Local Rep’s update for Quarter 3 2015

July – September 2015: The latest update from our Big Local Rep

bill b 0506Running things

The partnership consists of eight people, seven of whom are residents. It meets monthly to review progress on the plan and respond to new opportunities and requests. Some active partnership members take on perhaps more than is sustainable. Further efforts through the Local Trusted Organisation to bring in additional administrative support have not worked; other options are being explored. Additional capacity to support the crucial communications function is being looked into.

Doing things

The Warsop Carnival was once again a huge success, drawing in many local people and those from further afield. One resident partnership member and the plan co-ordinator put in a great deal of work to ensure it runs and is so highly valued. The ROLO community chest partnership continues with Rotary and the next round has been launched. Some trialling of activity with young people had limited take up and other avenues are being explored. There has been an encouraging start though with new work with older residents and the adult education strand grows steadily. A much valued and well-publicised success was the installation of defibrillators and accompanying training in their use. The partnership visited the site of the community hub to see the building progress being made. The partnership with CAB continues to benefit a number of residents.

What next

A new round of ROLO community chest will lead to decisions being made by the panel. Security training is a course with high demand and job related opportunities due to run in the autumn. An evaluation workshop is taking place across three Big Local areas to consider how best to draw out wider achievements and change over time and across themes. An alternative plan for communications is being considered to help pick up this struggling strand.

What’s working well

Members of the partnership are working to generate new ideas on key issues and to follow up progress on others. The work of the plan co-ordinator has helped strengthen the delivery on the plan and redress gaps, for example in work with older people.


Bill Badham

Big Warsop Big Local Rep

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