Council News http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news/feed?search= en Maths stars http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/maths-stars <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 21/08/2015 - 16:05</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>GCSE pupils in Newcastle have exceeded all expectations in relation to maths with the majority of schools seeing a big rise in the number of pupils gaining A* to C grades in the subject.</p><p>The proportion of mathematics students in Newcastle reaching the top grades increased from 70.4% in 2014% to 71.8%</p><p>And the percentage of pupils making expected progress in mathematics has also improved up 4 percentage points to 69.2%.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Newcastle GCSE results add up to big improvement in maths scores </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/maths-stars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 21 Aug 2015 15:10:57 +0000 steve.park@newcastle.gov.uk 125469 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Ombudsman clears council for pursuing red routes scheme http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/ombudsman-clears-council-pursuing-red-routes-scheme <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 19/08/2015 - 17:27</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Local Government Ombudsman has exonerated Newcastle City Council of any wrong doing about its proposals for red routes in Gosforth High Street.&nbsp;</p><p>In her final decision report, Ombudsman Investigator Kim Burns, said: "I have completed my investigation and found no fault by the council."&nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Council given go ahead to improve key road link </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/ombudsman-clears-council-pursuing-red-routes-scheme" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 19 Aug 2015 16:37:20 +0000 steve.park@newcastle.gov.uk 125155 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Great Park Community Centre - End of Summer Barbecue http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/great-park-community-centre-end-summer-barbecue <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 18/08/2015 - 15:43</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Great Park Community Centre are holding an end of summer Barbecue on Sunday 6 September from 1:30 pm onwards. Tickets are available from the Community Centre. <a href="/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/wwwfileroot/bbq_end_of_summer_flyer.pdf">Click here for more information.</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Details of end of summer barbecue being held at the Great Park Community Centre on 6 September 2015 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 18 Aug 2015 14:55:32 +0000 adam.taeger@newcastle.gov.uk 124922 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Neads up motorists - pedestrians may not be paying attention http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/neads-motorists-pedestrians-may-not-be-paying-attention <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 14/08/2015 - 19:06</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p><p>Rising figures show that the main cause of road collisions in the city centre is pedestrians failing to look properly when crossing the road – usually through distractions such as mobile phones or listening to music through headphones.&nbsp;</p><p>The #distracted campaign was first launched in May and targeted pedestrians aged 18-22, the biggest age-group affected. The next phase of the campaign launched today (Monday 24 August) and is targeted at motorists, with posters placed in car parks around the city centre.&nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Newcastle City Council and Northumbria Police are warning motorists about the rising number of pedestrian involved collisions in Newcastle city centre. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="300" title="Artwork used by the campaign" alt="Image of pedestrian looking at thier mobile phone walking out in front of a car" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/rsz_ped_safety_jpeg.jpg?1439576206" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/neads-motorists-pedestrians-may-not-be-paying-attention" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 14 Aug 2015 18:18:51 +0000 adele.bradley@newcastle.gov.uk 124548 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Volunteers kitted out for the Rugby World Cup http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/volunteers-kitted-out-rugby-world-cup <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 13/08/2015 - 16:21</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">With the first game to kick off in the city just 51 days away, the city volunteers were full of excitement and enthusiasm as they picked up their kit , and will be decked head to toe in official Rugby World Cup uniform.<br /></span><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;"></span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Volunteers who will be the face of the Rugby World Cup when it arrives in Newcastle, collected their official uniforms today (Thursday 13 August). </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="451" height="300" title="Cllr Joyce McCarty, Deputy Leader of Newcastle City Council pictured with our Rugby World Cup city volunteers" alt="Cllr Joyce McCarty, Deputy Leader of Newcastle City Council with RWC volunteers" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/150813b_004_-_resized_for_web.jpg?1439480471" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/volunteers-kitted-out-rugby-world-cup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 13 Aug 2015 15:42:19 +0000 ann.bridges@newcastle.gov.uk 124354 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Students flying high as A-level pass rate rises again http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/students-flying-high-a-level-pass-rate-rises-again <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 13/08/2015 - 16:15</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">Early indications show continued improvement in academic and vocational qualifications from last year.<br /></span><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;"><br />From data received so far, we estimate that the average point score per subject area has risen by 11 points (which equates to one third of a grade). And the average point score per student has increased by an impressive 16 points.<br /></span><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;"></span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Results day figures show once again that Newcastle students have excelled in their A-level exams. