Grange Big Local

The Grange Estate and neighbouring areas in East Finchley, including Font Hills and Thomas More estates, are at an early stage of spending the lottery grant of £1 million received through Local Trust's Big Local initiative. This is a resident-led programme that aims to make the area an even better place to live. The current Grange Big Local Plan covers the period from April 2016 to March 2018 and Grange Big Local has published its own annual report for the period April 2016 to March 2017 – this can be found at www.grangebiglocal.org.
 
Highlights from this period include:
 
April 2016 – Grange Big Local began developing contracting arrangements to ensure effective delivery against the Plan
June 2016 - The first Grange Big Local annual general meeting was held
July 2016 – The new East Finchley advice service was established and now runs regularly at St Mary’s parish centre - Grange Big Local’s investment of £18,142, including room hire, has already put more than this amount into the pockets of local people in terms of savings
August 2016 – Rara Cooperative completed its feasibility study on the underpass between Manor Park Road and Trinity Road
September 2016 – The fourth Grange Big Local community festival was held at Bishop Douglass School
November 2016 – Finchley & Golders Green Area Committee awarded Grange Big Local £9,999 towards its underpass project
January 2017 – A workshop was held at Rara’s Clapton office to discuss the practicalities of the underpass project
March 2017 - Grange Big Local took on the services of Community Land Use to explore options regarding the Tarling Road community centre and Space and Place Design by Avra Ploumi-Archer to develop an open spaces strategy
 
Thanks go to CommUNITY Barnet for its role as Locally Trusted Organisation for Grange Big Local in this crucial phase, supporting its community partnership manager and partnership board members in delivering on the Plan.
 
Contact Jon Woolfson on 020 8364 8400 | jonw.gbl@communitybarnet.org.uk
 
 
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