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Big Local DY10’s Autumn Newsletter

Big Local DY10’s Autumn e-news is hot off the press! Take a look here, if you’d like to see what we’ve been up to over the past few months:

Big Local DY10 newsletter: October 2018 

It’s hard to believe we’re almost reaching the end of the year and half term is just days away!

As the leaves begin to change and we move into those colder autumnal nights, we’d like to show you our highlights of events and projects in the area from the past few months.


Events Grants The Partnership

Summer Success

This year we celebrated another fantastic four weeks of our free summer programme for families in the areas of the Horsefair, Broadwaters, and Greenhill. Including fun filled pizza picnics for children of various ages and plenty of outdoor activities such as sessions from the Harriers, a skateboard Luge challenge, and Active Youth Outreach’s sessions  which were extremely popular. The weather was in our favour (for most of the time!) as around 1000 children attended our activities in the sunshine.

We also enjoyed the second year of our end of summer community engagement event ‘The Big Picnic’ at Springfield Park. It had a family focus, filled with free activities for the children and useful information about services on their doorstep that are available such as Hereford & Worcester Fire service, West Mercia Police, Safer Wyre Forest, and Health Watch.

A huge thank you to all our fantastic volunteers- we couldn’t have done it without you!

For more info and photos, check out our website here
Mr Tee In The Park

One of the most recent events this year funded by Big Local was the fantastic Mr Tee in the Park in July.

This has become an annual free music festival in celebration of the Kidderminster legend, which is gradually growing bigger and better, involving local businesses and helping to grow an even stronger sense of community.

It was a day to remember, with over 1600 people attending! A great example of what can be achieved when local minds come up with great ideas.
Horsefair Painting Project

We’d just like to share and show off some of the fantastic work that has been carried out in the Horsefair recently by Horsefair and Proud!

They’re currently working on a new project, painting the shop fronts and showering them with heritage and history. They have been adding clocks above each shop as a homage to the old landmark clock that was in place in 1912, with some clever time related quotes to match, in order to improve the area.

We definitely recommend that you take a trip down to the Horsefair to see the changes that they’ve made if you haven’t already!

For more information relating to the Horsefair project, click here
Spooky Springfield

Creep down to Springfield Park for some haunted happenings on Halloween night!

They’ve got plenty of frightfully good activities lined up to give you and your family the shivers. Including our annual fancy dress competition, with categories for all ages- We hope you’ve got your scariest face ready!

Wednesday 31 October, 16:00-18:00
Ping Pong In The Park
Brand new outdoor table tennis tables have now been fitted in St George’s Park and Baxter Gardens to encourage physical activity and encourage social interaction, funded by us over at Big Local DY10.

Head down for a game of ping-pong!

Other Grants We Have Awarded:
  • Wyre Forest Reaching Out – providing monthly musical entertainment at their over 60’s lunch clubs 
  • St Mary’s Primary School – eat 365 project which seeks to open the school on selected dates during the summer holidays to provide hot meals, activities, and advice to support families
  • The Pickup Artists – setting up junior pickup artists groups in local schools to promote tidy neighbourhoods, and educating the younger generation about litter and litter picking
Want To Get Involved?

Want to help shape your neighbourhood and make a difference in your community? Big Local DY10 are looking for people to become members of our partnership!

We want to strengthen our partnership, in order to develop a long-term organisation that will stand the test of time and help our project continue for years to come, building on the spirit of our area, to help it get stronger and stronger.

Our Partners meet just once a month, 10 times a year for about 1 ½ hours. We are a strategic group, deciding on the plans and projects we want to employ to accomplish our aims for the area and local community.

Help us to bring together the community’s views and create opportunities to invest in our future, whilst also creating skills and confidence. We would greatly receive your input and ideas around the area. Come and join us!

If you are interested in joining our exciting journey of improvement, please get in touch at: info@biglocaldy10.org
Kidderminster Community Awards 2018
We had the pleasure of attending this years Community Awards at the Town Hall. It was a fantastic night, which aimed to recognise and reward individuals, projects, groups and organisations whose dedication has improved the lives of local residents. 

Huge congratulations to all nominees and winners who do such fantastic selfless work for the community.
Santa on Sion Hill- December

Santa is travelling from the North Pole and returning to Sion Hill this Christmas to bring some festive cheer and magic! Keep your eyes peeled on Big Local DY10’s Facebook page for more information in the upcoming months.


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