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.
Our first ever pop up Business School will take place between 22-24th January and we are looking for any budding entrepreneurs to get involved! The course is free and strictly limited to 10 places. The programme is still being finalised but if you would like more information, please contact Alison on 07557 740330.
Volunteers from BMBC Business Delivery team based at Gateway Plaza spent a full day volunteering at Thurnscoe Library to support Big Local Thurnscoe ahead of our ‘Christmas Cracker’ event. Tasks included turning a meeting room into Santa’s Grotto, putting up 2 Christmas trees and wrapping up over 200 presents! Volunteers spent the whole day working […]
Our 18 new Christmas lights have now been installed all along Houghton Road and Lidgett Lane. Although the initial cost has been very high (over 10K) the infrastructure is now in place and we have purchased the motifs so this cost should be much more manageable going forward. Thanks again to Balmoral Tanks for supporting […]