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A great place to live, work and visit -Cultural Offer Budget Proposal
Protect and Develop North Tyneside’s Cultural Offer
In a period of significant financial pressure, North Tyneside Council has managed to sustain and develop a rich cultural offer. This project aims to continue to work with cultural partners to protect and develop the offer, making the most of the Authority’s assets, with an optimum sport, leisure and library offer that makes the maximum difference to residents, business and visitors delivering a developed and sharpened events programme while exploiting opportunities to maximise income and reduce costs. This links to Central Government’s Culture White Paper and National Library Strategy.
Develop our Community Hubs; over the last decade the Authority has created significant assets to support and serve our communities. Four Customer First Centres have been delivered alongside new assets in Dudley, Shiremoor, Battle Hill and Howdon as well as significant investment in the leisure offer in Whitley Bay, North Shields, Wallsend and Killingworth. In harmony with the work to protect and develop the cultural offer this proposal aims to identify the needs of each community and focus services to support those needs and provide a universal service which helps manage demand for more intensive and expensive support. The outcome will be the development of our team and work with partners to deliver a maximum use of an optimum number of hubs. We will move away from separate management of services, to integrated teams that have a shared focus on promoting wellbeing and keeping people healthy. Each community hub will be tailored to meet the unique needs of each of the four localities across the Borough.