Introduction to the report


This section provides:

  • An introduction to the report
  • Thumbnail portraits of each of the 15 Big Local areas participating in the evaluation


This report, commissioned by Local Trust, summarises the learning from 15 urban, rural and seaside Big Local areas involved in the longitudinal, multi-media evaluation of Big Local, “Our Bigger Story”, over the period 2015 and 2016.

This section provides an introduction to the 15 areas that participated as case study sites in 2015 and 2016. Following sections of the report examine progress against outcomes (Section 2), how Big Local operates in the 15 areas involved in Our Bigger Story (Section 3), thematic learning (Section 4) and the challenges facing Big Local partnerships in delivering their plans (Section 5). The final section then summarises key learning to date and highlights emerging issues for the future of Big Local.


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