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Thurnscoe – A Better Place

Our Vision & Priorities

Our vision is to make Thurnscoe an even better place to live. To do this all of our activity is based around our priorities which are;

  • Bringing the community together
  • A community where everyone knows what’s going on
  • A healthy environment for everyone to enjoy

What is Big Local?

Big Local is an exciting opportunity for residents to use £1m to make a massive and lasting positive difference to their communities. It’s about bringing 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.

Big Local projects are running in 150 areas around England. The funding is distributed by the Local Trust. It was setup with £200 million by the Big Lottery Fund which receives a portion of money from every National Lottery ticket sale. More…

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What’s happening in Thurnscoe

Latest events and projects and how you can get involved.

  • Sat
    04
    Aug
    2018
    11am - 4pmThurnscoe Park

    This is Big Local Thurnscoe's flagship community event and we invite you all to come along.

    On Saturday 4th August we will once again be creating a giant beach in our award-winning Thurnscoe Park complete with buckets and spades and deckchairs! Find out more...

  • Sat
    27
    Oct
    2018
    2pm - 6pmThurnscoe Flower Park

    Prepare for a scare with spooky activities and entertainment suitable for all ages.

    Pumpkin carving! Zombie make up work- shop! Special lighting and sound effects!

    FREE ADMISSION

  • Sat
    10
    Nov
    2018
    12 Noon - 2pm18 Grange Crescent, Thurnscoe

    Come down to our Open Day on Saturday 10th November, 12pm – 2pm to look round our newly refurbished 3 bedroomed house for sale! This is a superb opportunity to purchase a spacious semi-detached family house with gardens to 3 sides and off road parking for 80k. Close to Thurnscoe Train Station and local schools.

  • Sun
    11
    Nov
    2018
    11:00 amThurnscoe Flower Park

    Big Local Thurnscoe has donated a new oak tree to Thurnscoe Flower Park to commemorate the centenary of the end of WW1, and will be attending the Remembrance Service on Sunday 11th November at 11am in Thurnscoe Park.

  • Sat
    24
    Nov
    2018
    7:00 pmSt Helen’s Church, Thurnscoe

    Join us for a lovely evening with our very own Thurnscoe Harmonic Male Voice Choir playing a special benefit concert for Big Local Thurnscoe and St Helen’s Church.

  • Sat
    01
    Dec
    2018
    2pm - 5pmThurnscoe Library

    Our final community event of the year takes place on Saturday 1st December at Thurnscoe Library from 2pm. Santa will be in his grotto (£2) and we will have festive entertainment from Barnsley Met Concert Band and Thurnscoe Harmonic Male Voice Choir.

  • Tue
    22
    Jan
    2019
    Thu
    24
    Jan
    2019
    10am - 4pmThurnscoe Library

    We have joined forces with BMBC’s Launchpad service to bring a Pop Up Business School to Thurnscoe in the New Year.

    This is a brilliant opportunity to get expert advice and support with all aspects of setting up a business from financial planning to marketing- and it’s FREE to Thurnscoe residents!

    Sessions will run 10am to 4pm and will take place at Thurnscoe Library.

    Places are strictly limited and need to be booked via Alison on 07557 740330.

  • Sat
    01
    Jun
    2019
    10am - 1pmGoldthorpe Pentecostal Community Church

    A community workshop to design a mosaic to be displayed at the Dearne Community Arts' Festival on 28 September. Come along to make a tile mosaic centrepiece. All equipment and help given; no previous experience necessary. Suitable for children 5+ to adults.

  • Sat
    27
    Jul
    2019
    12 Noon - 4pmThurnscoe Flower Park

    Stalls available, live music and dancing - a family fun day!

  • Tue
    10
    Sep
    2019
    Thu
    12
    Sep
    2019
    9.30am - 2.30pmThurnscoe Library
  • Thu
    26
    Sep
    2019
    3pm - 6pmThurnscoe Library

    This will be an opportunity for residents and stakeholders to find out more about our proposed Plaza development on part of Thurnscoe Sports Ground. At the meeting we will have representatives from Freestyle, Barnsley Council and Big Local Thurnscoe to discuss any concerns or views that people have.

  • Sat
    28
    Sep
    2019
    11am - 4pmAstrea Academy Dearne, Goldthorpe

    A festival championing creativity and celebrating community in the Dearne Area.

  • Sat
    05
    Oct
    2019
    7:00 pmHoughton Road Community Centre

    Thurnscoe Harmonic Male Voice Choir present a ‘Concert for Thurnscoe.’

    Tickets available from Thurnscoe Library or BLT.

  • Sat
    26
    Oct
    2019
    11am - 4pmSt Helen's Church Hall

    Reach for the stars at our fun packed family Space Day!

    Featuring a mobile planetarium, fun science workshops and much more.

  • Sat
    07
    Dec
    2019
    12 Noon - 4pmThurnscoe Library

    Enjoy some Festive Family Fun at our Christmas Cracker on Saturday 7th December from 12 Noon till 4pm at Thurnscoe Library.
    Refreshments • Children’s Entertainer • Family Crafts Christmas Lights switch-on at 3.45pm
    Plus… Meet Father Christmas in his Magical Grotto only £2 per child

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