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

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  • July 14, 2018 Film

    Over 700 people flocked to the “Big Local on Ice" event at Wreyfield Drive Methodist Church on Saturday 14 July! It was an amazing day and members of the Barrowcliff Big Local Partnership were overwhelmed with the support from local residents and visitors to the area! Families enjoyed a variety of fun activities from bouncy castles, crafts, local stalls, refreshments, and of course, the highlight of the day - ice skating on a blazing hot summer’s day! The support and commitment from partner organisations and volunteers both in the event planning stages and on the day was second to none!! It couldn't have happened without this united community-led approach!

  • November 4, 2016 Film

    Bill, vice chair of Barrowcliff Big Local talks in this short film about Barrowcliff: the best bits, the hard bits and the doing the bits others can't do.

  • September 26, 2016 Film

    Barrowcliff Steering Group (Barrowcliff Partnership) members discuss how they are identifying and meeting local needs, how they engage people, work with others, deal with local expectations and are making a difference to Barrowcliff. The film illustrates how residents are working as a team with social landlords, council officers and others to try to better the estate through involving residents in generating ideas and from research and employment opportunities, to intake at the school, to OAP di

  • May 19, 2016 Film

    In this film, made by Scarborough TV News, local residents talk about what the Play Park in Barrowcliff means to them one year after opening.

  • May 18, 2016 Film

    In this film, Made by Scarborough TV News, Cllr Bill Chatt from the Barrowcliff Big Local partnership talks about using sport to involve young people around the partnership’s Annual General meeting. He also talks about plans for the future, including developing employment support opportunities for local residents.

  • September 28, 2015 Film

    In this film the Partnership and local residents reflect on the development, and celebrate the opening of, of Barrowcliff Play Park.

  • August 29, 2015 Film

    In this film Cheryl Mann talks about her Star People Award and her involvement with Barrowcliff Big Local. Cherlyl also talks about how Big Local works and the difference it is making in the community.

  • August 28, 2015 Film

    Barrowcliff Big Local’s major project has been to transform land at the centre of the estate into a children’s play park This has become not only a focus for play activities but offers a space where people can come together and meet. This film records the development of the park – from open land to the celebration of the play park’s opening.

  • May 23, 2015 Film

    After months of work the new Barrowcliff Park is open! Scarborough TV News went along to the grand opening to get the reaction of the people involved, and most importantly what the Children thought of their new play area.

  • May 22, 2015 Film

    Big Local’s major project has been to transform land at the center of the estate into a children’s play park.

  • May 13, 2015 Film

    This records in photos and on film the official opening of Barrowcliff Play Park on 13th May 2105.