Welcome to the Northfleet North '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 Northfleet North 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 Northfleet North with other Big Local areas and highlight what works in communities with a wider audience of practitioners and policy makers.
After local consultations, North Northfleet agreed a refreshed plan for year 3 in February 2016. This identifies the continuation of funding for projects addressing unemployment locally, (including the No Walls Garden ‘Shed’ training initiative0 and ongoing support for community groups to access venues free of charge. New initiatives include the Community Café, a new initiatives fund and promoting access to four community halls in the area.
North Northfleet’s Plan outlines Big Local’s aspirations for the area. Against Big Local outcomes, the Plan identifies the response to needs identified by the local community. These include training and advice for access to employment, developing young people’s voice, environmental improvements and activities to build community cohesion. The plan also highlights two major initiatives that will have an impact on North Northfleet: the development of Ebbsfleet Garden City and Paramount.