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/students-flying-high-a-level-pass-rate-rises-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 13 Aug 2015 15:18:20 +0000 ann.bridges@newcastle.gov.uk 124353 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk New City Partnership Creates £34m Investment in New Homes and 100 Jobs in West Newcastle http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/new-city-partnership-creates-34m-investment-new-homes-and-100-jobs-west-newcastle <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 13/08/2015 - 14:15</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>The £34m development includes 163 two three and four-bed private homes for sale along with 90 affordable homes. The affordable homes comprise 70 houses for shared ownership along with 20 houses and bungalows for affordable rent.&nbsp; Etal Lane is located to the west of Newcastle upon Tyne, 4 miles from the city centre.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> House builder Keepmoat and Riverside, one of the largest social housing providers in the UK, have partnered with Newcastle City Council to develop 253 new homes at Etal Lane. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="300" title="From left to right: Cllr George Pattison, Woolsington, Cabinet Member for Investment and Development Ged Bell, Julie Gray, Assistant Director of Development, Riverside and Richard Bass, Homes Regional Director of Keepmoat." alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/etal_lane_1_-_web.jpg?1439472404" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/new-city-partnership-creates-34m-investment-new-homes-and-100-jobs-west-newcastle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 13 Aug 2015 13:33:48 +0000 kit.england@newcastle.gov.uk 124343 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Elswick Pool to close http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/elswick-pool-close <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 12/08/2015 - 14:46</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; line-height: 150%;"><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">The council is currently procuring a suitable provider to take over the running of its remaining leisure facilities. Despite significant efforts on both sides, none of the bids received has been able to include Elswick Pool in their proposals.</span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Following a three year campaign to secure the future of five leisure facilities, Newcastle City Council has today (Wednesday 12 August) announced the closure of Elswick Pool from the end of October 2015. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/elswick-pool-close" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 12 Aug 2015 14:05:04 +0000 ann.bridges@newcastle.gov.uk 124216 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Family Fun Day 25 August 1pm to 3pm @ Woodland Centre http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/family-fun-day-25-august-1pm-3pm-woodland-centre <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 12/08/2015 - 14:01</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Play In Newcastle working in partnership with Barnardos are having a Family Fun Day at the Woodlands Centre, Newton Place, High Heaton.<br />A fun session for children of all ages full of arts and crafts.&nbsp; All children must be accompanied by an adult.&nbsp; For more information contact 07733332039</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Summer holiday activities at Woodlands Centre </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 12 Aug 2015 13:08:29 +0000 caroline.collinson@newcastle.gov.uk 124154 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Summer Holiday Activities in Ouseburn and Heaton Parks http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/summer-holiday-activities-ouseburn-and-heaton-parks <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 12/08/2015 - 13:18</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Thursday 13 August 1 pm to 4pm&nbsp; Nature Area Open Day Jesmond Dene</strong><br />Come and explore our Nature area, take part in pond dipping, mini beast hunts and watch the birds at the feeding station.&nbsp; This is a drop in event and all children must be accompanied.Donations welcome</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Summer holiday activities in Ouseburn and Heaton Parks </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/summer-holiday-activities-ouseburn-and-heaton-parks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 12 Aug 2015 12:59:22 +0000 caroline.collinson@newcastle.gov.uk 124153 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Magpie mover winners announced http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/magpie-mover-winners-announced <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 07/08/2015 - 14:02</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p><p>Magpie Mover travel tickets are exclusively available to Newcastle United season ticket holders and offer discounted travel to and from first team league and Cup home games. Valid on most buses, the Metro, train and ferry, the Magpie Mover is available for the whole season for £20 (£21 when ordered by post).</p><p>This year, early applicants for Magpie Movers were entered in to a prize draw and three lucky winners were chosen at random. Alison Mounsey, Marion Lee and Stephen O’Brien were all selected, each winning a children’s bike package up to the value of £500.&nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Newcastle City Council, along with partners Newcastle United Football Club, Altoonative Travel and Network Ticketing, recently gave three Magpie Mover ticket holders the chance to win a children’s bike. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/magpie-mover-winners-announced" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 07 Aug 2015 13:22:44 +0000 adele.bradley@newcastle.gov.uk 123408 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk 28 Grey's Monuments of litter collected on the streets of Newcastle in 5 months http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/28-greys-monuments-litter-collected-streets-newcastle-5-months <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 07/08/2015 - 10:54</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">If all of the bin bags were individually stacked up it would be the equivalent of 28.80 Grey's Monuments, 12.39 Statues of Liberty and 3.82 Eiffel Towers.</span></p> <p>The clean-up operations are part of Newcastle City Council's hard-hitting, no nonsense environment campaign "Keep it Clean".</p> <p><strong><em>The maths....</em></strong></p> <p>1 x average sized household bin bag (when full and tied) = 50cm high (approx.)