Big Local is a Big Lottery investment which covers 150 local areas in England. Mottingham Estate is a ‘wave 1’ Big Local area and is beneficiary of one of the £1 million investments to be used for the benefit of the community over 10 years.
Mottingham Big Local Refocused aims to ‘bring together all the local talent, ambitions, skills and energy from individuals, groups and organisations who want to make their area an even better place to live’.
The Partnership Board is made up of local residents who have voting rights, and people from organisations who work in the area. These include Clarion Futures and Community Links Bromley, which is also the Local Trusted Organisation (LTO) for Mottingham Big Local Refocused, responsible for budget, staff and 'community facilitation.'
The Partnership oversees the development and delivery of all aspects of the Big Local Plan, monitoring progress and promoting Big Local and its activities to the local community and wider stakeholders.
The scheme is at an exciting stage, with large projects on the horizon and the development of a new Big Local Plan.
For more information, please visit the Mottingham Big Local Refocused website.
Mottingham Big Local Refocused were flying the flag for their resident-led scheme at the Mottingham Fun Day on 11th August.
They had a great day giving out copies of their summer newsletter which contains details of their new Plan and projects. These include Training and Mentoring for Skills run by St. Edwards which offers accredited training in carpentry, painting and decorating and garden design for young people in the Big Local area. There’s also the Mottingham Youth Matters Forum, a new Youth Forum dedicated to Mottingham and being delivered by Bromley Children and Families Voluntary Sector Forum. The full range of projects and the Plan can be found on the Mottingham Big Local Refocused website.
Resident Board Members also handed out flyers encouraging more residents to get involved in the programme. The Board are looking for people with a range of skills who live in the Big Local area. The programme includes funded projects and Big Local activities and events – so people who enjoy focusing on the detail or being hands-on are encouraged to get involved by emailing email@example.com.