Watch: Brighter Brus

The Stronger Neighbourhoods project is about strengthening community spirit in Hartlepool.

In June 2016, the project set itself the ambitious goal of working with residents in all thirteen geographic communities in the town.

Taking one patch at a time – to ensure the project’s approach is tailored to the assets and issues in each community and learn from ‘what works’ – the project is making progress in De Bruce, in the West View area of Hartlepool.

After research activity to better understand community spirit locally and a period of relationship building with local people, the Brighter Brus group organised a community event to be held on the 1st of June 2017.

The event was an opportunity for residents to come together, access information and advice and for children to enjoy the range of fun activities on offer. The Brighter Brus group took the lead on the event, reflecting the great work underway by De Bruce residents who want to strengthen community spirit locally.

This film is about the Brighter Brus group, captured at the event.

For more information about the Brighter Brus project and to get involved, contact or telephone 07988592095.