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Dragons’ Den 7 – Applications Invited

Dragons’ Den 7 will take place at 4pm on Friday April 5th, 2019 – Prattens Sports and Social Club . Free buffet! Tons of fun for all the family! Residents and organisations are invited to take part to win up to £500 to make good things happen in our community. APPLICATION FORM BRIEFING NOTES –
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The Amazing Confessions!

We’re pleased to have heard from Jaydean Dawkins, founder of the Confessions of the Youth Theatre Company, who let us know how they got on with the funding from our Dragons’ Den 6. The young people who made an brilliant pitch were awarded £500 to write and perform a musical, involving the community. Here’s what
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Westfield Voices Vocal about their Improvements!

Westfield Voices weren’t always known by that name, in fact they won a grant at our Dragons’ Den 6 to help them to re-brand (including new equipment) from Westfield Ladies Choir – a name that has been well known in the community for decades, but was beginning to restrict what they wanted to do going
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The Plastic Fish Premieres at The Somer Valley Arts Festival (in Radstock)

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
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Dragons’ Den 6 an Awesome Community Effort – What an event!!!

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
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SWAN driving Radstock and Westfield residents forward

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
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Exploring our wonderful heritage

Local residents present at the 5th Radstock & Westfield Big Local Dragons’ Den, chose to grant the Somer Valley Walking Festival £500 towards bringing interesting and engaging walks to our community. Councillor Jon Bull has been in touch to let us know how the festival went: “All the events ( opening talk, short walks ,
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