We are developing working relationships with a number of organisations in order to deliver our plan. We believe that with the right people pulling in our direction we can make positive, effective, long-lasting changes to our community.
The Chair of Radstock Town Council, Cllr Mike Boulton, sits on our Management Committee. We have worked in partnership to plan local events such as Christmas festivities and promote opportunities for people and organisations to apply for local funds.
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Cllr Ron Hopkins sits on our Management Committee. Westfield Parish Council have generously been our locally trusted organisation for finance for the past year.
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2md provide us with a Big Local rep, Julian Mellor, to give guidance and support to our partnership, paid for by Local Trust. They provide a range of regeneration, communication and design services to clients in the voluntary, community and public sectors. Please view their website for more details.
Local Trust’s mission is to enable residents to make their communities and their areas even better places in which to live. Big Local is their first and major initiative. They provide us with the core funding and with professional support and guidance.
Bath and North East Somerset Council’s representative, Dave Dixon, attends our management board meetings and provides us with advice and professional support, linking us with training opportunities and other organisations. We have held meetings with a variety of people working for B&NES in areas such as sustainability, youth services, community and health.
RADical Youth Club: We have worked with RADical to engage and inspire young people to get involved in their community and with our plan. We are currently working with them, B&NES, Radstock Town Council, Westfield Parish Council and Radstock Youth Council to design a plan for how youth engagement is carried out in the future. This will involve in depth consultation with young people to find out what they want and need.
We have made great links with our local BITC Connector, Julie Poll. She promotes responsible business practice and works to connect businesses with community organisations so that both can benefit.
We have good support from Hope House Surgery, who are keen to see positive outcomes for our community. They have worked with us to provide important health related information that has informed our approach.
We have worked with Sirona to further our understanding of health needs in the community and to promote each other's projects to ensure people are informed and engaged. Sirona provide a range of NHS and social care services in the area.
We focused much of our first year towards developing our communications strategy and structure, commissioning Somer Valley FM to lead on this as our locally trusted organisation for communications. They also generously provided us with professional advice on operational procedures. We have funded their Pathway to Employment scheme specifically to provide training & skill development opportunities to residents in Radstock & Westfield - please contact the station on 01761 411755, or Click Here to sign up.We have commissioned them to deliver 3 training workshops on media skills to local organisations in year 2 as well as 2 workshops on taking on apprenticeships.
Somerset Live / Guardian kindly promote our Dragons' Den events and other news stories. Reporter Suzanne Norbury (now working for the RSPCA) was a willing and kind dragon for us at our Dragons' Den.
The Midsomer Norton, Radstock and District Journal have promoted our news stories for years. Editor Becky Brooks has been a willing and kind dragon for us at numerous Dragons' Den events.
We have worked with DNA arts (alongside Radstock Town Council) to ensure the xmas lights switch-on is a success and brings together key community organisations and residents. We have also supported some of their other great community events.
SWALLOW charity have supported our Dragons' Den event by providing great buffet food and we anticipate there will be more opportunities to work together in the future.
We have worked with Fredricks Foundation to provide professional support to developing businesses in our area.
Radco have promoted and funded good causes in our community for a long time. We have co-supported the Somervalley Walking Festival and are exploring other ways we can work together.
UnLtd provide support to social entrepreneurs in the UK. We have received a range of training and support from UnLtd.
We have worked with Radstock Town Team and Radstock Town Traders to help deliver festive celebrations in the area.