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
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.
Did you enjoy Thurcroft Carnival a few years ago, would you like to do more?
With the support of Vicky Hilton we want to speak to people who can help us to apply for funding to develop carnival activities in Thurcroft during the next few years. Vicky is particularly interested in capturing on video your thoughts and ideas. Contact Vicky to help.
Link to information about the creative civic change grant
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
Congratulations to Thurcroft Hub for winning Best Small Commercial Project in the LABC Building Excellence Awards on Friday 14th May 2018
A team of volunteers are out making sure that Thurcroft residents receive the Newsletter this weekend.
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.”
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, Rachel.email@example.com or contact Rachel by phone on 01709 368515.
A fantastic day was had by all on 29th July 2017- thanks to everyone who helped.