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.

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.

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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 

Litter Picks


October 2015 litter pick:


At least 18 bags of litter collected  on Saturday 26th September 2015. Thankyou for everyone who helped.


Litter picks are on the last Saturday of every month – lets make Thurcroft a place we can be proud of!!

Thanks to everyone who helped on Saturday 18th July 2015.

litter pick 17th July 2015We collected 23 bags of rubbish on Saturday 27th June. 
We collected 28 bags of litter on 28th April 2015.

litter pick240415The Thurcroft Big Local litter pick on 28th February 2015 was a great success with 28 bags of rubbish collected, 14 people collecting, 5 of these new volunteers.  Well done everyone!!

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