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
Due to social distancing we have not been able to hold our weekly Knit and Knatter session...until today! We created a facebook event with the zoom meeting link and also sent out personal invitations to those we hold contact details of. I expected to have to give lots of technical support , but actually it all went quite smoothly. The session was only due to last 40 minutes as we were just using the free app, but this was extended ... and the group stayed together for two hours! They shared their projects, shopping tips, how to make face masks, exercise videos and their sense of community and love! We're going to meet up weekly and are working at ways to remotely train those who aren't so "tech savvy" so they can get in the frame too!