Council News http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news/feed?search= en 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 Friends of Kenton Dene http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/friends-kenton-dene <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 - 18:13</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>•&nbsp;Do you use Kenton Dene?<br />•&nbsp;Do you walk your dog in the Dene?<br />•&nbsp;Do you cut through on your way to or from home?<br />•&nbsp;Would you like to have a say about what happens in the Dene?<br />•&nbsp;Would you like to help both plan and deliver activities in the Dene?</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> People wanted to join Friends of Kenton Dene </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/friends-kenton-dene" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:14:25 +0000 amy.stillwell@newcastle.gov.uk 118053 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk The Kenton Ward Active Citizen Project http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/kenton-ward-active-citizen-project <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 - 18:11</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p><p>Kenton Ward Committee has launched a project to encourage ‘Active Citizens’ in the Kenton Ward.&nbsp; We hope to encourage more local residents involved in their neighbourhoods.</p><p>We would like local residents to become:</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kenton Ward is promoting &#039;Active Citizenship&#039; </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/kenton-ward-active-citizen-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:12:33 +0000 amy.stillwell@newcastle.gov.uk 118052 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Free Performance Skills Workshops for Young People http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/free-performance-skills-workshops-young-people <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 - 17:07</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>City Youth music are offering free performance skills workshops for young people aged 8-16 years.&nbsp; These are for musicians and other performers<br />Who want to improve their performance skills.&nbsp; There will be 3 workshops covering confidence building, professional skills and vocal coaching.<br />Following the workshops there will be opportunities to perform in Jesmond library 3.30pm – 4.30pm each Saturday during the school holidays.<br />Workshops run from Monday 27 July to Friday 28 August at Church of the Holy Name, North Jesmond Avenue, NE2 3JX</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Free performance skills workshops </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/free-performance-skills-workshops-young-people" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 16:10:29 +0000 amy.stillwell@newcastle.gov.uk 118041 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Greening Dene http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/greening-dene <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 - 17:03</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Greening Dene Community Clean Up will take place on Saturday 11 July, 2015.&nbsp;</p><p>More details to follow soon.&nbsp; Contact: Louise Cameron <a href="mailto:louise.cameron@newcastle.gov.uk">louise.cameron@newcastle.gov.uk</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Greening Dene Event taking place </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, 30 Jun 2015 16:05:55 +0000 amy.stillwell@newcastle.gov.uk 118040 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Dementia Friendly Community Launch in North and South Jesmond http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/dementia-friendly-community-launch-north-and-south-jesmond <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 - 16:59</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Dementia Friendly Community launch is due to take place on Thursday&nbsp;2 July at&nbsp;3:30pm.&nbsp;</p><p>To find out more contact Louise Cameron (<a href="mailto:louise.cameron@newcastle.gov.uk">louise.cameron@newcastle.gov.uk</a>) or Caroline Collinson (<a href="mailto:caroline.collinson@newcastle.gov.uk">caroline.collinson@newcastle.gov.uk</a>)</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dementia Friendly Community Launch </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, 30 Jun 2015 16:02:13 +0000 amy.stillwell@newcastle.gov.uk 118039 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk BBQ and Fundraising Event http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/bbq-and-fundraising-event <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 - 16:49</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Association of North East Cameroonians presents a BBQ and fundraising event for children with disabilities.</p><p>Saturday 11 July 12 noon - 5pm, Ray Gray Community Centre, Stotts Road, NE6 4UH</p><p>Activities will include face painting, board games, outdoor games, raffle, football tournament.&nbsp; There will be a selection of assorted food and drinks.</p><p>For more information contact: 07412020121 / 07826408770 / 07479952377</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fund raising event and BBQ </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, 30 Jun 2015 15:53:47 +0000 amy.stillwell@newcastle.gov.uk 118038 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Newburn Activity Centre http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/newburn-activity-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">Tue, 30/06/2015 - 16:42</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Newburn Activity Centre offers a range of activities including: over 50s sessions, table tennis, trampolining, martial arts, basketball, badminton, football, dancing, indoor rock climbing, mountain biking, aerobics, walking, inclusive cycling, climbing, archery, abseiling, and water sports such as open canoeing, bell boating, windsurfing, power boating and water skiing. There is also a fitness suite which has a mixture of weights and cardio vascular equipment available.