Public Art Commission for Thurcroft

Now open for applications- Lead Artist opportunity for Public Art commission for Thurcroft, Rotherham S66 (2018-2019). 


A creative response that provides a place for families to stop, stay, eat, play with creative sensory and imaginative elements suitable for small children.

LEAD ARTIST: Fee £10,700 (inclusive of travel and VAT)

Includes at least 10 community based workshops and three public events.

Materials and installation of co-created outdoor piece suitable for young children and families @ £3,500

We have a budget to allow for Skills Training as a legacy for the project for local people.

It is expected that further funding will be sought dependant on the development of ideas and subsequent costs.

TIMESCALES: Deadline for applications: Thursday 1st November 12 noon

Community workshop delivery: November 2018 – March 2019

Final piece proposal: End of May 2019

Installation: September 2019

The Artist will be supported by ROAR and the Local Neighbourhood Team.

A full, detailed Artist Brief which includes how to apply is attached in PDF format.


Thanks Diane

After many years of dedicated commitment and hard work Diane Oxley has now resigned from the Thurcroft Big Local Partnership.

Her contribution to the work of the Partnership and  its legacy has been phenomenal. She has led on many events particularly through her leadership and great organisation the Annual Thurcroft Gala has been such a success over the last few years.

Diane has ensured that Thurcroft residents have been at the heart of all decision making in Big Local. She has been particularly passionate in ensuring young people’s contribution and voices have been heard.  She was also an active member of the Small Grants Panel.

Steve Ruffle from Rotherham Federation said “its not just Diana’s wonderful home made scones I will miss. She embodied what was the heart of Big Local – she cares about her own village and community and is a doer. When things need doing Diane would make them happen  and do the necessary work to make sure they did.”


Everyone would like to thank Diane for her fantastic contribution to Thurcoft Big Local  and we all wish her best for the future

Litter Picks 2018

Saturday 30th June 2018 litterpick:


Thanks to Willows School staff and pupils for their help at the big local litter pick on 28th April 2018

Thanks to the litter pickers on 24th February 2018.

22 bags of rubbish collected on 27th January 2018.

Great to see so many Thurcroft residents – particularly young people- who care about their environment.

Thurcroft Gala 2018

Thakyou to all those who worked so hard to make Thurcroft Gala 2018 such a success. Lucky it wasn’t on Sunday!!

If you would like to help organise the gala and events in Thurcroft in the future please contact us.

To Gala members

Would you please accept the enclosed cheque for £25 to be placed in the funds for Thurcroft Gala which was held on Thursday 28th July 2018.

I was unable to attend the event as I was ill and trust that this donation will help towards the funds. I trust that all went well.

Connie Shepherd MBE