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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  • Silhouette Youth Theatre Group
    April 23, 2019      Film
    The group was started up by the head teacher, Leigh Wolmarans, in 2013 at the local primary school in the Growing Together area. They acquired funding from Growing Together and support from the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Intermission Theatre and the University of Northampton. It has been very successful, they have now had to move to larger premises in the local Weston Favell shopping centre. The youngsters attend sessions before and after school and at the weekends. Ages range from six years old to teenagers. This is one of the sessions, this group is working on West Side Story.
  • Brookside Community Gardening Club
    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.
  • New play equipment at the Hub Northampton
    April 18, 2018      Film
    The community Hub, after consultation with the local parents, decided to add some more equipment to the existing ones. Funded by Growing Together they acquired a slide and a see saw.
  • Goldings slide replacement
    April 18, 2018      Film
    Goldings play area was installed after consultation with the local community. Unfortunately the slide was destroyed within a few weeks. Several people in the area decided they would get together and replace the slide in readiness for Spring.