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 Big Local community eco-hub development film 3
    March 7, 2022      Film
    In this 3rd video diary, David talks about the development of a community-led environmental action plan for Whitley Bay
  • Creating and funding a community eco-hub for Whitley Bay
    February 1, 2022      Film
    This is the second video diary from Whitley Bay Big Local. Here, David Carnaffon talks about the involvement of residents in the design, the aims of the community eco-hub and the variety of ways in which the funding is being pieced together.
  • Whitley Bay Community Eco-Hub: the vision
    February 1, 2022      Film
    Whitley Bay Big Local has long held dreams of owning its own community space. Having rented buildings since the start, it is now creating a community eco-hub. This is the first of a series of video diaries about the process of buying and transforming an old job centre building into a fit for purpose community eco-hub.
  • Bay Create - craft and chat
    May 23, 2021      Photo
    This was the first Bay Create craft and chat at Whitley Bay Big Local over Easter. The painted pebbles of iconic Whitley Bay images were fantastic as you can see!