Apprenticeship and Job Fayre

Draft Programme 

In their review of their plan, Thurcroft Big Local Partnership has identified the need and allocated some resources for dedicated support into supporting local people into work and apprenticeships. To get this started, the Partnership has organised an Apprenticeship and Jobs Fayre between 11am and 3pm on Thursday 21st June 2018 at the Thurcroft Hub.

If you would like to book a free stall at this please either complete the online form below. As well as being an event for residents to engage with partners, we hope this will also offer an opportunity for conversations between yourselves and the Big Local Partnership for joint work in the future.

Confirmed stalls are:

  • AMRC Training Centre
  • Fortem
  • Keystone Architects
  • Launchpad Mentoring
  • Phoenix Training Group
  • RMBC
  • RMBC Early Help
  • RMBC Libraries
  • Rotherham African Drummers
  • Rotherham Rederation
  • Rotherham Open Arts
  • Seven Steps Support
  • Source Skills Academy
  • South Yorkshire housing Association
  • Working Win

Litter Picks 2018

The next litter pick will be at 10am on Saturday 30th June 2018.

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.

The Thurcroft Big Local Conversation

Thurcroft Big Local Partnership is keen to work together with groups in the village to develop and support community projects that will make a difference to residents.

The Partnership can provide up to £1000 of funding for projects that will:

  • Work together long term with us to help make a difference in the village
  • Demonstrate they can find matched funding to create best value

Anyone who is interested in exploring this opportunity need to complete a simple form to   tell us briefly about your project idea– we will then invite you to speak with us at one of our meetings on a Monday night to have a conversation about your project, how we can work together and how we may be able to help and support. It may be just help with publicity and posters you require, some advice, providing volunteers or help with some funding to help the project along.

An online form can be completed here 

Forms can be obtained from or by post to Thurcroft Big Local Partnership at The Hub, New Orchard Lane, Thurcroft S66 9AE. Closing date for expressions of interest is Friday 29th June 2018.

Thankyou Cath

Cath MacCartan stood down as a member of Thurcroft Big Local Partnership at the open meeting on Monday 2nd October 2017. The Partnership would  like to thank Cath for her work and support over the last 4 years, the fantastic contribution she has made to community life in the village and the successful projects she has led on,  the biggest and most successful was the construction of the Thurcroft Sports Hub with which she will remain involved  as a Director of Thurcroft Bottom  Club.

Cath has demonstrated outstanding dedication, commitment and enthusiasm in support of the Partnership and deliver of the Thurcroft Big Local Plan.  She has organised events, supported new community activity and engaged with Local Trust events and training.  More recently she has developed and used her skills to attract additional external funding for projects to develop the Sports Hub.

Opening Thurcroft Hub

Tony Simmonds Chair of the Partnership said “everyone in the Partnership will miss Cath and the massive contribution she made to Thurcroft Big Local. In particular he work and effort to build and develop   the Thurcroft Sports Hub will provide a real legacy for generations to come”

Steve Ruffle from locally Trusted body Rotherham Federation of Communities “its been a real privilege to work with Cath. Cath is a real do-er. She has made stuff happen and taken projects forward. Thurcroft Big Local would not have got as far as it has without her vision and steadfast commitment for the good of Thurcroft”.

Alister Shaw, Local Trust representative said “Cath personifies what Big Local is all about, discovering and tapping in to local talent and passion to make things better for everyone living and working in the area.  Cath’s commitment and dedication to the people of Thurcroft is evident to everyone who has ever had the privilege of talking or working with her.  Cath has contributed and learned so much in her time on the Big Local partnership.  It’s great to know that while she will be moving on from the Big Local partnership she will continue to support and develop the new Thurcroft Hub and remain a great partner to the Big Local process in Thurcroft.”

Thurcroft Gala

There remains some vacancies on the Thurcroft Big Local Partnership for residents wishing to help continue to deliver the Local Plan and make a difference in the village. The positions are unpaid. For more details contact Rachel Cole, or contact Rachel by phone on 01709 368515.