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.
Sat04Aug201811am - 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...
Sat27Oct20182pm - 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!
Sat10Nov201812 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.
Sun11Nov201811:00 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.
Sat24Nov20187:00 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.
Sat01Dec20182pm - 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.
Tue22Jan2019Thu24Jan201910am - 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.
Sat01Jun201910am - 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.
Sat27Jul201912 Noon - 4pmThurnscoe Flower Park
Stalls available, live music and dancing - a family fun day!
Tue10Sep2019Thu12Sep20199.30am - 2.30pmThurnscoe Library
Thu26Sep20193pm - 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.
Sat28Sep201911am - 4pmAstrea Academy Dearne, Goldthorpe
A festival championing creativity and celebrating community in the Dearne Area.
Sat05Oct20197:00 pmHoughton Road Community Centre
Thurnscoe Harmonic Male Voice Choir present a ‘Concert for Thurnscoe.’
Tickets available from Thurnscoe Library or BLT.
Sat26Oct201911am - 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.
Sat07Dec201912 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
Tue25Feb202011:00 amThe Thurnscoe Centre
Join us for the official unveiling of the magnificent Hare sculpture that has been relocated from Phoenix Park to the The Thurnscoe Centre.
Tue03Mar2020Wed04Mar202010:00 amHoughton Road Community Centre
Join us if you can to help us clear and plant up the raised beds on Houghton Road. All tools will be provided and refreshments available. Meet at the Houghton Road CC
Sat02May20203pm - 6pmSt Helen’s Church Hall
Join us for a Celebration of the 75th Anniversary of VE Day including some glorious 1940’s style entertainment and a display of memorabilia. Only £6 per ticket, Afternoon Tea included.
As a result of the Coronavirus crisis and it’s lasting effects, Big Local Thurnscoe is now concentrating on the needs of businesses in partnership with Enterprising Barnsley’s Launchpad team.If you are a Thurnscoe resident thinking about setting up a new business or if your small business in Thurnscoe is in need of a boost, we […]
Coronavirus may have slowed things down a little but it has made us more determined than ever to bring our Community Plaza to life for everyone. The design has developed over a period of time in consultation with many groups and residents and now includes a fantastic community garden area with space for our bespoke […]
Emergency Coronavirus Edition The Big Local Thurnscoe Spring 2020 Newsletter will be with you very soon. We are sending out this emergency newsletter in response to the Coronavirus crisis that has placed severe restrictions on all our lives at this time. With 5000 copies distributed locally it’s a great way of keeping up-to-date with what […]