Resident-led Partnership

All residents of the Big Local area are welcome to attend Resident-led Partnership meetings.  As space is limited, please contact Jan Papworth, our Community Development Worker on 01424 444010 or if you would like to come along, so that we can make sure you have a seat.

The dates of the remaining Resident-led Partnership meetings in 2018/19 are:

​Monday 04 June at Orbit, Ore Valley Road

Wednesday 04 July Downs Farm Community Centre

No meeting in August

Monday 03 September

Tuesday 02 October

Wednesday 7th November

Monday 10th December

No meeting in January

Tuesday 05 February

Wednesay 06 March

The Resident-led Partnership manages the Big Local programme of events and projects in our area.  The following residents were elected to the resident-led partnership at the annual general meeting on 10 May 2017:

Pat Simnett (Chair), Jackie Gaunt, Mags Pawson, Becky Polain, Richard Street, Maureen Gardiner, Gary Storer, Lisa Bartholomew and Rachel Pearson.  Co-opted members chosen at the June meeting of the resident led partnership and these are Tania Charman, Emile Tambeh and Steve Manwaring.  Jim Breeds was co-opted as a resident member in the February meeting.

The resident-led partnership can have between 8 and 20 voting members elected from the Big Local Group. Elected members can be:

  • residents who live within the Big Local boundary (the majority of members);

  • supporters who work, shop and/or use facilities in the area; and

  • co-opted members selected for their specialist knowledge of the local area or a particular area of activity that will help the partnership deliver the action plan.

The resident-led partnership appoints its officers  and can appoint sub-groups to help it carry out its responsibilities.

If you would like to stand for election to the resident-led partnership download the application form by clicking on the link below.

Aims of the Resident-led Partnership

The partnership will be a dynamic group of community led members that are truly representative of North East Hastings.  It will hold regular meetings at which everyone has a voice and every voice is heard equally. The meetings will be democratic, well-structured and inclusive.


  • Strong, effective and active partnership.

  • Representative through people and skills.

  • Forward looking and progressive whilst building on past experiences and collaboration.

  • Local understanding of the Big Local ‘brand’ as a positive opportunity to make a difference.

    The terms of reference of the resident-led partnership can be downloaded by clicking on the link below.

    Approved notes of meetings can be downloaded by clicking on the links below.

I cannot afford to attend Big Local meetings

We might be able to help.  We have an expenses policy designed to enable local residents to particpate in Big Local meetings, training and volunteering.  To see whether you are eligible for help and how to claim please click here.