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Newburn Activity Centre provides a range of activities. </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/newburn-activity-centre" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:44:53 +0000 amy.stillwell@newcastle.gov.uk 118037 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Fun Day and BBQ http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/fun-day-and-bbq <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 - 16:33</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>The BBKW Tenants and Residents are having a fun day and bbq on Thursday 30th April. Time is yet to be confirmed but local residents will receive a leaflet through their door so keep your eyes peeled!</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fun day and BBQ in Westgate </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, 30 Jun 2015 15:36:53 +0000 amy.stillwell@newcastle.gov.uk 118036 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Summerhill Bowling Club http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/summerhill-bowling-club <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 - 16:30</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Summerhill Bowling Club; a transquil oasis just minutes from Newcastle Central Station – follow the link for news and events <a href="http://friendsofsummerhill.org.uk/news-and-events/">http://friendsofsummerhill.org.uk/news-and-events/</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Summerhill Bowling Club details </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, 30 Jun 2015 15:32:22 +0000 amy.stillwell@newcastle.gov.uk 118035 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Benefits Advice For Westgate Residents http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/benefits-advice-westgate <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 - 16:26</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Benefits Advice&nbsp; -&nbsp; Welfare Rights advice drop-in sessions are now being held&nbsp;for Westgate residents every Monday.</p><p>Turn up between&nbsp;9.30am-12noon at Ryehill Centre, Colby Court</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Free benefits advice </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, 30 Jun 2015 15:30:04 +0000 amy.stillwell@newcastle.gov.uk 118034 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Ouseburn Festival http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/ouseburn-festival <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 - 13:22</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Ouseburn Festival&nbsp; July 2015<br />Saturday 4 July&nbsp; Live Music and Comedy (Family, Art, Sport &amp; Walks)<br />Sunday 5 July&nbsp; Family Day (Children’s activities, Music, Arts &amp; Crafts, Food market, Stalls,<br />Duck race and Festival Parade)<br />Further details at <a href="http://www.ouseburnfestival.org.uk">www.ouseburnfestival.org.uk</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ouseburn Festival - 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, 30 Jun 2015 12:41:50 +0000 amy.stillwell@newcastle.gov.uk 118018 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Newcastle Garden and Allotment Show Sunday 6 September 2015 http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/newcastle-garden-and-allotment-show-sunday-6-september-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">Tue, 30/06/2015 - 13:17</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Come along to the Newcastle Garden and Allotment Show on Sunday 6 September 2015<br />Westgate Centre for Sport, 11 am to 4pm.&nbsp; <br />Entry £1, children free<br />Fruit, vegetable and flower show<br />To enter and for further details <a href="http://www.newcastleallotments.co.uk">www.newcastleallotments.co.uk</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Come along to the Newcastle Garden and Allotment Show </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, 30 Jun 2015 12:20:57 +0000 amy.stillwell@newcastle.gov.uk 118017 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Hidden Jesmond Photographic Competition 2015 http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/hidden-jesmond-photographic-competition-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">Tue, 30/06/2015 - 13:13</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Jesmond Community Forum and Jesmond Library would like to receive unusual images and views of Jesmond!<br />Prizes for best entries, an exhibition and a 2016 calendar.&nbsp; Categories: Under 16 years and over 16 years.&nbsp;</p><p>Closing date for entries Saturday 26 September 2015<br />Entry form and rules available from Jesmond Library <a href="/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/wwwfileroot/communities-and-neighbourhoods/hidden_jesmond_entry_form.doc">or online.</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jesmond Photographic Competition </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, 30 Jun 2015 12:16:58 +0000 amy.stillwell@newcastle.gov.uk 118016 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Try Free Tennis http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/try-free-tennis <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 - 13:09</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Try Tennis for Free at Jesmond Lawn tennis Club<br />Inspired to play tennis? Every Sunday between 4pm and 6pm we are opening our courts to allow everyone to play tennis for FREE!