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We have been waiting a long time to share this news with you all and finally that moment is here. In the week we officially launched Cullercoats Collective in March of this year we received news that we had been successful in a funding application to the Operation Payback fund provided by Police and Crime Commissioner, Kim McGuinness using money from the proceeds of crime.
Kim said, “I am really pleased to support the fantastic work of Cullercoats Collective in making Cullercoats a safe and enjoyable place to live. The funding I have provided through my Operation Payback Fund will increase the work already undertaken by the team and specifically aim to reduce ASB through the provision of diversionary activities and the recruitment of Beach ambassadors. I look forward to hearing how the project develops and the positive difference this will make to all who live or visit the area.”
We have already begun to put this money to good use through the recruitment of Cullercoats Ambassadors, who will provide a welcoming and positive presences as well as getting involved in community projects. You may have already seen them out on the streets on 8th May and they will be visible around Cullercoats in the coming weeks and months. We are also putting the finishing touches to a number of small events aimed at both Cullercoats residents and visitors over the summer and beyond.
If you would like to know more or you would like to find out about volunteer opportunities with us then please contact us via a direct message or through the contact forms on our website.
Do you love Cullercoats? Are you enthusiastic about everything our community has to offer? You might make an ideal Cullercoats Ambassador. Cullercoats Collective are currently recruiting members of the local community to provide a warm welcome to the village and bay on warm, sunny days at the coast. There is also oppurtunities for our Ambassadors to get invovled in other community focussed events such as litter picking and commuity gardeing. In addition, you’ll assist with keeping the community safe and presentable, liaising with the authorities if you notice anything of concern. Most importantly, you’ll be working as part of a friendly and enthusiastic team striving to promote Cullercoats as a great place to live, work and play.
We will be hosting a number of small community ‘happenings’. These will be small scale sessions and events that will engage both visitors and residents in postive activity. From yoga to fitness, kayaking to paddle boarding and much more.