Welcome to the Whitley Bay 'Our Bigger Story' website. This is part of the multi media evaluation of 15 Big Local areas in England. The website is an opportunity to follow what is changing in Whitley Bay as a result of Big Local over a ten year period.
The aim of the website is to share the learning from everything that is happening in Whitley Bay with other Big Local areas and highlight what works in communities with a wider audience of practitioners and policy makers
The latest WBBL newsletter. We have decided to stop producing these for a while and try other ways of connecting with the local community. This one included a resident's questionnaire where we asked residents for 3 suggestions about how to improve Whitley Bay.
The six-month pilot project aims to tackle jobs that people believe belong to someone else and will include activities such as small scale weeding and litter picking whilst helping less able community members to tackle jobs around the outside of their homes. Read all about it here.
In this presentation from the Newcastle Big Local Spring Event in Newcastle (April 2016) Carol Alevroyianni talks about the Whitley Bay Carnival and its role in developing a stronger sense of community and promoting awareness of Big Local as well as providing employment opportunities for local residents.
Extensive consultation has resulted in 500 people suggesting ideas about Whitley Bay. All comments and suggestions were ranked based on impact and ‘do-ability’ and a draft plan was shared at an open meeting in January 2016. A Partnership away day was held to reflect on previous delivery and consider logistical and capacity issues in the delivery of agreed projects, and achieve consensus for the detailed draft version of the Plan. Contents include: Review of years 1 and 2 Summary of object
Issue 2 of the Whitley Bay Big Local newsletter includes news about the WBBL plan for Year 3, local activities, the small grants pot, and has a 'You Said - We Did' column to show how WBBL is helping to make change happen.
A leaflet explaining WBBL plans for 2016 - 2017. It identifies achievements so far, activities for the coming year and how people can be involved.
Residents of Whitley Bay come together at Whitley Bay Big Local Community Forum to reflect on what’s happened so far and share ideas for the refreshed community plan.