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The Residents Stories

Our Bigger Story is a multimedia evaluation which aims to record change in Big Local areas, and understand how those changes come about and how they can be sustained. Residents are telling their stories of change over a ten year period, through a range of media including animation and film.

Grassland Hasmoor Big Local: Time for a Change Event

This ‘Time for a Change’ event brought together residents, voluntary and community organisations and local authority officers and members who have some connection with Grassland Hasmoor Big Local.

This is a summary of the discussions around:
• what is changing in Grassmoor and Hasland,
• the extent to which Grassland Hasmore Big Local is contributing to making a difference in the area,
• how residents can drive change in their communities and the implications of this for future policy and practice.

The Third Sector Research Centre at the University of Birmingham is carrying out a longitudinal evaluation of the Big Local programme. Grassland Hasmoor is one of fifteen Big Local areas that volunteered to be a case study. The ‘Our Bigger Story’ evaluation uses a range of media to record progress and learning; this can be viewed at