<br /><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">2,305 bin bags x 50cms = 115,250 cm (1,152.50 metres)</span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It has been calculated that over the past five-months a total of 2,305 household sized bin bags of litter has been collected from the streets of Newcastle by community groups and volunteer organisations (this is in addition to the Council&#039;s other waste collection services). </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="300" title="Keep it Clean" alt="Cllr Kemp holding bags of waste" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/rubbishgreysmonument.jpg?1438941705" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/28-greys-monuments-litter-collected-streets-newcastle-5-months" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 07 Aug 2015 10:03:25 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 123289 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Bus lane enforcement goes live http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/bus-lane-enforcement-goes-live <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 03/08/2015 - 12:56</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">The CCTV cameras are designed to discourage irresponsible drivers who wilfully ignore traffic regulations and drive down bus lanes, slowing up bus passengers and putting cyclists at risk.</span></p> <p>The enforcement - already in place in other major cities around the country - is now operational in four bus lanes on:</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Drivers caught using bus lanes in Newcastle could face £60 fines after new cameras went live. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/bus-lane-enforcement-goes-live" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 11:57:50 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 122697 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk North Benwell Terraces Community Garden Clean-up http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/north-benwell-terraces-community-garden-clean <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 03/08/2015 - 09:45</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Community garden clean-up on the 26th August from 12 noon - 2.00pm, meeting in the garden next to Ladykirk Road. There will be free activites for all the family. Everyone welcome. Just turn up on the day.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Community garden clean-up on the 26th August </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 08:56:26 +0000 sue.wannop@newcastle.gov.uk 122684 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Work to infill the unpopular subways at Cowgate roundabout will start next week (w/c 3 August 2015). http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/work-infill-unpopular-subways-cowgate-roundabout-will-start-next-week-wc-3-august-2015 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 30/07/2015 - 08:58</span> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal">New traffic signal controlled pedestrian crossings will be in place to provide alternative routes to cross Stamfordham and Ponteland Roads.</p><p class="MsoNormal">Up to 2,000 blocks that fit together like Lego will be used to fill in the roundabout and the three pedestrian tunnels. The blocks – weighing 60kg each and needing 4 people to carry them – will then be sealed up with liquid concrete.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This marks a major step in the £4.3m of improvements to this important junction. Newcastle City Council plan to infill the subways with polystyrene blocks before filling in the main bowl of the roundabout in the same way. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="300" title="Contractor Sean Green, Senior Quantity Surveyor, Colas Ltd and Cllr Ged Bell with the polystyrene blocks" alt="Image of Cllr Ged Bell and Sean Green with one of the polystyrene blocks" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/rsz_ncc_cowgate_rbt_infill_with_cllr_ged_bell_july_2015_1web.jpg?1438243493" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/work-infill-unpopular-subways-cowgate-roundabout-will-start-next-week-wc-3-august-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 08:07:48 +0000 adele.bradley@newcastle.gov.uk 122221 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Newcastle Libraries launch Summer Reading Challenge selfie competition http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/newcastle-libraries-launch-summer-reading-challenge-selfie-competition <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 28/07/2015 - 12:54</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">The national campaign set up by The Reading Agency aims to get young people, aged between 4-11 years old, to read six books of their own choosing from their local library over the school's summer holidays. The readers will collect fun stickers after visiting the library three times and other rewards will also be available during the literary programme.</span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Libraries up and down the country are encouraging young readers to take part in the Summer Reading Challenge 2015. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="300" title="Cllr David Stockdale&#039;s reading Newcastle Gateshead - Architecture and Heritage &#039;selfie&#039;" alt="Cllr David Stockdale" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/cllrstockdale.jpg?1438084482" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/newcastle-libraries-launch-summer-reading-challenge-selfie-competition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:00:24 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 121939 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Your chance to catch a glimpse of the Rugby World Cup http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/your-chance-catch-a-glimpse-rugby-world-cup <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 27/07/2015 - 18:02</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>With just over 50 days to go to the big kick off, the Webb Ellis Cup will be hitting the Toon this weekend.</p><p>The Trophy will be in the north east as part of the international Trophy Tour which has taken it around the world over the last 12 months. The tour culminates at the Opening Ceremony of the Rugby World Cup 2015 on September 18.</p><p>&nbsp;The Trophy will be in the region from July 30 to August 3. You can see it in Newcastle at the following times:</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Trophy hits the Toon as tournament draws near </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="300" title="Trophy hits the Toon as tournament draws near" alt="Rugby World Cup trophy" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/rwctrophynewsstory.jpg?1438070782" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/your-chance-catch-a-glimpse-rugby-world-cup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:09:35 +0000 steve.park@newcastle.gov.uk 121783 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Transformation of city centre street due to start http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/transformation-city-centre-street-due-start <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 24/07/2015 - 14:44</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">The improvements will see this city centre street transformed into a new boulevard-style layout featuring widened pavements, new road crossings for pedestrians, a segregated two-way cycle track, seating areas and improved public transport links.