big local Tag

Here is the latest blog update from Allenton Big Local’s Rep, Bill Badham:

Bill Badham, Local Trust Rep

Here’s a great article which has just been published online by Positive News. It talks about Big Local as a “bold approach to regeneration, investing over ten years in communities which have been overlooked for funding in the past and, most radically, letting residents hold the £1m purse-strings.”

“Resident decision-makers have gained confidence in public speaking, accounting and community consultation.”

“For most people in these areas, this is the first time they have ever experienced this degree of control over so much money.”

CrowdsandStalls

The Event @ Allenton attracted over 1,250 people on Saturday 13 September. The community day was held at Merrill Academy and was organised by The Enthusiasm Trust. It included activities, stalls and a car boot sale and was attended by people of all ages, including plenty of families and children who enjoyed trying out the various activities on offer.