SOUTH Tyneside has missed out on a share in £4.5m of Government funding to help regenerate its coastline.
The council’s bid to the Coastal Communities Fund was for improvements to facilities at Bents Park.
But while Whitley Bay, North Shields, Blyth and Sunderland all received cash from the pot, the borough missed out.
A council spokesman said: “We were unfortunate to miss out this time around on accessing the Coastal Communities Fund, as we were up against a high number of strong coastal projects.
“South Tyneside Council was bidding alongside other local authorities, all vying for the limited amount of monies available.
“We have been unlucky with this particular bid, but this is outweighed by the number of winning funding packages we have achieved to improve our beautiful coastline.
“Over the past couple of years, South Tyneside Council has been highly successful in generating funds for such essential regeneration projects as the new promenade and sea wall at Littlehaven Beach and the recent transformation of Sandhaven Beach.”