LOCAL residents joined MPs and councillors in Thurnscoe last weekend to celebrate the tenth anniversary of a community project.

The event for Big Local Thurnscoe marked a decade since the organisation received more than £1m in National Lottery funding to make positive changes in the area.

The centrepiece of the event was the Architects of Air Lumini installation, which helped share some of the stories the organisation has shared over the last ten years.

The event also included a marketplace of opportunities, with locals able to share their ideas for the future.

However, the scheme has now come to an end with the Thurnscoe Regeneration CIO carrying on the group’s work.

A spokesperson said: “Over the last ten years we’ve worked together with the community in Thurnscoe to create fun events and make lots of tangible changes to the village, including the community plaza, Go Wild! sculpture trail, mosaic, play areas, Christmas lights and much more.

“We want the momentum and positive changes to continue, so we’ve set up a new charity called Thurnscoe Regeneration.

“We will look after projects including the community plaza, the Christmas lights and tree and the Go Wild sculptures.

“The charity will apply for funding to put on exciting community events, create opportunities for children and young people in Thurnscoe and improve our green spaces.”