<br />No need to book just turn up. We provide rackets and balls.&nbsp; We are a small and friendly club and we look forward to welcoming you.<br />See&nbsp; <a href="http://www.jesmondtennisclub.com">http://www.jesmondtennisclub.com</a> for more information on our club.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Try tennis for free at Jesmond Lawn Tennis Club </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, 30 Jun 2015 12:12:01 +0000 amy.stillwell@newcastle.gov.uk 118015 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Activities at Woodlands Centre, High Heaton http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/activities-woodlands-centre-high-heaton <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 - 12:50</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Join us at the Woodlands Centre, Newton Place, High Heaton for our weekly groups:</p><p>Patchwork and Crafts group on Tuesday afternoons 1pm -3pm. Friendly welcome<br />Materials and refreshments supplied. <br /><br />Tai Chi&nbsp; Tuesday afternoon 1pm – 2pm</p><p>We look forward to seeing you. No need to book just drop in!</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Activities at the Woodlands Centre, High Heaton </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, 30 Jun 2015 11:54:32 +0000 amy.stillwell@newcastle.gov.uk 118013 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk South Heaton in Bloom 2015 http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/south-heaton-bloom-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">Tue, 30/06/2015 - 12:38</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Entry is now open for this year’s gardening competition in South Heaton ward.&nbsp; Nominate your own or a neighbours garden!<br />Categories are: Best Front Garden, Best Back Garden, Best Back Yard, Best Edible or Kitchen Garden, Best Newcomer and Best Group Effort.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> South Heaton in Bloom 2015 - entries now open </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="400" height="300" title="South Heaton in Bloom" alt="South Heaton winners" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/heaton_in_bloom.jpg?1435664537" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/south-heaton-bloom-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 11:44:38 +0000 amy.stillwell@newcastle.gov.uk 118011 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Walker Soup - Workshop http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/walker-soup-workshop <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 - 12:30</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Join us for a Walker SOUP workshop on Thursday 30th July, 12-3pm, Monkchester Community Centre, Walker, NE6 2LJ</p><p>Expert support will be available to help you build your good idea for Walker into a strong pitch, plus lunch and a certificate.&nbsp; This will also be a chance to meet others like you who are working to make Walker an even stronger community.</p><p>Contact <a href="mailto:francesca@buildingfutureseast.org">francesca@buildingfutureseast.org</a>, ring 0191 263 2752 or 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"> Walker SOUP workshop, Thursday 30th July 12-3pm. </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, 30 Jun 2015 11:35:47 +0000 amy.stillwell@newcastle.gov.uk 118010 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Personal Independence Payment - Quick Guide http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/personal-independence-payment-quick-guide-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">Mon, 29/06/2015 - 18:42</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Personal Independence Payment (PIP) has replaced Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for new claims from people aged 16-64 on 8 April 2013 or who turn(ed) 16 after that date.&nbsp; People cannot claim DLA and PIP at the same time.&nbsp; For more information visit the <a href="https://www.gov.uk/pip">gov.uk website.</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Personal Independence Payment Guide </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, 29 Jun 2015 17:48:43 +0000 amy.stillwell@newcastle.gov.uk 117906 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Imagine North East Exhibition http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/imagine-north-east-exhibition <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, 29/06/2015 - 18:35</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Are you interested in the future of Benwell and North Shields?&nbsp; If you are, then we would like to invite you to the Imagine North East Exhibition.&nbsp; Imagine North East: Connecting Communities through Research is a project co-ordinated by Durham University with community partners.&nbsp; The focus is on civic participation and community development, exploring histories and futures for the two former Community Development Project (CDP) areas in Tyneside.&nbsp; 12 community partners have worked on projects that imagine the past, present and future.&nbsp; The Durham University team has </p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Imagine North East Exhibition </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/imagine-north-east-exhibition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 17:42:37 +0000 amy.stillwell@newcastle.gov.uk 117905 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Green Team due to launch in Shieldfield http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/green-team-due-launch-shieldfield <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, 29/06/2015 - 18:26</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Plans are underway to launch a 'Green Team' in Shieldfield.&nbsp; The planned start date is Wednesday 15 July 1.30pm-3.30pm&nbsp;and then every Wednesday after that.