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Welcome to Wormley and Turnford Big Local

Big Local is run by the Local Trust, which is working with over £200m from the Big Lottery fund and a range of partners, providing expert advice and support for residents in more than 150 areas around England. The aim is to make a massive and lasting positive difference to communities, bringing together talent, ambitions, skills and energy from individuals, groups and organisations who want to make their area an even better place to live.

Wormley and Turnford Big Local (WTBL) has been awarded a massive one million pound grant by the Big Lottery Fund. It’s earmarked for community projects run by local people over the next ten years.

WTBL was set up in Autumn 2012. After two well-publicised community engagement meetings, we introduced the idea of creating the project and asked for volunteers to help bring about big change in their area. As a result, a partnership of resident volunteers was formed to gather ideas and views from local people about how we can work together to improve the local area. From this, we wrote and submitted the Wormley and Turnford Community Plan which was approved by the Big Lottery Fund in Autumn 2014.

The next step of the project was launched to Wormley and Turnford residents in January 2015, enabling them to apply for grants and support for events and projects designed to bring the local community together.

Latest news regarding the future of Wormley Community Centre!

Click here to read a statement about recent developments and important information for bookings in the next few weeks.

WTBL is here to help you organise and run events and activities which will help improve the lives of everyone who lives in the area and create a much greater feeling of community. We’ll do this by giving advice and support to groups and individuals with the ideas and motivation to help build our community with activities such as:

  • summer fêtes
  • street parties
  • youth clubs
  • sports clubs
  • allotment projects
  • activities and facilities for kids and their families
  • outings and activities for the elderly and disabled
  • encouraging local enterprise
  • skills exchange
  • use of our wonderful open spaces

All the events will be advertised on this website, so if you’re looking for something to do visit the Events page.

WTBL is also going to provide an active voice on behalf of the community. We’ll be talking to the Council and local organisations to encourage them to provide better access to local facilities. If you have any ideas about what needs to be done, talk to us.

This is a very exciting time. We believe that Wormley and Turnford Big Local is going to be an extremely valuable initiative to improve life for residents and help create a better sense of community for us all. Thinking of volunteering? Click here to find out how!

If you’ve been inspired to volunteer or join our partnership, we’d be delighted to hear from you! Some of the ways you could get involved are suggested in our leaflet Opportunities to Volunteer. Why not download a Volunteer Form and return it to the hub, email us info@wtbiglocal.org.uk, or call us on 07903 390649.