Cath MacCartan stood down as a member of Thurcroft Big Local Partnership at the open meeting on Monday 2nd October. The Partnership would like to thank Cath for her work and support over the last four years. The fantastic contribution she has made to community life in the village and the successful projects she has led on, the biggest and most successful was the construction of the Thurcroft Sports Hub with which she will remain involved as a Director of Thurcroft Bottom Club.
Cath has demonstrated outstanding dedication, commitment and enthusiasm in support of the Partnership and deliver of the Thurcroft Big Local Plan. She has organised events, supported new community activity and engaged with local trust events and training. More recently she has developed and used her skills to attract additional external funding for projects to develop the Sports Hub.
Tony Simmonds, Chair of the Partnership, said: “Everyone in the Partnership will miss Cath and the massive contribution she made to Thurcroft Big Local. In particular her work and effort to build and develop the Thurcroft Sports Hub will provide a real legacy for generations to come.”
Steve Ruffle, from locally trusted body Rotherham Federation of Communities, added: “It’s been a real privilege to work with Cath. Cath is a real do-er. She has made stuff happen and taken projects forward. Thurcroft Big Local would not have got as far as it has without her vision and steadfast commitment for the good of Thurcroft.”
Alister Shaw, Local Trust representative, said: “Cath personifies what Big Local is all about, discovering and tapping in to local talent and passion to make things better for everyone living and working in the area. Cath’s commitment and dedication to the people of Thurcroft is evident to everyone who has ever had the privilege of talking or working with her. Cath has contributed and learned so much in her time on the Big Local partnership. It’s great to know that while she will be moving on from the Big Local partnership she will continue to support and develop the new Thurcroft Hub and remain a great partner to the Big Local process in Thurcroft.”
There remains some vacancies on the Thurcroft Big Local Partnership for residents wishing to help continue to deliver the Local Plan and make a difference in the village. The positions are unpaid. For more details contact Rachel Cole on Rachel.firstname.lastname@example.org or 01709 368515.