RSPCA Kidderminster are having an animal welfare event for local pet owners!
Visit St.George's Church Annex on Wednesday 30th May for vital pet advice, health checks, micro-chipping and much more! For more information, see below:
Big Local DY10 run a grants programme that provides funding for both individuals and not-for-profit organisations working within the area of Horsefair, Broadwaters and Greenhill, with the aim to provide more positive activities and projects that benefit the local residents.
To access more information, please check out this page on our website: www.biglocaldy10.org/grants
***TUESDAY 1ST MAY - 30TH JUNE***
As of today, you can vote for our friends over at Home-Start Wyre Forest in all local Tesco stores (including Tesco Express')
Please help them to make a difference in the area by raising life changing funds for their Under Fives Family Group via voting with your blue charity token every time you shop- if you're not given a token, then just ask.
We had a wonderful time at Friends of Springfield Park's Easter Trial event this Sunday and were overwhelmed by the outcome. Well done to all involved- a great success!
A sneak peek into our new community space in all its glory, Sladen View. We've enjoyed our two open evenings this week and look forward to talking to more of you in the near future about how you'd like this space to be used. Keep your eyes peeled for more information in the upcoming months!
In the meantime, if you live in the Horsefair flats or surrounding housing, please search 'Sladen View' on Facebook and join to learn more.
The Annual report from Home Start for 2017: A fantastic family support project funded by Big Local, providing a safe place for families to meet and activities for them to complete together, helping real people in our area.
A review of 2017 in our January newsletter...
Big Local DY10 Grant enables valuable Community Directory to go live.
Back in November, Big Local DY10 held the Big Engagement Breakfast, to open a dialogue with local agencies, community groups and service providers to explore how to better engage with vulnerable families in the Big Local DY10 area. One of the outcomes was a call for a Directory of available services/clubs/organisations that could be accessed by both service providers and service users. Big Local circulated a questionnaire in an attempt to pull this together with limited success.
However, it came to light that a very comprehensive Directory had recently existed, hosted by the Wyre Forest Citizens Advice Bureau. On review, it was exactly what was required containing over 400 organisations listed in the searchable database. Unfortunately money to host and maintain the website had run out.
Big Local DY10 awarded a £2000 grant to enable WFCAB to re-activate the web site and provide support.
Big Local DY10 are delighted to announce that the Community Directory website is now live and funded for the next three years!
Please visit http://wyreforestcommunitydirectory.org.uk/
This is a really valuable and much needed resource for the residents and service providers of Wyre Forest. Let’s make use of it!
This year the Big Local DY10 Partnership have a great programme of activities for the local children, beginning on 25th July and running through to 26th August. Go to http://www.biglocaldy10.org/activities to view the calendar and see flyers for various events. Make sure you are following on Twitter and like us on Facebook to receive updates and alerts.
Head of St Oswalds, Joel Marshall (standing) From left, Megan Hawthorne, Maisie Thomasson, Chair of Big Local DY10 Grants Committee, John Stevenson, Samuel Burkett, Kieran Price
GREEN-FINGERED pupils at a Broadwaters school have been awarded a grant of £2,000 to help build a new garden.
St Oswalds Primary School have been handed the cash by Big Local DY10 – a lottery-funded initiative that is bringing £1 million into Horsefair, Broadwaters and Greenhill over the next few years.
Funding will enable the children to complete their vision of a 'Smelly Garden', which will contain a variety of fragrant plants and allow pupils to grow food and help with its upkeep.
Joel Marshall, headteacher, said: "Smelly Garden is the title that they came up with and it really fired their imagination – you know what children are like!
"We will be focusing on growing fragrant plants, rosemary, onions, garlic plus all the other less pungent plants and herbs and they will then be learning how to use them in the school kitchen.
"There is a clear need for this project as shown by examination of Public Health England's
Health Profile 2014.
"In our area children are not aware of what healthy, nutritious food looks like.
"Through conversations between staff and pupils it became clear that children do not have opportunities to engage with outdoor activities in a safe way."
The school’s application was chosen by Big Local DY10 due to the skill it offers to children.
John Stevenson, chair of the Big Local DY10 grants committee, said: "We felt that the children would become more aware of their local environment and where their food comes from.
"They would learn what constitutes a healthy and active lifestyle and by taking part in something bigger than themselves, their participation would have a lasting impact.
"This is what Big Local is all about."
Big Local is about people
Local people will help invest £1Million to make our area a better place to live now and in the future
Where is the Big Local DY10 area?
The Big Local DY10 area covers most of the Broadwaters & Greenhill wards of Kidderminster. For a full map of the area click here.
There are many differerent ways you can get involved - click here to find out more.