Projects Funded by Withernsea Big Local
This page lists the projects funded by Withernsea Big Local – Page is arranged by most recent first.
IIW 33 Belvedere Play Area
The Belvedere play park, just off the promenade next to the boating club, will be freshened up and enhanced with new bright coloured and attractive play equipment.
IIW 32 Electrical upgrade of Valley Gardens
Electrical rectification work to achieve a safe, accessible electrical supply which is future proofed. Replace the existing lamp post lights with new economical LED fittings and high output floodlights to improve the overall lighting which is currently poor. New external power points to be fitted at high level to facilitate catering or trade vans. In the long term this could lead to more diverse events such as food festivals, markets and fairs, which, with the better lighting could also enable evening/night time use.
IIW 30 – Picture This – replacement of outmoded equipment
The Withernsea Big Local grant has enable the club to modernise their equipment to keep up the standard that people have come to expect.
IIW 29 – Meridian Centre CIO
Match funding for part time centre manager (21 hr/w) for a period of two years to carry out all administration of the centre including promoting the facilities, organising rotas of volunteers, preparing monthly reports, attending meeting, budgeting and ensuring compliance with legal and insurance requirements.
IIW 28 – Millennium Play Park signs
The current signs have oxidised due to the weather, so the information is no longer readable. This leaves the parks users unaware of who is managing the park and who to contact in regards to maintenance.
To provide four signs displaying essential information for the parks visitors, including emergency information and how to report damages.
IIW 27 – TEN Youth Job Club SHoRes Job Club has been established with the backing of Withernsea Big Local to help people from Withernsea and surrounding areas get the support they need to gain employment, our aim is to provide jobseekers from all backgrounds gain the tools, skills and confidence they need to take that step into employment. This project aims to engage young people aged 14-19 in employability skills development.
IIW 26 – Cultural Hub, ST Matthews Church
Oak stage along with chairs
Funding for a permanent oak stage into the nave at the chancel steps in order to facilitate a performance space for drama and music. The stage has to be of solid oak to be complimentary to a Grade II listed Arts and Craft Church.
Also funding for stackable black steel beech laminate chairs; again to compliment a Grade II Church, so we can provide seating for an audience in a space where we would clear the pews.
IIW 24 – Withernsea Community Rooms, Methodist Church
Match funding for materials to re-decorate the large hall and two smaller ante-rooms, one of which will house an ancillary kitchen.
IIW 23 – Beneath the Guiding Light
Host workshops in the bungalow in the lighthouse grounds. Book a quality band and put on “The last night of the proms” event in the lighthouse gardens.
IIW 22 – Seafront Initiative – Fountains
Work is planned to start on the installation of a series of pavement fountains on Withernsea’s central promenade, becoming the first on the East Yorkshire coast. The fountains, a key part of the Withernsea Seafront Improvement Plan, are being funded by Big Local, Westermost Rough at DONG Energy and East Riding of Yorkshire Council and will cost around £311,000.
IIW 21 – Withernsea Market Traders Feasibility Study and Business Plan
The study was commissioned to determine if the idea of developing the market as a social enterprise, with the premises and assets held in common ownership and the business controlled by the traders, is feasible.
IIW20 – Withernsea Pier and Promenade Association
Feasibility Study to determine if this project is technically possible, taking into consideration the location, environmental conditions (wave, wind and flooding), shipping and access to the site.
Outline of the key design standards and key parameters that would need to be considered, and determine a rough cost of each of the four stages of construction based on best and worst case scenarios.
IIW 19 – Withernsea Public Health & Wellbeing Partnership
Accommodation, food and refreshments and outdoor equipment to support the local delivery of the Mediation and Self-help (SMASH) project enabling 32 young people aged between 12 & 16 to benefit.
IIW 17 – Withernsea Entertainers
Laptop PC, costumes, lighting and equipment plus contribution towards publicity materials, room rental and storage to enable staging of a free Community Pantomime and support future productions.
IIW 16 – Play Action
Play Park Inspection Course to train volunteers in play equipment maintenance and inspection to enable upkeep of play equipment on Millennium Play Park.
IIW 15 – Promenade Picture Boards
Beginning of 2016 there was just Teddys Nightclub empty hoardings, which were admittedly not a very nice sight. So along came three enterprising men with a great idea. Why not put up some picture boards depicting the history of our town?
£8,198 granted (including £1,000 contingency for replacement or repairs)
IIW 14 – Withernsea Residents Community Group
Three year funding agreement to cover purchase of a van, application of Big Local logo and maintenance costs, and 30 x collapsible tables to be held as a community resource for the Town.
IIW 13 – Millennium Play Park Events
Funding for essential repairs and publicity for planned events.
IIW 12 – Withernsea Festivals
Star Shade Shelter, crowd barriers and road signage. These will also be available in the Community Chest for all groups to access. For use please contact Withernsea Town Council who will deliver, collect and install as required.
IIW 10 – One Step Ahead
Storage for play equipment. One Step Ahead is a small community group made up of local Withernsea people running activities for children with additional needs and/or disabilities in the area; for children aged 4-16, their siblings, parents and carers.
IIW 05 – Withernsea Junior School Rock Challenge
Each year Rock Challenge involves thousands of young people, who are given the opportunity to spread their creative wings and to build their confidence and self-esteem.
IIW 03 – Withernsea Job Club
Local people looking for work will now be able to seek advice and support from a new job club at the Shores Centre Withernsea. Launched in January 2016, it aims to provide intensive one-to-one support to job seekers in Withernsea by providing access to resources and expertise to help Withernsea residents realise their employment and learning aspirations.
IIW 02 – Withernsea Play Park Feasibility
Big Local agreed to fund a feasibility study for the Park which included a community consultation exercise, a master plan & design concept and a finance strategy. The work was carried out by Groundworks. The image shows a visualisation from the Millennium Green Park Master Plan. The Plan features an exciting and innovative range of new play facilities and equipment for children and young people, including those with disabilities.
IIW 01 – Seaside Radio Media Hub
Creating a hub for young people to explore their musical talents.
Getting Started Funding (Summer 2015)
To promote the plan and encourage wider partnership involvement. After an open commissioning process the following groups were funded:
- Summer Time Special / BikeFest
- Withernsea Resident Community Group – Received funding to purchase 6 Withernsea Big Local branded gazebos for open community use.
Getting Started Funding (2014)
To raise awareness of Big Local, encourage local involvement and support the partnership to create a community plan and vision. Getting Started Community Awards were made to say a special thank you to groups that have played a big part in the community. Process helped raise the profile for Big Local and encourage more people to get involved. Awards were made to the following groups after a public vote.
- Scouts £100
- Guides £100
- Millennium Play Park £100
- Christmas Lights £100
- Whitethorn Community Centre £100
- Withernsea Resident Community Group £400
Getting Started Funding (2013)
- Withernsea Resident Community Group – Received funding for a community fireworks display. £1000