Welcome to the Growing Together 'Our Bigger Story' website. This is part of the multi media evaluation of 15 Big Local areas in England. The website is an opportunity to follow what is changing in Growing Together as a result of Big Local over a ten year period.
The aim of the website is to share the learning from everything that is happening in Growing Together with other Big Local areas and highlight what works in communities with a wider audience of practitioners and policy makers.
Growing Together Big Local includes an area of lakes which surround the housing estates. The lakes had been neglected and become very silted up and shrubbery was overgrown. Following a pollution incident residents decided to take some action. Growing Together brought together a number of partners and with its own Big Local money and funding from the Environment Agency, Northampton Borough Council and the Mick George Community Fund, the lakes in Swanhaven Park have been cleaned up. They are already attracting much birdlife and can be enjoyed by the local community.