Fancy running a lighthouse? St Mary’s Island and Lighthouse in Whitley Bay is currently being run by North Tyneside Council but for the next five years it is to be run by a private company.
It’s all part of plans to save the council money. The council is looking for a private provider who would rent the Island and Visitor Centre from the council.
I’ve been finding out what the job involves:
The proposals were agreed as part of the council’s last budget and it’s Cabinet was asked to give the go ahead for a new provider at a meeting of the Cabinet.