To support a diverse and thriving Aberfeldy community where people look after each other and feel safe. To facilitate increased and varied employment, health and leisure opportunities for all.
What is Big Local?
Big Local is an exciting opportunity for residents in 150 areas around England to use at least £1m to make a massive and lasting positive difference to their communities. Big Local is a 10-year programme, it’s about bringing together all the local talent, ambitions, skills and energy from individuals, groups and organizations who want to make their area an even better place to live.
Big Local is being run by 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.
The four programme outcomes for Big Local are:
- Communities will be better able to identify local needs and take action in response to them.
- People will have increased skills and confidence, so that they continue to identify and respond to needs in the future.
- The community will make a difference to the needs it priorities.
- People will feel that their area is an even better place to live.
What’s it not about?
It’s NOT about your local authority, the government or a national organization telling you what to do.
It’s NOT about individual groups fixing their favorite problem without talking to a wide range of different people who live and work in the community.
It’s NOT about short-term thinking – you’ve got 10 years or more to plan and deliver the best options for your area.
Big Local Area
Aberfeldy in the East India and Lansbury Ward, lies in the Poplar area of Tower Hamlets. Aberfeldy is bordered to the west by the Blackwall Tunnel, to the south by the busy East India Dock Road, and to the north-east by the Bow Creek River.
The area is home to around 4,000 people, 30% of these residents are under 16. There are nearly 1,000 homes in the area. Many of these homes are council owned, low rise blocks.
Contact us below if you are from this area and would like to get involved.