The Thurcroft Big Local! Big Weekend!

The Thurcroft Summer Carnival and Gala weekend is just around the corner! The events will be hosted behind the Gordon Bennett Memorial Hall on the 30th and 31st July 2016. The weekend will host a wide variety of entertainment and activities for families and individuals of all ages to enjoy, so get yourself down to Thurcroft’s biggest Summer weekend of the year.



Facelift to Sandy Lane Allotment Site

Problems with security and vandalism at the site will now be reduced due to the generosity of The Banks Community Fund and Thurcrof tBig Local . Other benefits have been provided by the local Parish Council and the fencing supplier Kingsforth Security Fencing Ltd.

Security fencing has been erected at vulnerable sections of the site perimeter whilst at the same time providing space for an additional garden area to be used by the local school children. The children’s area is to be located just inside the entrance to the site and will provide an immediate view to walkers accessing the adjacent open area to the old pit site which provides scenic country walks.






Thurcroft residents are welcome to apply for allotments by asking for an application form at the Allotment Shed at the Brampton Road allotments. The shop is open on Saturday between 10:00am and 12:00noon. Anyone wishing to use the shop for supply of gardening supplies are also welcome. All new members are required to pay an annual subscription of just £2:00. Applications for allotments on any of our 3 sites will be added to our waiting lists. Forms must be returned to the shed or to a committee member. Applications must be updated every year in order to remain on the list.

4th Round of Small Grants Agreed

6  small grants totalling £1225  were presented to projects that benefit Thurcroft residents at the Thurcroft Big Local Partnership meeting  on  Monday 4th April 2016.  All the projects support one of the three themes in the Thurcroft Big Local Plan- community pride, regeneration or children and young people.

Grants allocated include £250 to Hotshots Junior Theatre for costumes and room hire, £200 to Rother Vale Community Band to purchase sets of music, £270 to Thurcroft Toddler Group for a coach to Yorkshire Wildlife Park, £105 to Thurcroft Theatre Group for boxes to store music, £200 to Thurcroft Allotment Society for garden tools for children and £200 to Thurcroft Bowling Club support further improvements at the bowling club.

allotment society

£200 to Allotment Society

bowling club

£200 to Bowling Club


£250 to Hotshots

rother vale community band

£200 to Rother Vale Community Band

thurcroft theatre group

£105 to Thurcroft Theatre Group

toddler group

£270 to Thurcroft Toddler Group

Thurcroft Big Local Shop to Close

Thurcroft Big Local Partnership has agreed to close the shop at the end of March 2016. The shop has been a great drop in, a place for advice and information sessions and a small community hub at the centre of the village. Many thanks to the small group of  volunteers who have kept it open all this time.

big local shop now open

The Shop Sign Going Up in October 2013

Advice and information sessions will be commissioned in another building in the village and the new sports hub/community pavilion will be up and running later this year.

Commissioning Training

‘Paying someone to do a job you cant do yourself’

The final session of the project commissioning training was held  on Monday 14th March  2016 at St Simon and St Judes Church in Thurcroft  and  was about ‘Evaluations and Ways Forward’ .

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More details about the course and to book places contact Steve on 01709 368515 or by email