&nbsp; If you would like to find out more please contact Alene Lee, Groundworks South Tyneside and Newcastle, 0191 428 1144.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Green Team in Shieldfield. </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, 29 Jun 2015 17:30:54 +0000 amy.stillwell@newcastle.gov.uk 117904 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Walker Soup http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/walker-soup <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, 29/06/2015 - 18:11</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Walker SOUP has landed!&nbsp; If you have a good idea for Walker and would like some money for it, we want to hear from you.&nbsp; You don't need to be a registered charity, business etc... you just need to have an idea that will benefit the community in some way.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Walker Soup event happening 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> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/walker-soup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 17:19:28 +0000 amy.stillwell@newcastle.gov.uk 117903 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Silver Lining Returns http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/silver-lining-returns <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, 29/06/2015 - 18:02</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>The return of the club for the over 50s in the Kenton, Fawdon and Gosforth area.&nbsp; Second Thursdays of the month in the community room at Kenton Park Sports Centre, Anfield Road, off Hillsview Avenue.&nbsp;</p><p>Next meeting date: 9 July, 10.30am, Kenton Park Sports Centre.</p><p>Topic - Should voting be compulsory?&nbsp; The arguments for and against, and alternatives for encouraging people to vote.</p><p>All welcome, just drop in, free of charge.&nbsp; Starting at 10.30am with a break and refreshments, usually finished around noon.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Silver Lining Club, new dates. </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, 29 Jun 2015 17:10:36 +0000 amy.stillwell@newcastle.gov.uk 117902 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Fawdon Community Library http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/fawdon-community-library <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, 29/06/2015 - 17:50</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Check out your local library!</strong></p><p>We're open again inside Fawdon Community Centre on Fawdon Park Road, the library is now run by volunteers.&nbsp; We have a good choice of children's books and there are new books coming in all the time.&nbsp;</p><p>Opening hours:</p><p>Monday 11am-5pm</p><p>Tuesday 10am-2pm</p><p>Wednesday 10am-1pm</p><p>Thursday 2pm-5pm</p><p>Friday 10am-1pm</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fawdon Community Library, now open. </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/fawdon-community-library" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 16:56:53 +0000 amy.stillwell@newcastle.gov.uk 117901 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Community Clean Ups http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/community-clean-ups <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, 29/06/2015 - 17:44</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Greening Wingrove organise regular community clean ups around the local area.&nbsp; If you would like to go along and take part, you can find out more on their <a href="https://www.facebook.com/groups/streetclean/?fref=ts">Facebook group,</a>&nbsp;'Greening Wingrove Street Clean.'&nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Community clean ups in Wingrove </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, 29 Jun 2015 16:50:33 +0000 amy.stillwell@newcastle.gov.uk 117891 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Greening Wingrove Garden Festival 2015 http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/greening-wingrove-garden-festival-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">Mon, 29/06/2015 - 17:13</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Project Team is excited to announce that the next festival will be taking place on Sunday 2 August.&nbsp; Find out how the festival went last year <a href="http://greeningwingrove.org.uk/greening-wingrove-garden-festival-2014-2/">on our website.</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Greening Wingrove Garden Festival 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/greening-wingrove-garden-festival-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 16:43:49 +0000 amy.stillwell@newcastle.gov.uk 117890 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Vertical Veg http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/vertical-veg <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, 29/06/2015 - 16:58</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Summer is on its way and&nbsp;Greening Wingrove&nbsp;want to help all those budding vertical veggers out there to get more from their front spaces.</p><p>Greening Wingrove&nbsp;are keen to know if you would be interested in receiving a slim line water butt, with or without linked container, for growing your vegetables in!&nbsp; If they can generate enough interest&nbsp;they will&nbsp;approach Northumbrian Water Ltd and see what they can do!&nbsp; <a href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/saveabucketload">Find out more on their webpage and survey.