</span></p><p>The junction between St Mary’s Place and John Dobson Street will be closed to cars, with traffic transferred to single lanes and a new pedestrianised area with trees proposed to run down the centre of the current road.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The million-pound refurbishment of John Dobson Street by Newcastle City Council is planned to start on Monday 3 August. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="300" title="Image of how John Dobson Street will look once the improvements have been made" alt="Image of how John Dobson St will look" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/rsz_how_john_dobson_street_will_look.jpg?1437745815" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/transformation-city-centre-street-due-start" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 13:51:01 +0000 adele.bradley@newcastle.gov.uk 121572 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Literary journey of discovery on Metro http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/literary-journey-discovery-metro <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 24/07/2015 - 10:09</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">Travelling Tales is a collection of specially designed prints on display at four stations on the Tyne and Wear Metro system. The posters were created by children and staff from the Riverside Learning Trust in Newcastle to encourage children to enjoy reading during their school holidays.</span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Children travelling by Metro during the school summer holidays will be able to go on a journey of literary discovery, thanks to a new series of posters. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="300" title="Pupils from Riverside Learning Trust Schools with Sharon Kelly" alt="Pupils from Riverside Learning Trust Schools with Sharon Kelly" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/pupils_from_riverside_learning_trust_schools_with_sharon_kelly.jpg?1437728980" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/literary-journey-discovery-metro" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 09:12:15 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 121549 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Council worker honoured at national award ceremony http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/council-worker-honoured-national-award-ceremony <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 23/07/2015 - 09:45</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">Sue Wannop is a Community Facilitator based at The Regeneration Centre, which was formerly Scotswood Library. Sue has worked for Newcastle City Council for the past fourteen years with her role keeping communities and their residents at the core of her work.</span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This week, a Newcastle City Council employee picked up a &#039;Public Sector Hero&#039; award during a national ceremony hosted at the House of Lords in London. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="300" title="Locality CEO Tony Armstrong presenting Sue Wannop with her Public Sector Hero award." alt="Council worker receiving award" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/localityaward.jpg?1437641331" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/council-worker-honoured-national-award-ceremony" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 23 Jul 2015 08:49:31 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 121353 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Civic plans given the go-ahead http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/civic-plans-given-go-ahead <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 22/07/2015 - 18:13</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Cabinet agreed proposals to refurbish the building which would enable the cash-strapped council to save £32m over the next 25 years - that's in addition to recouping the £45m development costs.</p><p>The savings would be raised by avoiding on-going costly repairs to the ageing building and generating new rental income as parts of the building are rented out to public sector organisations. It would also save on energy costs and allow more staff to be relocated from satellite offices to under one roof.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Plans to invest £45m to upgrade Newcastle Civic Centre have won the backing of councillors. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/civic-plans-given-go-ahead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 17:21:08 +0000 steve.park@newcastle.gov.uk 121265 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Summer Craft Market at Nunsmoor Centre http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/summer-craft-market-nunsmoor-centre <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 22/07/2015 - 14:50</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>There will be a summer craft market taking place in the Nunsmoor Centre on Saturday 8 August from 12 - 4pm.&nbsp; Click <a href="/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/wwwfileroot/communities-and-neighbourhoods/enterprising_women_go_to_market.pdf">here</a> for a poster with more information.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A poster with information about activities in the Nunsmoor Centre </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 13:55:21 +0000 angela.barker@newcastle.gov.uk 121240 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Summer Activities in North Benwell http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/summer-activities-north-benwell <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 22/07/2015 - 13:17</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>There's lots going on in Benwell over the summer - click <a href="/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/wwwfileroot/communities-and-neighbourhoods/north_benwell_summer_planner.pdf">here</a> for a poster with information and activities.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Poster with information and activities taking place in Benwell over summer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 12:20:02 +0000 angela.barker@newcastle.gov.uk 121237 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Summer Activities in Byker Old Town http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/summer-activities-byker-old-town <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 22/07/2015 - 13:12</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>There's lots going on in Byker over the summer - click <a href="/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/wwwfileroot/communities-and-neighbourhoods/byker_old_town_summer_planner.pdf">here</a> for a poster with lots of information.