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

  • The Plastic Fish Premieres at The Somer Valley Arts Festival (in Radstock)
    June 26, 2018      Photo
    One of ten winners at the 2018 Big Local Dragons' Den event, local resident Christopher Lewis-Smith used the funds to build a giant fish from plastic collected from the river running through Radstock. The final touches were applied to it at The Somer Valley Arts Festival in Radstock and it was displayed in all it's glory to raise awareness of the waste that clogs up our waterways when people litter.
  • Dragons' Den 6 Winners
    April 30, 2018      Photo
    What an amazing community spirit showcased at this year's Radstock & Westfield Big Local Dragons' Den event... Thank you for all your effort and time ... together we really can make positive things happen! Well done to everyone who took part and big thanks to the audience/voters who numbered around 180!!!
  • Fruit Tree Project Up and Running
    February 7, 2018      Photo
    Our first fruit tree collaboration was with Radstock Town Council, creating a community orchard in the Church Street Recreation Ground (behind the library car park). In the coming years, the community will be able to benefit from these plums, pears and apple trees - to sit in tranquillity, to learn about fruit trees and to enjoy their fruit. We will be rolling out the Fruit Tree Project across the community, working with organisations to increase the number of fruit trees and their many benefits.
  • For the Love of Running!
    January 29, 2018      Photo
    Jim Gump spent 10 months running across the US, visiting schools along the way to inspire children to enjoy running and being active. Local residents voted for him to receive a grant at our fifth Dragons' Den in order to get that excitement and inspiration back home and to schools in our area. We're really pleased to report he has visited St Nicholas Primary School in Radstock and the children had an amazing time hearing about his journey. The school got in touch to give us this wonderful message: - We just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and to everyone at the Big Local. We welcomed Jim to our school last Friday (12th Jan). The children found him totally inspiring, they hung on every word during his assembly and especially ...