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.
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!
Barrowcliff Big Local Pan Review. This report was prepared by the Big Local Rep and based on a Review Workshop with Steering Group members and partners. It summarises the achievements of the Partnership between 2016-2018 and will help to inform the next Barrowcliff Big Local Plan.
A review of digital inclusion, internet access and facilities across the Barrowcliff Big Local area.
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.
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
This is the second Barrowcliff Big Local Plan to be approved which covers the period August 2016 to July 2018 and is based on residents' wishes for their area. The Plan follows on nicely from the first Plan by developing projects under similar themes such as the environment, job creation and healthy living.
Barrowcliff Big Local Steering Group were nominated for two awards and we ended up with the main one of the evening for our jobs opportunities and community work in the area, Photo shows Barrowcliff Big Local and Local trust representatives
This report, prepared by the Big Local Rep for Barrowcliff and based on a Review Workshop, a Partnership Steering Group meeting and project reports, summarises the Achievements of Barrowcliff Big Local over 2014-2015 and records progress against the outcomes included in the original Big Local Plan.
In this film the Partnership and local residents reflect on the development, and celebrate the opening of, of Barrowcliff Play Park.
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.
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.
Big Local’s major project has been to transform land at the center of the estate into a children’s play park.
A local beauty spot in Barrowcliff.
The original Big Local Plan details residents ambitions for Barrowcliff. It provides a detailed work programme for the first 2 years and covers the themes of parks and play areas, health, jobs and community safety.