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
Whitley Bay Big Local has joined with other organisations to coordinate the volunteers who have been making for the NHS. Hundreds of volunteers have donated fabrics, their times and skills to make pairs of drawstring laundry bags for NHS and care staff to take their clothes home from work. Pairs of hearts which are given to patients and families as a symbol of connection when separated have also been created. The collaboration between WBBL, North Tyneside Business Forum, Sixpenny Memories, Pink Spaghetti and Mendys has provided the safe coordination and distribution of the makes to hospitals, surgeries and care homes all over the region. The weekly online get together allows the makers to share their stories and build new connections.