Whitley Bay

Whitley Bay

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

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  • High School Students Big Local Film
    September 14, 2018      Film
    We worked with some Whitley Bay High School students and staff to support their Enquiry Based Learning project. Their target was to produce a short film to be posted on this page - mission accomplished! They made this short film over a couple of days and did a great job - researching, interviewing, presenting, video and audio recording, scripting and editing. Thanks to all that participated!
  • Our Community Shop
    September 14, 2018      Film
    Our Community Involvement Coordinator talks about the value of Big Local operating from a community shop space in Whitley Bay town centre.
  • Whitley Bay Carnival
    May 26, 2018      Film
    Whitley Bay Big Local has supported the carnival for several years - with time and money. Resurrecting the carnival was something a lot of residents wanted to see and everyone is encouraged to participate. Lots of work goes into helping people think about how they want to be involved, making costumes, providing workshop space etc. This film of the carnival tells the story of why it is a significant local event and illustrates how fun events are so important.
  • Whitley Bay Big Local: 5 years in
    May 25, 2018      Film
    This film outlines how WBBL has responded to local concerns and the kinds of activities it has delivered - from contributing to the council's seafront regeneration to the community activities taking place in the community hub.