Community Support Service

Our overarching priority is to engage and involve as many people as possible to help shape focus and deliver a range of local activities, developing strong relationships with residents, groups, businesses, service providers and community facilities. Key elements of our Communications and Engagement approach are: 

  • An annual Forum and monthly Partnership Board meetings that anyone can attend
  • Public meetings to enable people to get involved with existing, and develop new projects
  • Engaging with stakeholder groups directly (e.g. schools, groups and service providers)
  • Dedicated workers to support groups to set up new projects and recruit and develop the capacity of volunteers to be able to turn ideas into reality
  • Dedicated contact links, such as telephone, email, website, Twitter and Facebook (see back page), linking to partner sites wherever possible
  • Using established printed media including local press, shopper’s guides and council publications and producing our own publicity materials
  • Electronic information screens and posters in local shops, venues and notice boards
  • Organising our own or attending other local community events, using our “Big Red Tent” to promote GHBL and engage with the local community in an informal setting.
  • Delivery of a Small Grant Application Fund providing up to £500 for local groups

GHBL Support Workers

GHBL currently employs 2 part-time Support Workers, Dallas and Karin, to act as the interface bertween the community and the Partnership. Their role is to listen to the community and its ideas, present these to the Partnership Board for consideration and pass back its decision.  They provide advice and support to projects to ensure that they are successful and create outcomes that underpin those of Grassland Hasmoor..., and encourage ongoing community engagement and inclusivity.  If you have any questions about Grassland Hasmoor... Big Local or to find out more about any of the projects or activities below, please contact Dallas This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel 07825 183569 or Karin This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tel 07825 294346. 

 Digital Display Screens

Several businesses in Grassmoor and Hasland have signed up to host digital display screens featuring regularly updated information about GHBL to keep their customers up to date with GHBL activities and events in the two villages and how they can get involved.  If you would like your business to host a screen, please contact one of our Support Workers.

Useful Information Leaflets

One of the first ideas this group had was to produce Useful Information Leaflets for each village containing details of activities, clubs and services in the area.  In 2020 both Information leaflets will be online documents only and you can find Grassmoor Useful Information Leaflet here and Hasland Useful Information Leaflet here.  If you know of any other regular activities that take place in your area that could be included in future, please let us know.

 Summer Events

GHBL sponsors two annual summer events, Eastwood Park Gala, a long established and well attended event organised by Friends of Eastwood Park and Grassmoor Funday which was established by GHBL as a result of our earliest community consultation that identified the desire for an annual event in Grassmoor along the lines of the Gala.  The events take place in June and July respectively and you can find out more about these in the Events section of this website.

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