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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  • WBBL community eco-hub, film 5: managing the development process
    June 28, 2022      Film
    Film 5: June 2022. David continues his video diary about the creation of a community eco-hub for Whitley Bay and the challenges, and sometimes frustrations of managing the development process - achieving the steps one by one, all the work going on behind the scenes, trying to find what will work for everyone and maintaining it as a community-led project.
  • Whitley Bay Big Local community eco-hub. Film 4
    March 7, 2022      Film
    In this short video diary series, David Carnaffan talks about Big Local's ambitions to create a bustling community hub and securing the funding to make it happen.
  • 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.