</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Greening Wingrove want to help with vertical veg planting. </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, 29 Jun 2015 16:13:35 +0000 amy.stillwell@newcastle.gov.uk 117889 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk DIY Streets Comes To Fenham http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/diy-streets-comes-fenham <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, 29/06/2015 - 16:48</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>What is DIY streets?</p><p>DIY Streets is a Sustrans project in which they work closely with local communities and local partners to help residents re-design their streets affordably, putting people back at their heart and making them safer and more attractive places to live.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A DIY Streets project is underway in Fenham. Find out more and have your say. </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="422" height="300" title="DIY Streets in Fenham" alt="DIY Streets crossing" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/diy_streets.jpg?1435593374" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/diy-streets-comes-fenham" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 15:58:01 +0000 amy.stillwell@newcastle.gov.uk 117888 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Central Motorway overnight closures this weekend http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/central-motorway-overnight-closures-weekend-1 <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, 25/06/2015 - 18:22</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>The southbound carriageway of the Central Motorway A167(M) will be closed this Sunday, 28 June (4-11am) for routine maintenance.&nbsp;</p><p>The closure applies to all vehicles between Cowhill Overbridge and the Tyne Bridge, as well as a fast lane closure between Cowgate roundabout and Cowhill Overbridge..There will also be a fast lane closure in place on the northbound carriageway between New Bridge Street roundabout and the Tyne Bridge (5-7am). Please plan your journeys accordingly</p><div><br /></div><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Central Motorway overnight closures </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, 25 Jun 2015 17:26:38 +0000 adele.bradley@newcastle.gov.uk 117325 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Putting cycling centre stage as Minister for Transport launches active travel centre http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/putting-cycling-centre-stage-minister-transport-launches-active-travel-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">Thu, 25/06/2015 - 13:46</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">The Minister was guest of honour (Thursday 25 February) at the launch of the new Active Travel Centre called 'The Journey'. He was joined by Cllr Nick Forbes, Leader of Newcastle City Council, and former Olympic gold medal cyclist, Chris Boardman MBE, who is now Policy Adviser to British Cycling, the internationally recognised body for cycle sport in the UK.</span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A new one-stop-shop for cycling and sustainable travel was officially opened today by Minister of Transport Robert Goodwill MP. </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="Robert Goodwill MP Minister for Transport and Leader of Newcastle City Council Nick Forbes" alt="Robert Goodwill MP Minister for Transport and Leader of Newcastle City Council N" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/active_centre_launch_-_25_june_2015.jpg?1435237151" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/putting-cycling-centre-stage-minister-transport-launches-active-travel-centre" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 25 Jun 2015 13:01:46 +0000 ann.bridges@newcastle.gov.uk 117287 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Tackling Problematic Beggars http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/tackling-problematic-beggars <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, 25/06/2015 - 12:21</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">Martin Mattocks, Colin Martin and Lee Jackson Young (pictured) were ordered to stop asking shoppers for money after a string of complaints from members of the public who felt intimidated by their behaviour.</span></p> <p>The sanctions came after Newcastle City Council - backed by new Government anti-social behaviour powers - applied for civil injunctions against the three men at Newcastle County Court which granted the orders on 16 June 2015..</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Three prolific beggars who engaged in anti-social behaviour and caused misery for people in Newcastle have been banned from begging by a District Judge at Newcastle County Court. </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="Colin Martin, Martin Mattocks and Lee Jackson Young (pictured)" alt="Beggars" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/beggars_0.jpg?1435233752" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/tackling-problematic-beggars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 25 Jun 2015 11:40:48 +0000 commpublishing@newcastle.gov.uk 117276 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Byker Old Town Walkabouts http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/byker-old-town-walkabouts <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, 24/06/2015 - 12:26</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Newcastle City Council and Your Homes Newcastle would like to invite you to join a walkabout in your area.&nbsp; They would like to meet you, hear what you think needs attention or how you would like to get more involved.</p><p><a href="/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/wwwfileroot/communities-and-neighbourhoods/june_2015_leaflet_template_2_byker_walkabout.pdf">See the flyer for more information.