Growing Together

Growing Together

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

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  • August 2, 2018 Film

    Growing Together Big Local works across five distinct areas. In 2017, they opened the Brookside Community Hub and a community gardening club has developed. The increased activity at the hub and the improvement to the physical environment around the hub have improved residents feelings about where they live. This short film tells the story of the community garden.

  • April 18, 2018 Film

    The Hub is a very successful community centre, funded by Growing Together. They are open three days a week and hold various activities for the local residents'. They have tea and toast mornings, Mum and tots, craft and knitting sessions, fitness classes, various surgeries with the Housing Officer, Citizans Advice Bureau and others. Along with a wealth of other information and help.

  • July 25, 2016 Film

    Foxcovert Wood was a rather neglected area, within the Growing Together area. It was used as a place to dump rubbish. After consultation with many of the local residents it was decided that it would be a good area to clear it and put some play equipment in for the younger teenagers. An opening day was held and attended by many of the local youngsters and local residents. There was a magician, face painting, cakes and drinks available. It was a very successful day.

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    June 16, 2016 Text

    A full review of the programme from was concluded at a dedicated Partnership awayday held on 29 October 2015. The Review also drew upon a Partnership Review questionnaire completed by Partnership members in May 2015 and widespread public consultation during July and August 2015 on whether projects undertaken to date addressed the top community priorities. this is the resulting plan 2016-2018.

  • August 26, 2015 Film

    More opportunities for young people came out top of the community's priority list during consultation work at the start of the Big Local programme. One of the providers commissioned by Growing Together is Change of Scene, established in 2010 with a grant from the Big Lottery Fund's Access to Nature Programme. It has been working with young people from the Growing Together estates ever since.

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    December 22, 2015 Text

    Growing Together's plan outlines Big Local’s original aspirations for the area. Against Big Local outcomes, the Plan identifies the responses to needs and priorities identified through consultations with the local community.