Creating a springboard for a locally led recovery and re-imagination of the North of Tyne
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:
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:
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