Welcome to the Barrowcliff '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 Barrowcliff 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 Barrowcliff with other Big Local areas and highlight what works in communities with a wider audience of practitioners and policy makers.
We would like to thank Big Local for supporting us in making improvements to our building: the new LED lights have brought down the cost of utility bills massively and the new kitchen extension allows us to offer cooking on a budget classes for young people and adults, as well as being able to offer a free cafe. With support from Big Local we have seen an increase in the amount of people using our building, for example when we run the community bingo which has been hugely successful and something we aim to continue.
After a three year break due to Covid, Barrowcliff Big Local Partnership was pleased to get back to what they do best by hosting their summer 2022 event - Big Local on Ice. The sun was shining, ice rink sparkling and families aplenty. The volunteers played an amazing part in running a fun-packed family event which involved skating, bouncy castles, crafts, food and music, all free of charge. Families not only enjoyed the activities on offer, but made new friends and links with organisations that provide services within the community. This film shows vice-chair Bill trying out an activity - with a bit of trepidation! A film illustrating what the day meant to residents is also available. An example of true community engagement!!
This is an example of Barrowcliff Big Local doing what it does best - bringing people together. A great day for neighbours to catch up and children to play. Everyone could participate as all activites and food and drink were free, thanks to local community groups working together and financial support from Big Local. In this film residents explain wht events like this are so important for Barrowcliff.
The Gallows Close Centre has been a lifeline to many people during the pandemic. Situated at one end of Barrowcliff, it has benefited from Big Local support and connections provided by the Big Local network. This film demonstrates how local residents have got involved and its value to the community.
Barrowcliff Big Local pulled together residents, community groups, local projects and leager agencies to create a clean up action day across the estate. Working together they helped to build neighbourliness, community pride and a tidier evironment. This film demonstares what can be done when groups and agencies pull in the same direction with a clear focus on building an even better place to live.
SPARKS is a three year project commissioned by Barrowcliff Big Local and jointly funded by Big Local and the European Social Fund. It aims to provide support for local families through face to face advice and coaching, and a range of wellbeing activities such as walking, cooking and crafting. In this film, several people who have benefited talk about what the project has meant to them.
The Big Local Partnership commissioned professional artists and designers from Hull-based organisation, Creative Briefs, to run a week-long project for children and young people during the summer holidays. The project engaged 25 young Barrowcliff residents who, in teams, came up with creative solutions to recycling in their community. As well as trying their hand at art and design, the participants also got involved in planning, preparing and cooking a healthy lunch each day for themselves and their peers. The project culminated in the young people pitching their unique recycling designs to the public in the newly refurbished Scarborough Market Hall.
It was a wonderful turnout at the "Big Local on Wheels" event at Wreyfield Drive Methodist Church on Saturday 13 July! The sun was shining and the attractions were plentiful, both indoors and outdoors. Families enjoyed an array of fun activities from bouncy castles, crafts, music, local stalls, refreshments and, of course, the highlight of the day - the roller disco!
Barrowcliff Big Local carried out some research amongst local residents to better understand training and employment needs. They found that many parents were struggling with everyday life and decided to invest in a brand new project, Sparks. Sparks provides a weekly activity programme that includes a session at their own beach chalet, craft classes, wellbeing workshops, cooking, learning programmes, advice sessions. It hopes to support local people to become mentors themselves in the future.
In 2014, Barrowcliff Big Local produced its first Big Local plan. Its vision was to create "A safe, clean and attractive neighbourhood that people are proud of and where everyone has the best possible chances in life'. This film portrays some examples of what has been achieved and why these projects have been significant for local residents: from the play park, to "the Biggest Loser' project, to the Sparks family support, to enhanced opportunities for all children at the local primary school.
Over 700 people flocked to the "Big Local on Ice" event at Wreyfield Drive Methodist Church on Saturday 14 July! It was an amazing day and members of the Barrowcliff Big Local Partnership were overwhelmed with the support from local residents and visitors to the area! Families enjoyed a variety of fun activities from bouncy castles, crafts, local stalls, refreshments, and of course, the highlight of the day - ice skating on a blazing hot summer's day! The support and commitment from partner organisations and volunteers both in the event planning stages and on the day was second to none!! It couldn't have happened without this united community-led approach!
Bill, vice chair of Barrowcliff Big Local talks in this short film about Barrowcliff: the best bits, the hard bits and the doing the bits others can't do.
Barrowcliff Steering Group members discuss how they are identifying and meeting local needs, how they engage people, work with others, deal with local expectations and are making a difference to Barrowcliff.
In this film, made by Scarborough TV News, local residents talk about what the Play Park in Barrowcliff means to them one year after opening.
In this film, Made by Scarborough TV News, Cllr Bill Chatt from the Barrowcliff Big Local partnership talks about using sport to involve young people around the partnership's Annual General meeting.
In this film the Partnership and local residents reflect on the development, and celebrate the opening of, of Barrowcliff Play Park.
In this film Cheryl Mann talks about her Star People Award and her involvement with Barrowcliff Big Local. Cherlyl also talks about how Big Local works and the difference it is making in the community.
Barrowcliff Big Local's major project has been to transform land at the centre of the estate into a children's play park This has become not only a focus for play activities but offers a space where people can come together and meet.
After months of work the new Barrowcliff Park is open! Scarborough TV News went along to the grand opening to get the reaction of the people involved, and most importantly what the Children thought of their new play area.
Big Local's major project has been to transform land at the center of the estate into a children's play park.
This records in photos and on film the official opening of Barrowcliff Play Park on 13th May 2015.