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’re Coming Home’ celebrating Whitley Bay, was created by three locals: author Sue Miller who wrote the script, teacher Stephen Mason and the film maker Chris Ainsley. “I've lived in Whitley Bay all my life,' explains Chris. ‘….. I could see the changes that had happened and sense the difference in the way people were starting to feel. I wanted to capture some of that ….” Teacher and actor Stephen Mason, who for years worked in local pubs and clubs said: “I jumped at the chance to take part ...it felt like a great opportunity to challenge how we all think about our individual responsibilities to those around us - what we each do and what we say to make a difference.” “Creating our community means how we all choose to live together. Everyone has a part to play, so the film’s really a call to arms”.