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Big Local DY10’s Spring Newsletter

Big Local DY10’s Spring 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: May 2018 

Spring has officially sprung!
As the days grow longer, we’re certainly looking forward to warming up and enjoying the sunnier days with some of our upcoming events.

But for now, lets take a look at what’s been happening over the past few months:


Events Grants The Partnership

Sladen View

We’re delighted to announce  an exciting project that we’ve been working on- a brand new community space ‘Sladen View’. 

We enjoyed two open afternoons earlier on this year, discussing how people would like this space to be used and plan on having several more to make it a home that reflects our areas’ wants and needs.

Keep your eyes peeled for more information coming soon. 

In the meantime, if you live in the Horsefair flats or surrounding housing, please search ‘Sladen View’ on Facebook and join our group to learn more.
Eggcellent Easter

 We were absolutely blown away by the amount of people that turned up to attend Friends of Springfield Park’s Easter trial. 

The free event was put on during April bank holiday, where children walked on a magical trail through the park, sprinkled with clues. When they completed the journey, they were given a prize each- sponsored by a grant from Big Local DY10.

Overall, it seemed like a cheerful Easter weekend had by all!
Summer Daze
Summer appears to be getting closer by the second- If you’re struggling for ideas on what to do with your little ones then there’s no need to panic. 

Come and celebrate the summer with our growing range of activities for children and families! We’ve got lots planned to keep your kids busy this summer.

We will be releasing more information about what we have planned very soon.
Blossom Tree Cafe

In April, we funded a series of fitting striped canopies for Springfield’s Blossom Tree Cafe.

Practical as well as very aesthetically pleasing, this makes the cafe even more accessible and allows people to visit with ease whatever the weather, come rain or shine.
Community Inclusion 
Recently, we helped to fund a project at St Ambrose’s Primary School that is very important to us.

A community inclusive programme, which is part of their healthy mind, healthy body scheme. This programme is in conjunction with parents, pupils, parishioners and residents, aiming to revitalise the area and surroundings of the school by carrying out a series of activities such as planting herbs and vegetables, creating healthy meals from produce, designing and painting the school wall and gardening.

This is a wonderful idea that brings people together, which we feel like everyone can benefit from and get behind.
Other Grants We Have Awarded:
  • Friends of Springfield: ‘Singing in Springfield’ a singing group for people new to singing
  • Mindfulness Teaching- supporting an individual who lives in the area, helping them to deliver a much needed service to impact the mental well being of local people
  • St. George’s Church- a refurbishment of the annex kitchen, used by many local community groups, organisations and lunch clubs
  • Springfield Wildfowl Rescue Team- aiming to train volunteers about how to rescue and look after injured wildlife
  • The Horsefair Clock- donation towards the cost of the new Horsefair clock, to replace the iconic timepiece that stood outside The Old Peacock for over 50 years 
Website Refresh

We’ve been doing some spring cleaning here at Big Local and decided to have a huge clear out and refresh, starting with our website.

If you’d like to see our updated website in all its glory (including wonderful new cover photos and layout!), then head over to: http://www.biglocaldy10.org/
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.

Help us to bring together the community’s views and create opportunities to invest in our future, whilst also creating skills and confidence.

If you’re interested and want to have a say, then contact: info@biglocaldy10.org


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