Lottery cash boost to support project

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An initiative helping provide more information on community events and activities in the borough has received a lottery boost.

Park View Project, based in Whitley Bay, is a new community-based initiative led by a small community group helping share information.

And the project has received a £10,000 boost from the Big Lottery Fund’s Awards for All to help open a unit at 198-200 Park View, supported by North Tyneside Disability Forum’s outreach and community shop.

The project currently operates on Tuesday and Wednesday from the newly furnished IT suit in the NTDF Community Shop.

Dr Bob Dennis, chairperson of the Park View Project Group, said: “In sharing information and maximising local opportunities and resources, the energies of local people, and their groups will catalyse a greater local knowledge base, generate new community activity and liaisons.”

The support from Awards for All will enable the project to harness the skills of local people whilst furnishing a physical and digital information hub.

It will provide community reporting activity to younger and older people, capture information across all sectors and share personal views and experiences around “what worked for me”.

For more information contact Bob on (0191) 253 3933 on Tuesdays or Wednesdays or on (0191) 2008585 at other times or alternatively email parkviewproject@aol.co.uk