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.
After a little chat at a Partnership meeting, Big Local decided to have a go at hosting a Bingo event. With their close working relationship with Gallows Close Centre, they teamed up and came up with a Pie & Pea Lunch followed by Bingo. Team Gallows provided a tasty hot lunch to drum up business on a cold January day and attracted 25 people, some from neighbouring communities too. Not bad for a first attempt! The word got out and residents asked for more Bingo events. Some people hadn't socialised with friends and neighbours since pre-Covid days and this was just what they needed!