Blyth project shortlisted for Great British High Street Awards 10 October 2014
Blyth’s ‘town team’ has been shortlisted for the coastal category in the Government’s Great British High Street Award.
The project entered by Blyth Town Team is the Community Rowing Club, which has involved over 20 partners from the Port of Blyth and the Royal Northumberland Yacht Club to councils, businesses and most importantly the local community.
The club has taken a unique approach to attracting footfall by building a community rowing boat, and working with British Rowing and the Royal Northumberland Yacht Club to create a community rowing club and build a skiff in the town centre’s retail shopping centre.
The project has been a great success, leading to the development of a constituted rowing club, interest in empty stores, an annual event on the National Maritime calendar, the development of a regional maritime watersports facility and the bid to host the 2016 world skiff championships in the town.
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Blyth Town Team is an independent charitable organisation that was formed to help drive Blyth forward. Formed in 2012 the group includes representatives from across the local area who wish to work actively to regenerate Blyth. You can find out more at www.blythtownteam.org