</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Byker Old Town Walkabouts - get involved </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, 24 Jun 2015 11:34:32 +0000 amy.stillwell@newcastle.gov.uk 117076 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Low Heaton Community Association http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/low-heaton-community-association <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, 24/06/2015 - 09:49</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Low Heaton Community Association have set up the Second Sunday Club!</p><p>The Second Sunday Clubs have got off to a great start over the past few months; come rain or shine they have been out with bin bags and litter pickers.&nbsp; Previous litter picks have focused on Bolingbroke Street and Mowbray Street.&nbsp; The club has now moved onto Hotspur Street and Warwick Road and are hoping to make it as far as Stratford Grove West if they continue to get a good turn out of people wanting to help.&nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Low Heaton Community Association would like people to get involved. </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/low-heaton-community-association" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 24 Jun 2015 10:21:43 +0000 amy.stillwell@newcastle.gov.uk 117071 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Become a Digital Champion http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/become-a-digital-champion <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, 23/06/2015 - 18:15</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>In September&nbsp;YHN are running another basic IT and access to the internet course and another Digital Champions course.</p><p>Even if you have never used a computer before, the four week basic IT course will teach you how to access and use the internet.</p><p>The Digital Champions course will give you the confidence and skills to help you support others in your community. To get a place on the one day Digital Champions course you must complete the four week basic IT course and feel confident enough to support others.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Digital Champions course starting in 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> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/become-a-digital-champion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 23 Jun 2015 17:20:09 +0000 amy.stillwell@newcastle.gov.uk 116981 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Byker In Bloom 2015 http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/byker-bloom-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">Tue, 23/06/2015 - 17:38</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Nominate now for Byker In Bloom 2015 - deadline for nominations is 16 July 2015.&nbsp; You can nominate a neighbour or yourself.</p><p>For more information or to enter visit <a href="http://www.groundworks.org.uk/stan">www.groundworks.org.uk/stan</a> or contact Alene Lee on 0191 4281144 or email <a href="mailto:alene.lee@groundworks.org.uk">alene.lee@groundworks.org.uk</a></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nominate now for Byker In Bloom 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, 23 Jun 2015 16:59:51 +0000 amy.stillwell@newcastle.gov.uk 116978 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Blakelaw Bunker Site Development http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/blakelaw-bunker-site-development <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, 23/06/2015 - 17:25</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Blakelaw Bunker site has&nbsp;been awarded £10,000&nbsp;from Groundworks.&nbsp; The funding will be used to pay for landscaping and pathways which are due to be installed in early July.&nbsp; Following this work volunteers from Blakelaw Ward Community Partnership will be carrying out a community clean up to prepare the area for local community events.&nbsp;</p><p>If you would like to get involved with the work on the Blakelaw Bunker site please contact Glenn Pendleton on 0191 2774192</p><p>&nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Blakelaw Bunker Site attracts investment </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, 23 Jun 2015 16:37:29 +0000 amy.stillwell@newcastle.gov.uk 116977 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Blakelaw Strictly Come Tea Dance and Social Event http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/blakelaw-strictly-come-tea-dance-and-social-event <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, 23/06/2015 - 17:20</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Come along to the Strictly Come Tea Dance and Social Event on Monday 13th July 1pm - 3.30pm, The Blakelaw Centre, Binswood Avenue, Blakelaw</strong></p><p>Dust off your dancing shoes and let our expert dance tutor guide you through the steps.&nbsp; Afternoon tea and dance tutition is provided.&nbsp; Tickets are £2.50 per person and available to purchase on the door.&nbsp; Doors open at 1pm and dance starts at 1.30pm.&nbsp; Everyone welome</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Come along to the Strictly Come Tea Dance and Social Event on Monday 13th July 1pm - 3.30pm, The Blakelaw Centre, Binswood Avenue, Blakelaw </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, 23 Jun 2015 16:25:30 +0000 amy.stillwell@newcastle.gov.uk 116976 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Blakelaw Park Lives Event - 24th July http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/blakelaw-park-lives-event-24th-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">Tue, 23/06/2015 - 17:05</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Blakelaw Park Lives Event is happening on 24th July from 12-3pm in Blakelaw Park and activities are free!</strong></p><p>Come along and join in the fun at Blakelaw Park.