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Well done to Radstock Museum for raising the funds to restore the iconic clock tower so that the clock face functions and the bells chime. We're pleased to have been able to contribute to the process, providing funding towards engineering that ensure the chimes only go off during sociable hours! Here's what they told us:[...]
The Somer Valley Walking Festival gave a great pitch to the voting public at Dragons' Den 5 and were awarded funds towards promoting the festival to our community. They wrote in to let us know how it went: All the events ( opening talk, short walks , longer walks and family walk and art walk) [...]
Well done to Writhlington Village Hall for finding a solution to the increasingly worrying parking issue around St Mary's Primary School which was causing a lot of risk to the children as they were dropped off / collected. The village hall wanted to open it's car park to the parents but it needed a proper[...]
Congratulations to Radstock Museum for making the most of the radio, media and print training funded by Radstock & Westfield Big Local - They now have a regular slot on the Somer Valley FM station!!! See the other organisations that have received funding to learn skills in radio, media and print - training provided by[...]
Check out this write up in the MNR Journal about how SWALLOW Charity members are learning new skills in media, radio and press with Somer Valley FM. We're really pleased to have funded this course for SWALLOW, and have also provided funding to other organisations too, see here for other reports.
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[...]
We have worked with Radstock Town Council to ensure that the outdoor community gym they installed in Southfields Park has the equipment that people want. We carried out a consultation with people who use the park and would use the equipment to find out which exercise machines they wanted. Have a look at this map[...]
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!
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.