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Support for Young People Young people have asked for more information on what support there is out there for a range of things - health, wellbeing, education, bullying, work... We have put together this document to help: Support for Young People – what help is out there and how to get it Arranged Activities[...]
Hi there, on this map you can find local community organisations, community spaces, places to eat and drink, worship, learn and socialise. We update it periodically, please get in touch if there's anything you want us to add. Please click on map to expand it:
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[...]
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!!! See the photos on[...]
Grateful thanks to the Mendip Times for reporting on the launch of our Fruit Project!
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[...]
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[...]
We've teamed up with Somer Valley FM to provide a unique opportunity of 10 hours media training for organisations, groups and individuals.
Radstock Museum were one of the winners at our fifth Dragons' Den. Residents present at the event voted for them to receive £500 towards making the appearance of the museum even more stunning! Miranda Litchfield, the Development Programme Coordinator for Radstock Museum, has been in touch to let us know how the funds have made a[...]
The Radstock Juniors Club were chosen by local people, at the 5th Radstock & Westfield Big Local Dragons' Den, to be funded to provide fun yet educational activities to their members. The Radstock Juniors Club draws members from Radstock, Westfield and the surrounding area. Children aged between 11 and 18 that are affected by a[...]
SWAN Transport were one of the winners of the 5th Radstock and Westfield Big Local Dragons' Den, receiving £500 towards providing transport for local residents who are older, frail or disabled on low incomes. They told us that Swan "was first set up by a social worker 32 years ago who recognised the need for[...]
BIG LOCAL MAKING THE MOST OF £1m
Radstock and Westfield were jointly awarded £1million by the Big Lottery Fund as part of Big Local; a resident led programme which is based on the needs and priorities of the 150 Big Local areas in England. Residents are supported by The Local Trust (who manage Big Local) to drive the Radstock and Westfield Big Local forward. We are using the funds to help organisations deliver new, innovative projects that meet the needs our our community. We aim to draw more money and support in to the area, turning the £1m into much much more.