The Future of Social Housing is the subject of a major Rotherham Federation meeting on Friday 26th January 2018. Speakers include John Healey MP Shadow Minister of Housing, Cllr Dominic Beck RMBC Cabinet Member for Housing and Neighbourhoods, John Bibby Chief Executive Officer of the Association of Retained Council Housing and Lilian Shears Vice Chair of Rotherham Federation.
Community groups can apply for small grants of up to £200 for projects that benefit the residents of Thurcroft. To be funded, your proposed project needs to support one of the three themes in the Thurcroft Big Local Plan –Community Pride, Regeneration or Children and Young People.
In 2011 Thurcroft was awarded £1 million from the Big Lottery. At this time we asked the community what they would like to see the money spent on. We listened and since then we have done lots of things in the village including:- Building a brand new Thurcroft Hub, Youth Clubs, Small Community Grants, Litter Picks and Skips, yearly Gala and other events, Advice Sessions, Playground, Tiny Explorers Nursery canopy, Day Trips for younger and older people, Newsletters, School Holiday activities etc.
The Equipment fund gives an opportunity for small groups in Rotherham to apply for up to £200 for items which will sustain the Group over the years (for example Tables for event which can be reused or loaned out).
3 positions on the Trustees Board are open to election. Elections are up for representatives from Rother Valley West, Wentworth Valley and Rotherham North.
Rotherham Federation is now one of 20 Social Action Hubs around the country. Social action hubs are locally rooted community organisations which support people to contribute to and create a better community and build a more democratic society.
Cheeky elves took over the outdoor market on Saturday to share Christmas joy and naughtiness with the people of Rotherham. Mrs Clause sat within the log cabin grotto which has been turned into an ‘immersive Christmas wonderland’.