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Whitley Bay Christmas Lights

Funded on Spacehive 30 September 2015

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Whitley Bay Christmas Lights

Whitley Bay Christmas Lights

Whitley Bay Big Local By Whitley Bay Big Local

Whitley Bay Big Local, in partnership with local people, community groups and North Tyneside Council are planning to do something really special at Whitley Bay Station this Christmas.

Whitley Bay Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 30 Sep 2015!

This year, on November 28th 2015, we plan to start our Christmas celebrations with a festive cheer. Inspired by the Victorian heritage of Whitley Bay station we are planning a day of festivities and music before the switching on of our brand new Christmas lights by our very own Victorian Station Master.

What we'll deliver:

  • Invite local musicians to perform
  • Invite local schools to sing around the Christmas tree.
  • Provide new Christmas lights for the station area.
  • 'Winter Wonderland' best dressed shop window competition
  • Provide an arts and crafts area where children can make small gifts to take home.
  • Provide an opportunity for local businesses to promote and showcase their products and services
  • Provide an outlet for local charities to connect, fundraiser and inform residents of their services.

Why it's a great idea:

The event will encourage local residents and businesses to come together and celebrate the wonderful Whitley Bay. It will start our town's Christmas celebrations in a memorable, exciting way and, in doing so, will encourage the community to come together in an inexpensive and fun way.

We can get match funding of up to £5000 to make this happen. Please help us raise as much money as possible to make Whitley Bay shine!

By working together to encourage a greater community spirit we aim to:
- provide a platform for local charities and community groups to engage with the wider community
- provide opportunities for local residents and new small enterprises to trade in the run up to Christmas
- encourage town centre traders to work together on events
- increase footfall and encourage local residents to shop in Whitley Bay town centre and support local businesses thus boosting the local economy

Steps to get it done:

  • Contact local businesses, organisations and schools and invite them to participate in the event.
  • Creation of a special Christmas committee to organise the event.
  • Local businesses, community groups and representatives will work together
  • Work with a team of volunteers to implement the logistics of the event.
  • Work with North Tyneside Council, Police and other relevant parties


Location Whitley Bay

About the space

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How will the money be spent?Total £6,015

Christmas lights - £5,000 (83%)
Christmas tree - £150 (2%)
Wreath making workshop - £150 (2%)
Arts and crafts materials - £100 (2%)
Town Crier - £50 (1%)
Other - £565 (9%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Christmas lights
Christmas tree
Wreath making workshop
Arts and crafts materials
Town Crier
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT

Total £6,015

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