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Running For Belief

John Reynolds is a man on a mission. He wants to help children and their parents to improve their confidence, especially around health and wellbeing. John is an enthusiastic runner and has committed a lot of his time towards a very popular local running club that he set up called Westfield TT… now he’s taking
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Supporting Independence and Life Skills

The Radstock & Westfield Big Local’s Dragons’ Den is a brilliant event where people can showcase their passion and ideas for the community. Local people present their amazing project ideas and local people decide which projects receive Big Local funding. We are excited that we have helped local people to deliver over 70 projects that
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Community Kitchen Survey

SURVEY NOW CLOSED. The feedback received will help us to make a decision on the options for investing in a community training kitchen. If you are a resident of Radstock or Westfield (inc. Tyning, Haydon, Clandown, Writhlington) we really need your help! Please can you take a few minutes to complete this survey – and
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Launch of Plan 2 – 2019 to 2022

We were recently given the good news that our community investment plan for 2019 to 2022 (Plan 2) has been endorsed by our funders (Local Trust), with a proviso that we can access the community kitchen funds should our business plan demonstrate need and value. The beginning of the new plan is great because we can
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Walking Festival in Radstock & Westfield

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) 
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Fruit Tree Project Up and Running

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
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For the Love of Running!

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
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