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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  • 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.
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    Spring Newsletter 2018
    April 2, 2018      Text
    The latest WBBL newsletter was in Spring 2018 - they have decided to stop producing these for a while and try other ways of connecting with the local community. This one included a resident's questionnaire where we asked residents for 3 suggestions about how to improve Whitley Bay, an update on the activities of the Big Local funded Whitley Bay Neighbourhood Caretakers, and an example of how a Whitley Bay Big Local Small Sparks grant has been used.
  • Community Forum, Small Sparks and Shop Launch.
    September 19, 2017      Photo
    After a few months of hard work, WBBL felt that it was time to invite anyone and everyone to see our new home, hear about our work and see the inspiring things that our Small Sparks Award Winners have done to bring people together in Whitley Bay!