westfield with other Big Local areas and highlight what works in communities with a wider audience of practitioners and policy makers.
The Department of Town and Regional Planning’s Community Engagement Initiative was launched in October 2013 and involves staff and students working with residents in Westfield, a disadvantaged community in South-East Sheffield, to help them plan a sustainable future for their local area.
The Westfield Big Local Interim Plan presents the partnership’s key actions for the period 2015-18. Building on the Community Profile priorities include the development of a community hub. Opportunities for adult education, play-schemes (5-12 year olds), advice work and developing a calendar of community events.
The Community Profile of Westfield describes the local communities and their priorities for future action by the Big Local partnership. These include focusing on: spaces and activities for socialising, environmental improvements. Enhanced education and employment opportunities, community safety and health and wellbeing.