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Spotlight to shine on stars of seaside town

Nominations are now being accepted for this year’s Whitley Bay Town Cup.

North Tyneside Council presents the annual award to an individual or organisation in Whitley Bay who has played a part in hosting an outstanding event, or provided outstanding service for their community.

The history of the cup dates back to 1954 when it was introduced by the former Whitley Bay Council. It was donated to North Tyneside Council in its formation in 1974.

Councillors of the seaside town will consider the nominations in December, with the Chair of the Council, Cath Davis, presenting the award in January.

Speaking on the Town Cup, Cllr Davis said “Every year we see some fantastic nominations for the Whitley Bay Town Cup.

“The people of Whitley Bay do so much for their local community and it is so amazing to see how much they care about their area.

“The cup is a great opportunity for us to reward some of the outstanding work they do and I look forward to seeing what this year has in store for us.”

Last year’s cup was presented to Mrs A Scott and the ladies of Village Court after judges recognised their outstanding involvement in organising fundraising coffee mornings to support local charities

Nomination forms are available by visiting www.northtyneside.gov.uk and searching for ‘Town Cup’, by calling (0191) 643 5313 or by emailing democraticsupport@northtyneside.gov.uk.

The closing date for nominations will be on November 20 and only individuals or organisations from the former borough of Whitley Bay can be considered for the award.

Previous winners of the award include The Jam Jar Cinema, The BAY Foodbank and the Angels of the North.

By Emily