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> List of activities taking place in Byker over summer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 12:16:54 +0000 angela.barker@newcastle.gov.uk 121236 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Important changes to the way we take payments http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/important-changes-way-we-take-payments <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 22/07/2015 - 12:09</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">This means that as well as being able to pay us by direct debit, or credit or debit card, you'll be able to take advantage of other options, using our </span><strong style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">new online payment system</strong><strong style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">.</strong></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This November we’ll be improving the way you can make payments to the council. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="300" title="Save yourself time by going online" alt="Smartphone user" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/manonsmartphone.jpg?1437563410" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/important-changes-way-we-take-payments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 11:11:57 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 121233 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Cabinet to decide on Civic Centre investment http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/cabinet-decide-civic-centre-investment <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 22/07/2015 - 10:16</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Newcastle City Council's Cabinet will today consider plans for a £45m investment to remodel its Civic Centre HQ</p><p>The investment would be fully recovered together with an additional £32million savings which would be used to help safeguard council services.</p><p>Improving the Grade II* listed Newcastle landmark would enhance it for future generations as well as creating a more efficient workplace for council staff. With a smaller workforce to accommodate, the council would be able to generate income by renting out surplus upgraded office space to other public bodies.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Investment would pay for itself </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/cabinet-decide-civic-centre-investment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 09:24:00 +0000 steve.park@newcastle.gov.uk 121224 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Office Accommodation http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/office-accommodation <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 21/07/2015 - 13:36</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">We started our Office Accommodation programme in 2013 and we have made good progress on this. A recent review has identified the opportunity for further improvements that could be made - including making these changes more quickly, over three years instead of five.</span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> On Wednesday 22 July, Cabinet will consider proposals to make changes to our office accommodation refurbishment plans for the Civic Centre. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/office-accommodation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 12:38:00 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 121130 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Vacancies at Newcastle Great Park Community Centre http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/vacancies-newcastle-great-park-community-centre <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 20/07/2015 - 14:08</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>There are currently two job vacancies at the Newastle Great Park Community Centre. for further details of the jobs and how to apply please click in the links below:</p><p><a href="/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/wwwfileroot/main_duties_-_leisure_assistant_2015.pdf">Leisure and Activities Assistant</a></p><p><a href="/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/wwwfileroot/main_duties_-_supervisor_2015.pdf">Activities and bookings Superviser</a></p><p>The closing date for applications is Sunday 2 August <span style="font-size: small;"></span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Job Vacancies at Newcastle Great Park Community Centre </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 20 Jul 2015 13:21:50 +0000 adam.taeger@newcastle.gov.uk 120994 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Warning about Phone Scam from Northumbria Police http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/warning-about-phone-scam-northumbria-police <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 20/07/2015 - 13:53</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>- Police are warning people to be alert to a phone scam.</p><p>- Fraudsters, pretending to be police officers, are targeting people over the phone and trying to con them out of their life savings.</p><p>- Officers are currently investigating 12 incidents across the force and are advising people throughout the region to be on their guard.</p><p>- The con involves a member of the public receiving a call from a person pretending to be a police officer. This fake officer tells the victim that their bank account is at risk of being hacked and they face having their money stolen.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Warning from Police to residents about a telephone scam currently active in the area, trying to trick people out of their savings. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/warning-about-phone-scam-northumbria-police" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 20 Jul 2015 13:03:09 +0000 adam.taeger@newcastle.gov.uk 120993 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Record Breakers: The Summer Reading Challenge 2015 http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/record-breakers-summer-reading-challenge-2015-0 <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 17/07/2015 - 14:45</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Collect stickers for your world record poster and free giveaways. Ask staff at your local library how to take part. The challenge is for children aged 4 – 12 and runs from 11 July until 6 September.</p><p>Explore some weird and wonderful world records! Lots of new books to read.