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.

Birchfield Big Local: Change all around us

Birchfield Big Local is the residential area closest to the site of the Commonwealth Games Athletes Village. This photo-story records both how the areas around Big Local have changed over the years and the major infra-structure and accommodation changes that are planned for the 2022 Games. This is a record of how the area looks and feels prior to major roadworks, the building of the Athletes Village and the redevelopment of the Birchfield shopping area. Our Bigger Story will continue to record the impact of these changes on local communities up to, and after, the Games themselves