SRC and Big Local

Big Local is an exciting opportunity for residents in 150 areas around England to use at least £1m to make a massive and lasting positive difference to their communities.

Over the last six months, SRC have been working closely with residents of the CELL (Cresswell, Ellington, Linton and Lynemouth) Big Local area to make sure that their views and opinions are not only heard, but also provide the basis for how the money should be spent.

So far, in partnership with Eljay Research we havetalked to people on their doorsteps, young people in schools, older people in sheltered accommodation and other residents at a series of public meetings and Big Chat sessions. We have also talked to local businesses and produced two reports.

For further information on this, see the CELL Big Local Website.

In addition to our work in the CELL area, our director, Pete Duncan is the Big Local Rep for two Big Local areas in Cumbria: Distington and Ewanrigg. The reps role is to oversee and provide advice to local communities on delivering their £1 million Big Lottery investment over 10 years.