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In 2011 Thurcroft was awarded £1 million from the Big Lottery.  At this time we asked the community what they would like to see the money spent on.  We listened and since then we have done lots of things in the village including:- Building a brand new Thurcroft Hub, Youth Clubs, Small Community Grants, Litter Picks and Skips, yearly Gala and other events, Advice Sessions, Playground, Tiny Explorers Nursery canopy, Day Trips for younger and older people, Newsletters, School Holiday activities etc.

We are now 6 years on and have approximately £300,000 left to spend.  We now want to know how you think we can best use the money left to make the future a better one.  Have your priorities changed since 2011 or remained the same?  Please let us know your thoughts, opinions and ideas; we’d love to hear them.

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 Thurcroft Free Prize Draw  Return your Paper Entries to Thurcroft Hub

Complete your choices and entry details for a chance to win a £100 Meadowhall Gift Card. Closing date is 31st January 2018.


Litter Picks

the next litter pick will be at 10am on Saturday 28th January 2018.

Photos from the litter pick on 27th October 2017:

Well done to everyone who participating in litter pick on 23rd March 2017:

60 bags of rubbish were collected on 4th March 2017 from the Mineral Line. 24 adults, 10 children and Lottie the dog all took part.


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.


How We are Spending the £1 million

The chart below is a summary of how much we have spent on Thurcroft Big Local funding between August 2014 and July 2017. Funding has been spent on projects and priorities identified in the Thurcroft Big Local Plan. Before interest, we still have a minimum of £283,495 left in our funding pot and can still access this anytime over the next 7 years.

Community Pride: We have provided skips, arranged litter picks and organised numerous community events including the Summer Gala each year. We have raised £7960 which we can use for community events when the funding ends.

Regeneration: We have spent £526,624 on our biggest project which  has been the building of Thurcroft Hub on New Orchard Lane delivering sports and social activities to the local community . We have also provided advice services to residents.

Children and Young People: We have run  regular youth clubs through Youth Work Works, summer playschemes and contributed funding to the new playground near Gordon Bennett Memorial Hall

Infrastructure: We employ a member of staff Rachel Cole for 2 days a week, we have produced newsletters, rented a shop and provided £8720 in small grants to groups in the village.

Thank Yous

“Thank you to Big Local for their generous grant. It was well spent at our Good Friday event and we had a fantastic time. We had many positive comments about the activities and the organisation of the day”

Moira Leach – Monday Club

“On behalf of the  Bowling Club I would like to thankyou for the 10% of grant that Banks gave us. Your grant is truly appreciated and goes a long way to supporting our club.”

Ray Barrass – Thurcroft Bowling Club