Whitley Bay

Whitley Bay

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

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Timeline

  • August 1, 2017 Photo

    "We are Here!" "Find us at 305 Whitley Road NE26 2HU WBBL is now in the centre of the town. It’s a much needed space for us to operate from and other community groups to share. Getting local people together, building on strengths in a safe and welcoming place. "

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    July 25, 2017 Text

    Our Summer Newsletter. Year Nine Pupils from the local high school

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  • February 13, 2017 Photo

    Local people joined Andy our Town Caretaker to help clear up Trinity Church which has been unused and unloved for quite some time. Just a couple of hours work and it's looking a lot better already!

  • February 10, 2017 Film

    What do Whitley people really want for their town?

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    Whitley Bay Big Local, together with North Tyneside Council, has introduced the new seafront telescopes to encourage both residents and visitors to take a closer look beyond the shore and admire the views of the beautiful coastline. The free to use telescopes, which have been funded by Whitley Big Local and installed by North Tyneside Council, can be found on the promenade at either end of the Big Local area.

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    October 25, 2016 Text

    A record of the huge amount of activity going on in Whitley Bay Big Local on the 20th October 2016

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    November 15, 2016 Text

    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.

  • August 5, 2016 Film

    On 5th August 2016, WBBL brought together residents, volunteers, community organisations, local businesses and public agencies to tell their stories about how Big Local is making their town an even better place to live.

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    June 16, 2016 Text

    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

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    April 18, 2016 Text

    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.

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    April 18, 2016 Text

    A leaflet explaining WBBL plans for 2016 - 2017. It identifies achievements so far, activities for the coming year and how people can be involved.

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    December 22, 2015 Text

    Whitley Bay Big Local Plan outlines Big Local’s original aspirations for the area. Against Big Local outcomes, the Plan identifies the responses to needs and priorities identified through consultations with the local community.