Located in South East Northumberland, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea is a beautiful coastal town with huge potential - we are not naive to the fact that we face huge challenges however. Over the next 12 months we plan to look at 5 key issues to kick start a regeneration of the town. These issues are transport, marketing, empty shops, money leaving the town and the need for businesses to work together.
So far we have established our Town Team which has 2 tiers; tier one is for management, decision making and strategic direction and tier two is an open membership group who act as our eyes, ears and guides to the towns needs and perspective of the project. We have started recruitment for our Town Team Coordinator who will be the main point of contact for Portas Pilot questions. We have also developed project plans for each of our themes and work has begun on our transport scheme, local buy-in, empties project and marketing project.
Watch this space for more updates! - See more at: Newbiggin by the Sea - Portas Pilot Town