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 published a Welcome Leaflet to explain what Big Local is all about in Whitley Bay. The leaflet will go to all households and businesses in the area and be available for people to pick up in our community shop. We often get feedback that people don't know what Big Local is about. This is despite us having a community space on the high street, holding lots of community events and activities, having a strong social media presence, a website, getting regular articles in our local paper, holding community consultations and producing numerous newsletters over the last few years. Raising awareness, publicity and PR is a challenge!