All our Community Projects are done with the benefit of the community in mind and fit into one of our three themes: Our Residents Can Flourish, Our Environment Can Blossom, and Our Economy Can Grow.
We want to make sure we're addressing the community need through projects that are as accessible and inclusive as they can be. So, if you have any questions on the projects below or ideas on how to make our patch of East Finchley an even better place to live, drop us a line!
A long standing infrastructure project for us, we've made some good progress on our renovation of Manor Park Road and Trinity Road Underpass in the past few months.
We are having a community clean-up of the Underpass on Sunday 22nd October, 1pm-3pm! Register here.
We have brought a Project Manager from Mills Power on board to oversee the works. They have explored options for improvements of the underpass.
We have recently received a commitment from the council to work with us on this project and fund an employee to oversee the project within the council. Keep up to date with our work on Instagram!
Market Place Playground
This project remains a priority for both us and the community, with many residents agreeing that more and better play areas would make our area even better.
We have supported the formation of the Friends of Market Place Playground group, who have taken the lead on community organising, fundraising, lobbying, and overseeing the design of the renovated playground.
Universal Basic Income Pilot
We're currently exploring the possibility and benefits of hosting a UBI pilot in our patch of East Finchley, along with a number of other Big Local areas across England.
Our next stage of development is going to centre around research and pooling together resources, as well as bringing together a group of people to form a dedicated UBI task force charged with shaping the pilot and pushing the agenda forward.
GBL Youth Forum
We're hoping to create a GBL Youth Forum, made up of local young people aged between 10-15 years old.
This youth group will be a space designed for young people, by young people. We want them to be at the centre of change in our local area, calling the shots and deciding what projects, events, or programmes they want to happen.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to be looped into the next steps!
GBL has recently been exploring the possibility of installing a community fridge at Tarling Road Community Centre. We are currently in talks with Hubbub and Co-op, who have partnered to install 250 community fridges across the UK. We have also been working alongside Barnet Council and Tarling Road Community Centre to secure a location for the fridge, that is accessible to all in our area.
A community fridge is a public space where local residents can share and access surplus food. This includes donations from local businesses. The fridge would enable our community of East Finchley to prevent food waste and redistribute food amongst the community, by linking up all the different food projects in the area.
We are currently asking where would you find it easiest to drop off food and pick it up from? Please fill out our short survey here to let us know your thoughts!
Nowadays being able to use a computer is vital for a lot of day-to-day tasks - from booking hospital appointments to ordering shopping, finding a job to banking, applying for benefits to checking availability for a swim!
Therefore, Grange Big Local is excited to announce that we have been working with BOOST Barnet to deliver free digital skills 'How-to' sessions which are designed to help the Grange Big Local Community to get online.
These will run in East Finchley Library on Wednesdays every two weeks from 10th August- 30th November. Please contact us on 07402834108 or email@example.com to express your interest.