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
"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. "
What do Whitley people really want for their town?
Meet Nick Wright who is helping to bring Whitley Bay back to its former glory.
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.
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
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 their Big Local Community Forum to reflect on what’s happened so far and share ideas for the refreshed community plan.
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.