Big Local

Whitley Bay Big Local

An area of Whitley Bay has been selected to receive £1million of Big Local funding which the local community will decide how to use to improve their area. The first public meeting for Big Local in Whitley Bay took place on 15 May 2012 and attracted 77 local residents. The Big Local Partnership Board has now been appointed and VODA is acting as the local trusted organisation, which means we manage the finance and admin on behalf of Big Local.

The Whitley Bay Big Local final plan is now available to view: Final Plan

If you are interested in supplying a quotation for activities contributing to the delivery of the plan, current opportunities are available here: Quotation Requests

Click for timeline of opportunities for year one.

Upcoming Events

Saturday 30 August 2014, 10am to 4pm -  Drop in event in the Whitley Bay Big Local shop (82 Park View) for residents to have their say and pledge their support for the plans drawn up for the town. More information here

The next Partnership Board meeting is on Tuesday 9 September, 6.15pm, at New Prospects, 38 South Parade, NE26 2RQ. If you would like to attend as an observer, please contact Emma Raynor,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The next Community Forum meeting is on Tuesday 23 September, 6.30pm, at Oxford Street Methodist Church, 43 Oxford Street, NE26 1AD.  If you would like to attend, please contact Emma Raynor, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

The programme of Summer Activities for Young People commences on Monday 4 August 2014.  Click here for the full programme.  Please contact Emma Raynor, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you would like to book a place on any of the activities.

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