Welcome to the Grassland Hasmoor '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 Grassland Hasmoor 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 Grassland Hasmoor with other Big Local areas and highlight what works in communities with a wider audience of practitioners and policy makers.
You can visit our website at: http://www.grasslandhasmoor.co.uk/
This is a film of Grassland Hasmoor Big Local's Open Forum in March 2019. The Open Forum includes elections to the partnership - GHBL has a healthy turnover of residents and the film provides a opportunity to hear why those seeking election wish to be involved. The Open Forum also includes a participatory grants process and reports on how money has been used to benefit residents over the previous year.
The Open Forum is an annual event where achievements of the last are shared, people can vote on how grants are distributed and new partnership members are elected. In this film, people at the event share what they know about GHBL, the kinds of things going on in the area, and why some of them wanted to get more involved.
In February 2018 Grassland Hasmoor Big Local launched its second community profile of Grassmoor and Hasland, North Derbyshire. In addition to updating local demographic information the profile outlines Big Local's progress to date and summarises feedback from residents on their future aspirations. The forward plan is presented under two themes - PEOPLE ( children and young people, working families and senior citizens) and PLACES (green and open spaces, living environment and community facilities).
Each year, GHBL produces a photo-book which illustrate its activities and how it is contributing to making the area an even better place to live. This is the Year Book for 2017.
A film showing the Pit Stop Diner which provides a meal made from surplus food for the local community. The Big Local chair, local residents and partner agencies, talk about how Big Local is making a difference. People in the film highlight how residents are making change and their long term strategy to engage local communities and change mindsets and local authority ways of working.
Each year, GHBL produces a photo-book which illustrate its activities and how it is contributing to making the area an even better place to live. This is the Year Book for 2016.
Members of Grassland Hasmoor Big Local partnership discuss how they have identified needs in their area, made a difference to local needs and are working to make the villages of Grassland and Hasmoor even better places to live.
In this film members of the Grassland and Hasmoor Green and Open Spaces Working Group talk about their plans for environmental improvements in the Grassland and Hasmoor Big Local area. They talk also about using environmental strategies to bring the two villages together and raise the profile of Big Local.
The Grassland Hasmoor Big Local Green and Open Spaces group shows what can be achieved though local passion for the area, some voluntary effort and building a relationship with decision makers.
Grassland Hasmoor Big Local is dual centred project based on Hasland, a suburb of Chesterfield and Grassmoor, a village in Derbyshire. Grassmoor has a Community Centre, Hasland does not. We had to find somewhere we could adapt to our purposes. We needed an office and a meeting room. We found what we wanted, the rental agreement was signed on 21st July. Renovation, cleaning and furnishing done, the Hasland Hub opened on 17th October. The ribbon was cut by GHBL Chairman Mr. Stephen Wright.