Grosvenor Estate Residents'
Local Information Page and Message Board
for Council Tax graphs posted by Robin Smith.
Click here for the report on
"A Town Council for Whitley Bay?"
Local Information/News Websites
in North Tyneside - this link is to a document received from the
local police. It was in a response to a copy of a letter sent to the News Guardian in October,
2010 and was received a week later from a PC Rogerson based in Whitley
The following link is to current cycling law as published by cyclinguk.org. Contrary to some publications by
cycling enthusiasts that refer to the absence of a reference to
"pavements" in the legislation, the Highway Code does.
In this extract
for cyclists from the Highway Code those rules which are legal
requirements are identified by the use of the words MUST/MUST NOT.
Parking is the topic that led to the formation of GERA - the
"Grosvenor Estate Residents' Association" in 1988. A copy of the
report produced by GERA then is available to download (see below). It
raises issues that are still relevant to whatever plans are (or were)
being considered by the "Whitley Bay Parking Strategy Group". (This
Group no longer meets - the last meeting was in December 2004.)
The 1988 GERA report is a PDF file (Adobe Reader needed) and is
about 500 KB. There are three plans that are part of the report and
each is a JPEG file of about 300 KB. (The GERA documents below will
open in separate windows.)
North Tyneside Council Almost
all documents including council meeting agendas, minutes, reports and
planning applications can now be found on the North Tyneside Council
website. Fewer and fewer are being printed for access in libraries,
other than proposals put out for consultation.
There is a helpful search engine on the Home page.
Complaints about council services - this link
provides a form to fill in for making a formal complaint to North
Tyneside Council. The form is difficult to find - hence this direct
link. Be sure to keep a record of the details you provide to all
sections of the form!
Planning Applications On-line (search using the
Map feature) Council's software updated in May 2015. It now runs more
quickly and allows simple zooming in/out and panning with mouse
cursor. Be sure to "enable filter" to limit the time otherwise you
might get too many applications redlined.
Whitley Bay Profile, May 2013 - this is a pdf
file about the Whitley Bay "Big Local" area as compiled by VODA - lots of information but some already out
of date. You can find this report and other information about "Big
Local" in Whitley Bay on the Local Trust pages for Whitley Bay.
Videos - loads of short videos that have been uploaded to You
News Guardian This
on-line version is published each week, usually by Thursday evening.
Archived news items can now be searched - and the letters page has
Parsons People There
are many people in North Tyneside who once worked for C A Parsons at
its Heaton Works on the Shields Road. This site provides nearly 400
photographs of the people who once worked there. A long list of names
is provided but there are also many missing! The challenge is to
provide the missing names.
Willow Club, Whitley Bay The Willow Club Whitley Bay was founded
in 1938 with the mission to foster friendship, goodwill and
understanding. It is open to all retired men irrespective of age.
Meetings with a speaker and refreshments are held on Thursday mornings
in the Wesley Hall, St Johnís Methodist Church, Ilfracombe Gardens,
Whitley Bay, NE26 3ND. Visit the website for information on
Whitley Bay People All the "people" sites have been taken off
line due to hacking attack and are unlikely to re-appear.
Most recent update of page - 6 July 2015