</p><p>Free, fun, read and make activities over the summer holidays. Booking is essential. Book free events at: <a href="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/libraryevents" title="www.newcastle.gov.uk/libraryevents">www.newcastle.gov.uk/libraryevents</a></p><p>For more information ring 0191 277 4100</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Can you break your own reading record? Read six books over the summer holidays and visit your library three times to win your Record Breakers certificate. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/record-breakers-summer-reading-challenge-2015-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 17 Jul 2015 13:46:38 +0000 adele.bradley@newcastle.gov.uk 120518 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk A186 West Road, Westgate Road and Brighton Grove - Road resurfacing work to start Sunday 19 July http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/a186-west-road-westgate-road-and-brighton-grove-road-resurfacing-work-start-sunday-19-july <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 17/07/2015 - 09:42</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>The A186 West Road, Westgate Road and Brighton Grove will be resurfaced and patched in sections from Sunday 19 July to 23 August. The work will involve the existing surface being taken up and replaced by a new black tarmac surface.</p><p>Working hours will be between 09.30am and 3.30pm during weekdays, however there will be some evening working from 6pm to midnight, and weekend working lasting from 09.00am to 6pm. Temporary traffic lights will be in place during this period.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Resurfacing works to improve key routes in the west end of the city will take place over the summer holidays. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/a186-west-road-westgate-road-and-brighton-grove-road-resurfacing-work-start-sunday-19-july" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 17 Jul 2015 08:48:00 +0000 adele.bradley@newcastle.gov.uk 120498 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Walker Park Fun Day http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/walker-park-fun-day <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 16/07/2015 - 15:01</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>There will a Fun Day in Walker Park on Tuesday 28 July from 1pm - come along and join the fun!&nbsp; For more information, click <a href="/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/wwwfileroot/communities-and-neighbourhoods/full_page_photo.pdf">here</a>.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Free Fun day in Walker Park </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 16 Jul 2015 14:04:53 +0000 angela.barker@newcastle.gov.uk 120387 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk What to do in the Summer Holidays http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/what-do-summer-holidays <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 16/07/2015 - 14:57</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>There is a Summer Timetable of Fun happening in Walker with something for everybody from sun-up to sun-down!&nbsp; Click <a href="/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/wwwfileroot/communities-and-neighbourhoods/community_summer_timetable_-_2015.docx">here</a> for more information!</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Summer activities in Walker </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 16 Jul 2015 14:01:12 +0000 angela.barker@newcastle.gov.uk 120386 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Family Fun Day at The Hive http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/family-fun-day-hive <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 16/07/2015 - 14:41</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Come and have some summer fun at The Hive, Church Walk.&nbsp; There will be lots going on, including tombola and raffle, table top sale and face painting!&nbsp; Free entry.&nbsp; For more information, click <a href="/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/wwwfileroot/communities-and-neighbourhoods/family_fun_day_a4_poster.pdf">here</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Family fun day at The Hive </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 16 Jul 2015 13:45:33 +0000 angela.barker@newcastle.gov.uk 120382 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Summer Activities with John Boste http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/summer-activities-john-boste <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 16/07/2015 - 14:30</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>There are a wide variety of activities taking place with John Boste throughout the summer holidays!&nbsp; Click <a href="/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/wwwfileroot/communities-and-neighbourhoods/summer_holiday_poster.doc">here</a> for more information.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Summer activities with John Boste </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 16 Jul 2015 13:41:10 +0000 angela.barker@newcastle.gov.uk 120381 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Rising Stars Parent and Toddler Group at the City of God Church http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/rising-stars-parent-and-toddler-group-city-god-church <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 16/07/2015 - 14:23</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>There are free Parent and Toddler sessions taking place at the City of God Church, Church Walk, Walker every Tuesday from 10 till 12 noon, and evening session&nbsp;from 5 - 7pm.&nbsp; For more information, please click on the link <a href="/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/wwwfileroot/communities-and-neighbourhoods/a5_rising_stars_proof.pdf">here</a>&nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Details of a parent and toddler group in Walker </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 16 Jul 2015 13:30:19 +0000 angela.barker@newcastle.gov.uk 120380 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Newcastle Pride http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/newcastle-pride <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 16/07/2015 - 11:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">The extravaganza is now one of the UK's largest free Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) festivals in the country.</span></p> <p>Last year's event was a massive success and this year will return to the city's Town Moor, from Friday July 17 to Sunday July 19, with a One Love theme marking the anniversary of the first Pride marches over 45 years ago.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> More than 65,000 visitors are expected to arrive for the start of Newcastle Pride this week. