Radstock and Westfield

Radstock and Westfield

Welcome to the Radstock and Westfield '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 Radstock and Westfield as a result of Big Local over a ten year period.
br/>The aim of the website is to share the learning from everything that is happening in Radstock and Westfield with other Big Local areas and highlight what works in communities with a wider audience of practitioners and policy makers.

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TIMELINE

  • Boxing Club Floored By Dragons’ Den Win!
    January 8, 2019      Photo
    The Norton Radstock Amateur Boxing Club were amongst the winners of our Dragons' Den 6, held by the community, for the community in April 2018. They gave a good pitch, asking for support towards re-flooring the club which would help them to make it a better and safer place for it's users. They recently got in touch to tell us why they're doing what they're doing and what the impact of the funding has been: Radstock and Westfield have a long proud history of amateur boxing which sadly declined from the late 1980’s, our Club wants to continue to build on the areas boxing history and give young people both male and female the chance to try boxing for themselves and hopefully represent the Club the area and possibly their country in... 
  • Launch of Plan 2 – 2019 to 2022
    January 7, 2019      Photo
    We were recently given the good news that our community investment plan for 2019 to 2022 (Plan 2) has been endorsed by our funders (Local Trust), with a proviso that we can access the community kitchen funds should our business plan demonstrate need and value. The beginning of the new plan is great because we can build community energy and support around it and increase our partnership numbers in the process. The Meet and Mingle in late November 2018 was our first celebration of this pivotal moment and was a chance to welcome interested people from the community, explain where we’re going and invite them to join us. We are excited to say a number of local people joined the Partnership at (and just before) the Meet and Mingle event ... 
  • The Amazing Confessions!
    December 14, 2018      Photo
    We're pleased to have heard from Jaydean Dawkins, founder of the Confessions of the Youth Theatre Company, who let us know how they got on with the funding from our Dragons' Den 6. The young people who made an brilliant pitch were awarded £500 to write and perform a musical, involving the community. Here's what Jaydean had to say: The Theatre Company was founded in Radstock in 2014, the company was born out of my desire to provide free and affordable arts for all children and young people. I have been working with these children for the past 4 years and have fallen in love with their creativity and passion to make theatre. They thrive in the creative space and we have been able to work with 84 children in total so far and will be ext... 
  • Westfield Voices Vocal about their Improvements!
    December 13, 2018      Photo
    Westfield Voices weren't always known by that name, in fact they won a grant at our Dragons' Den 6 to help them to re-brand (including new equipment) from Westfield Ladies Choir - a name that has been well known in the community for decades, but was beginning to restrict what they wanted to do going forward. They have recently been in touch with a report on how they've got on... The Dragons' Den pitch - Westfield Ladies Choir Relaunch as “Westfield Voices” - Modernise and rebrand Westfield Ladies Choir in order to allow us to reach out to a wider age range and involve more local residents and continue to support local groups, events, schools and charities: The project really took off at our relaunch concert on 28th July. Sin...