Three Parishes

Three Parishes

Welcome to the Three Parishes '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 Three Parishes 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 Revoe Blackpool with other Big Local areas and highlight what works in communities with a wider audience of practitioners and policy makers.

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  • Gabowen Station Redevelopment
    October 1, 2021      Film
    The Grade II Listed buildings at Gobowen Station were built in a distinctive Italianate style, and form an important landmark in the heart of the village. They were converted for business use in the 1980’s, but following long-term neglect they were put up for auction by 2016. Gobowen Area Improvement Group (an umbrella organisation representing various local bodies) campaigned for the buildings to be used for the benefit of the community and to encourage public transport use, including reinstatement of a train service to the Orthopaedic Hospital and Oswestry. The following year the freehold was acquired by Oswestry Station Building Trust (OSBT), enabled by a loan and grant from Three Parishes Big Local. This has safeguarded the not-for... 
  • Fallen Branches Social Enterprise
    September 1, 2021      Film
    This is the story of Fallen Branches - a social enterprise advised by Be a better fish a small/community business development project supported by Three Parishes Big Local.
  • Be a Better Fish: Community Enterprise Development
    November 1, 2020      Film
    In this film, edited by Glenn, the Media Rep for Three Parishes Big Local, Paul Newman explains his 'Be a Better Fish' business. This initiative, supported by Big Local, aims to promote social enterprise and business development in Gobowen, Weston Rhyn, and St. Martins, Shropshire. The project has been extended to provide employment and business start-up support for local residents who have recently become unemployed and who wish to start their own business.
  • Community Adviser Karen Williams talks about the continued support available
    May 26, 2020      Film
    Community Adviser Karen Williams talks about the continued support available