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/newcastle-pride" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 16 Jul 2015 10:14:08 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 120305 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk "Building Bridges" - Positive People Positive Places grants in and around Newbiggin Hall http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/building-bridges-positive-people-positive-places-grants-and-around-newbiggin-hall <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 10/07/2015 - 14:41</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p><p>Positive People Positive Places is a brand new scheme that will give local people the power to spend some public money to benefit their community. You can help improve your neighbourhood and make some real changes to where you live.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Positive People Positive Places - a new neighbourhood activity fund for the Newbiggin Hall area launched on Monday 13th July 2015 ...... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/building-bridges-positive-people-positive-places-grants-and-around-newbiggin-hall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 10 Jul 2015 14:00:28 +0000 alison.lamb@newcastle.gov.uk 119516 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Weekend event to unveil £3.2million Exhibition Park improvements http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/weekend-event-unveil-32million-exhibition-park-improvements <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 10/07/2015 - 11:39</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">The restoration work has been made possible through £3.2million funding received from the Heritage Lottery Fund.&nbsp;</span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This Saturday 11 July, the Leader of Newcastle City Council, Cllr Nick Forbes will be officially reopening Exhibition Park in Newcastle City Centre during a public ceremony planned for 11:00am. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="300" title="Exhibition Park has been reopened following a £3.2 million restoration" alt="Exhibition Park" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/exhibitionpark.jpg?1436525261" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/weekend-event-unveil-32million-exhibition-park-improvements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 10 Jul 2015 10:51:01 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 119501 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Congratulations to Montagu Nursery http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/congratulations-montagu-nursery <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 08/07/2015 - 16:06</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>One of our five community nurseries was Ofsted inspected on 19 May, and we are pleased to announce that it received the highest Ofsted rating of Outstanding. Highlights from the report describe the staff as providing an exceptional and varied range of high quality learning experiences inside and outdoors, with the quality of the teaching being outstanding; that the children make rapid progress in their learning, are extremely happy and settled, and their behaviour is exemplary. A copy of the Ofsted report can be viewed on the <a href="http://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/">Ofsted website</a>.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Congratulations to Montague Nursery for receiving the highest Ofstead rating. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/congratulations-montagu-nursery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 08 Jul 2015 15:12:53 +0000 paul.mckinnell@newcastle.gov.uk 119204 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Lemington Playgroup - 2 year old funding http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/lemington-playgroup-2-year-old-funding <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 08/07/2015 - 08:55</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Lemington Playgroup are extending their provision at The Lemington Centre from September 2015.&nbsp; They&nbsp;will have spaces available for children entitled to 2 year old funding and space for those who wish to pay.&nbsp; For enquiries please contact: Stacey Nash/Kaylie Williams 0191 2641959.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Playgroup provision for 2 year olds </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 08 Jul 2015 08:00:12 +0000 amy.stillwell@newcastle.gov.uk 119127 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Fun Day http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/fun-day <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 08/07/2015 - 08:49</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Scotswood Area Strategy are holding a fun day on Tuesday 25 August from 11am - 2pm.&nbsp; For more information contact: <a href="mailto:mala@thestrategy.org">mala@thestrategy.org</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Local fun day </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 08 Jul 2015 07:54:38 +0000 amy.stillwell@newcastle.gov.uk 119126 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Council fleet hit the roads sporting new Keep it Clean messages http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/council-fleet-hit-roads-sporting-new-keep-it-clean-messages <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 03/07/2015 - 13:46</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">The&nbsp;thought-provoking messages being displayed on the side of the Council's fleet will include the slogan </span><em style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">"Don't be a dirtbag, pick up your dog *#!%".</em><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p>Newcastle City Council will spend over £4 million this year cleaning up after people's dogs, dropped litter and fly-tippers, but due to budget cuts the Council can no longer afford to devote that level of finance in the future.&nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This week Newcastle City Council&#039;s waste and recycling vehicles have been given a makeover; as they now sport the latest &quot;Keep it Clean&quot; signs that will be visible to road users and people going about their day and the signs are on either side of each vehicle. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" width="475" height="300" title="The &quot;Keep it Clean&quot; campaign which is encouraging behaviour change." alt="Bin Wagon with message" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/keep_it_clean_cllr_kemp.jpg?1435927934" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/council-fleet-hit-roads-sporting-new-keep-it-clean-messages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:53:53 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 118481 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk West Denton Church Community Fayre http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/west-denton-church-community-fayre <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 01/07/2015 - 12:55</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>The West Denton Church Community Fayre&nbsp;is being held on Saturday&nbsp;5th September&nbsp; from 11am -4pm on the field next to West Denton Community Centre .