Last night I was at the Mallard with other members of the Brookside Big Local steering group and partners from the police, Telford & Wrekin Council and Stirchley & Brookside Parish Council to sign the memorandum of understanding for the Big Local partnership.
It takes a lot of time and hard work to get through the Big Local process and finally get your hands on the £1m of social regeneration money. I don't think anyone involved knew quite how much time and hard work it would take and that's probably a good thing because it probably wouldn't have happened if they did!
By signing the memorandum of understanding, partners agree to support Brookside Big Local and to help deliver the plan which will shortly be going out for consultation. You can get more information on Big Local at the summer event at Windmill School on Saturday.