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Whitley Bay Big Local refurbishment plans

We have secured funding to make our vision of developing a low carbon community centre in Whitley Bay a reality with funding from the Community Ownership Fund, North of Tyne Combined Authority, Coop and Local Trust. We are working with CEAD Architects based in Newcastle to create a financially and environmentally sustainable building.

You can view the plans here. We have been consulting with the Whitley Bay Big Local community about our plans for the future. The consultation has beeb online and in the building at 158 Whitley Road, Whitley Bay.

If you would like more information, send an email to

We look forward to hearing your comments on our plans.

Building Refurbishment Plans Survey

The range of activities on offer in March 2022 at Whitley Bay Big Local  include:

  • Knit and Natter,

  • Stay N Play Kids Tea Time Club,  

  • Deaf & Sign  Meet-Up,  

  • Happy to Chat,  

  • Men's Pie Club,

  • Dr Bike Cycle Servicing,

  • BayCreate Workshop,

  • Theatre  and Drama Workshop for Adults,

  • Act2Cam Creative Performing Arts Classes for Kids, 

  • The Spanish Box (Spanish lessons)

More information can be found on FaceBook  on the Events page

To what extent do they meet the needs of local people?
Looking at the plans for sustainable improvements to the building, how important do you feel it is to make a community building in Whitley Bay that is environmentally friendly to run?

How much are the following spaces needed in Whitley Bay?

Space for creativity
Spaces for community activities, parties and clubs?
Workspaces, meeting rooms and office hire?

Looking at the architectural plans for the building, is there anything that you:

If  would like to receive information and updates about Whitley Bay Big Local’s activities and be invited to have your say on activity plans and issues of local importance, you can become Whitley Bay Big Local Member by completing our Membership form 

Thanks for your input!

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