</p><p>For more information contact Claire Gallant 07954693513</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Community Fayre - 5 September </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:57:51 +0000 amy.stillwell@newcastle.gov.uk 118160 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk North Benwell Terraces Event - 26 July http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/north-benwell-terraces-event-26-july <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 01/07/2015 - 12:38</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Riverside Project are holding a North Benwell Terraces Event on Sunday 26 July at&nbsp;Farndale Park&nbsp; from 1pm – 4pm.</p><p>For more information please contact: <span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-ansi-language: EN-GB; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">Iftikhar Hussain 0191&nbsp;&nbsp;2260754</span></p><p><br /></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> North Benwell Terraces Event </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:55:17 +0000 amy.stillwell@newcastle.gov.uk 118159 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Newcastle Libraries' Work Clubs http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/newcastle-libraries-work-clubs <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 01/07/2015 - 11:44</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Want to get back into work but need some support?</p><p>Come along to these friendly, free and informal work clubs for advice on CV writing, online job searches and more.</p><p><strong>Mondays<br /></strong>10.30am - 12.30pm Kenton Library (fortnightly)<br />2pm - 4pm Walker Activity Dome (weekly)</p><p><strong>Tuesdays<br /></strong>2.00pm - 3.30pm East End Library (weekly)</p><p><strong>Wednesdays<br /></strong>9am - 11am West End Library (weekly)</p><p><strong>Thursdays <br /></strong>10am - 12 noon Cruddas Park Library (fortnightly)<br />2pm - 4pm Gosforth Library (weekly)</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Work Clubs starting in Newcastle Libraries </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/newcastle-libraries-work-clubs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 10:52:18 +0000 amy.stillwell@newcastle.gov.uk 118158 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Mature Movers 50+ - Every Thursday http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/mature-movers-50-every-thursday <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 01/07/2015 - 11:37</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Search Project - Mature Movers 50+ every Thursday</p><p>Have fun and make new friends with Pauline Wright in this weekly Class.</p><p>When: Thursdays 1.30-2.30pm</p><p>Where: St John's Church, Ferguson's Lane, Benwell Village (Buses 30. 31 and 38)</p><p>Cost: £1.50 - no need to book!</p><p>For more information: contact Search Project on 0191 272 7443.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mature Movers Class in Benwell Village </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 10:39:38 +0000 amy.stillwell@newcastle.gov.uk 118157 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Creative Writing Sessions on Mondays http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/creative-writing-sessions-mondays <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 01/07/2015 - 11:33</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Would you like to join a small writing group which meets each Monday from 11 until 1 in the centre of Newcastle? They would welcome some new members to the group who might like to try their hands at writing either poetry or prose. Equally, if someone is half-way through writing their novel or anthology of poems, they too would be welcome. All the group’s members are of retirement age but there is no particular upper or lower age limit. A tutor comes fortnightly to bring a little inspiration and valued comments on members’ work, if they wish to share it with the group.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Creative writing class in city centre. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/creative-writing-sessions-mondays" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 10:35:59 +0000 amy.stillwell@newcastle.gov.uk 118156 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Apprenticeship Fair - 8 July 2015, St James' Park http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/apprenticeship-fair-8-july-2015-st-james-park <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 30/06/2015 - 18:18</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>An Apprenticeship Fair is being held at St James Park on 8th July 2015 between 1.00pm and 5.00pm.&nbsp;This will be a great chance for young people to come along&nbsp;and find out about the many apprenticeship opportunities that are available at this time of year.</p><p>Young people who attend the event can be entered into a prize draw where they will get the chance to win INTU shopping vouchers.&nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Apprenticeship Fair taking place in July </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/apprenticeship-fair-8-july-2015-st-james-park" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:23:54 +0000 amy.stillwell@newcastle.gov.uk 118055 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Montagu Community Litter Pick http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/montagu-community-litter-pick <div class="field field-type-date field-field-news-published-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 30/06/2015 - 18:14</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>MONTAGU Estate residents and Councillors joined up with Your Homes Newcastle (YHN) to carry out a ‘Community Litter Pick’ between Harehills Tower and Wyndley House.&nbsp; The event, organised by YHN, was held over a couple of hours on Friday 29th May.&nbsp; We met outside Harehills Tower with the team including local residents, council staff, councillors, Community Police Support Workers and Estate officer.&nbsp; Even though it rained we didn’t let this dampen our spirit and we went on to pick up dropped litter, removed rubbish from hedgerows near the Town Moor and removed a dumped sofa.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Community Litter Pick in Montagu </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_news_image" alt="" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/montagu-community-litter-pick" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:16:10 +0000 amy.stillwell@newcastle.gov.uk 118054 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk