Three Parishes

Three Parishes

Welcome to the Three Parishes '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 Three Parishes 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 Revoe Blackpool with other Big Local areas and highlight what works in communities with a wider audience of practitioners and policy makers.

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  • 3PBL grant to Gobowen Station
    February 15, 2023      Film
    The 3PBL gave a sizeable grant and loan (half later converted to another grant) to the Gobowen Area Improvement Committee to enable them to buy and renovate the Grade 2 listed buildings of Gobowen Station. Since then, they have done considerable interior renovation and now are seeking funds for even more considerable exterior renovation. This is a slow process which requires the perseverance and determination of committed volunteers to see through a project that has already enhanced welfare of travellers. The bigger picture is further development of the line to the local Orthopaedic hospital – and beyond.
  • 3PBL and My Money Matters
    December 1, 2022      Film
    Local residents in the 3PBL villages became aware about difficulties folks – in particular, the elderly – had in claiming entitled benefits from the government. So we decided to set up My Money Matters, in cooperation with Citizens Advice Shropshire, to facilitate their benefit claims. Next, we needed the ideal person from the CAB to make this joint venture work. Karen was employed by the CAB and the 3PBL ‘leased’ Karen to work to achieve our aims. Karen proved to be the ideal person. Indeed, we did not envision how successful this project would be; and, over the years, it has proved to be outstandingly successful. This video shows how and why
  • 3PBL Grant to St John's Church Weston Rhyn
    December 1, 2022      Film
    Last June, 3PBL gave a substantial donation to St John’s Parish Church in Weston Rhyn, Shropshire. The church folk are slowly modernising the building and their latest project is the purchase and installation of secondary glazing. The building has a very high ceiling and the original windows – fit for their purpose at installation in the 19th century – now leak in cold air, especially when the wind blows in a certain direction. The building is also used by local community groups from nearby villages because it can seat several hundred and has a good PA system and a loop system (from previous 3PBL donations). The video is in two halves – before, and after, the installation of double glazing.
  • Chapter House gets redecorated and audio visual equipment installed
    September 12, 2022      Film
    Three Parishes Big Local partner Glenn presented a Big Cheque for 1,500 to St Martins Parish Church which has helped them redecorate their adjoining building called the Chapter House. Audio-visual equipment was also installed. The Chapter House was originally for church members but, for some time, has been opened for use by local community groups, who have enjoyed using the facilities, such as a kitchen, rest rooms, and a well-heated and large, open room. Val and Hannah " with church approval " have been instrumental in asking for funds from 3PBL, and implementing them into functionality.