Welcome to the Bontagu '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 Bontagu 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 Bontagu with other Big Local areas and highlight what works in communities with a wider audience of practitioners and policy makers.
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. Read more here, and see the photo.
A timeline of Bountegu Big Local milestones 2012-2016, concluding with 700 registered members and 40 active volunteers.
A discussion between Growing Together Big Local partnership members about they work together, what's been achieved so far, how they are making a difference, how they manage their own and others' expectations, and their thoughts about the future. Their conclusion - 'it's all about growing together'.
In this presentation from the Big Local Spring Event in London (April 2016) Bountagu Big Local partnership describes its approach to environmental improvements. These include tackling fly-tipping, improving green spaces and the development of allotment and garden projects.
This three year plan describes the focus for Bountagu Big Local from April 2016 to March 2019. This plan follows on from the first plan that covered the period from October 2013 to March 2016.
A short pamphlet outlining the development of Bountegu Big Local two years in to delivery of its plan.
The Community Fair was organised to raise the profile of the Big Local and the work it is supporting. In this film those involved in Bountagu reflect on the challenges facing the community, Big Local plans to address these and reflect on the changes Big Local has made for the community and individuals.
It’s about bringing everyone together, using all our local talent, skills and energy to make the area an even better place to live, now and in the future. The emphasis is always on ‘we’ and ‘our’: if it is to mean anything, Bountagu has to be a community effort that we all feel belongs to us. “Within ten years, we will build an integrated, harmonious Bountagu community, bringing together diverse groups...
This short film gives local residents views on the local community and outlines the needs that the Big Local Partnership aim to address – in particular developing services for children and young people.