Local Trust has organised interactive, practical training to help you deliver Big Local. The in‑depth courses support you to develop your personal skills and confidence. We’ve just announced the calendar for 2017, so take a look and spread the word!
Influencing Decision Makers -6 days in July 2017 at Northern College
Implementing and Reviewing Community Projects – 5 days in October 2017 at Northern College
It’s free to attend all our courses and we book and pay in advance for travel, accommodation and care costs, such as childcare. Just ask us when you book. Contact us for more details.
A bench in memory of Thurcroft Big Local’s first Chair will be installed outside the Thurcroft Sports Hub.
Pictured are Muriel Bucknall and Joanne Shaw with some members of the Thurcroft Big Local Partnership on 8th May 2017
Thurcroft Hub opening ceremony was held on Friday 10th March 2017.
The Big Local Partnership and the Thurcroft Institute and Recreation Ground (TIRG) have been working together over the last couple of years to make this project happen. This brand new sports venue will bring much improved and needed sporting facilities to the local community.The sports facilities will include football pitches and a cricket pitch for both adults and juniors to enjoy, an indoor sports hall for netball, basketball, tennis and badminton as well as modern and secure changing facilities for men, women and children.Other facilities include a function room accommodating up to 80 people and an office/meeting room available for hire. Private use of the sports bar and kitchen is also available.The Thurcroft Hub is a community building, which has been funded through the Big Lottery Fund and will be open to the public all year round.
Sadly we received the news that Alan Bucknall, chair of Thurcroft Big Local has died having fought bravely against cancer over the past year.
Alan has been a passionate and dedicated supporter of Big Local from the beginning.
Despite his illness he insisted on turning up to show his support and offer encouragement at Big Local activities.
I have attached a few recent photos of Alan handing over the chair to his vice-chair, and the most recent where he is proudly reading the promotional booklet for the long awaited but soon to be completed new ‘Thurcroft Hub’ at the Thurcroft Big Local Gala this summer, both of which will be a lasting legacy of the time and commitment he gave to Big Local.
Alan, along with his smile, humour and eternal optimism will be sadly missed and I felt it right to acknowledge him and in memory of him share with you all how much he valued what we are all doing and to assure you it is of value and can make a genuine and positive difference.
Good night and God Bless
Alister Shaw (Big Local Rep)
Alan Bucknall was a near perfect Chair of Thurcroft Big Local and an inspiration to us all. He understood the success of Thurcroft Big Local was in the hands of residents themselves and that it was all about community led action, supporting initiatives that Thurcroft residents themselves wanted to take forward. he did everything he could to make sure that happened.
Alan had all the best qualities of a good Chair – he was a diplomat, a real team player and knew and could sensitively deal with difficult situations when they arose. He supported and facilitated the Big Local Partnership and community activity with a positive and helpful attitude supporting us to work together helping make Thurcroft a better place to live in.
A gentle, thoughtful and considerate man, Alan will be missed by all of us at Thurcroft Big Local. His funeral will be at 11.30am on Thursday 6th October 2016. All our condolences go to Muriel and his family.