&nbsp; Try out new activities and meet&nbsp;new people.&nbsp; For more information email <a href="mailto:marguerite.fisher@newcastle.gov.uk">marguerite.fisher@newcastle.gov.uk</a> or telephone 07814420473</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Come along and join in the fun at your local park and enjoy free activities. </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, 23 Jun 2015 16:19:45 +0000 amy.stillwell@newcastle.gov.uk 116975 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Council programme helps a thousand families out of trouble http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/council-programme-helps-a-thousand-families-out-trouble <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, 23/06/2015 - 11:28</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Latest figures show that the Newcastle Families Programme has now helped over a thousand local families to get to grips with their problems resulting better outcomes for parents and children. <br /><br />Performance figures from the national Troubled Families programme show that the Newcastle team have helped 1010 families since April 2012. <br /><br />The Newcastle Families Programme brings together professionals from a range of agencies to identify and provide more support to families most in need of help. <br /></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Targeting support to improve lives </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/council-programme-helps-a-thousand-families-out-trouble" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 23 Jun 2015 10:36:27 +0000 steve.park@newcastle.gov.uk 116956 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Local People. Local Ideas. Local Decisions http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/local-people-local-ideas-local-decisions <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, 22/06/2015 - 14:20</span> </div> </div> </div> <h3>Local People. Local Ideas. Local Decisions</h3><p><strong></strong>Local people are best placed to know what will work in their area and we are looking for a small group of people to come together as a panel to help local councillors decide how to spend the money. You would need to be able to commit to two ‘decision making’ panel meetings a year as well as a couple of planning meetings&nbsp;before the panel.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Local people are best placed to know what will work in their area and we are looking for a small group of people to come together as a panel to help local councillors decide how to spend the money. You would need to be able to commit to two ‘decision making’ panel meetings a year as well as a couple of planning meetings before the panel. If you want to be part of a panel who helps decide which ideas are funded please email jo.jefferson@newcastle.gov.uk by 19 June 2015 to find out more. </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/local-people-local-ideas-local-decisions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 13:30:10 +0000 amy.stillwell@newcastle.gov.uk 116833 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk New fund for Wingrove ward residents http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/new-fund-wingrove-ward <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, 22/06/2015 - 13:33</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Do you live in Wingrove?&nbsp; Have you and your neighbours got an idea that just needs a little kick start?</strong><br /><br />We’ve set up a pot of money to help small groups of people in Wingrove get together&nbsp;to do something they enjoy and matters to them which will improve their environment&nbsp;and benefit their community.&nbsp;We know people have great ideas and mostly they don’t cost very much money,&nbsp;usually around £250. They just need a little spark, a little support and then – stand&nbsp;well back!</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do you live in Wingrove? Have you and your neighbours got an idea that needs a little kick start? You can apply for up to £250 to do something which will improve your environment and benefit the community. The deadline for applications is 3 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/new-fund-wingrove-ward" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 13:19:54 +0000 amy.stillwell@newcastle.gov.uk 116832 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk Olympic medallist to speak at prestigious cycling conference in Newcastle http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/olympic-medallist-speak-prestigious-cycling-conference-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, 18/06/2015 - 08:27</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">The 1992 Summer Olympics individual pursuit gold medallist, now Policy Advisor to British Cycling, will join some of the leading thinkers in cycling policy, research, urban planning and design to find new and innovative ways of sharing knowledge that translates into policy development and delivery.</span></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> British former racing cyclist, Chris Boardman MBE, will deliver one of the keynote speeches at this year&#039;s Cycle City, Active City Conference, which takes place one week today on 24 and 25 June at Newcastle&#039;s 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" width="475" height="300" title="Cycle City Active City Conference - Thur 24 and Fri 25 June at Newcastle&#039;s Civic Centre" alt="Cycle City Active City Conference - Thur 24 and Fri 25 June at Newcastle&#039;s Civic" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/cycling_image_-_resized_for_web_0.jpg?1434612628" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/olympic-medallist-speak-prestigious-cycling-conference-newcastle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 18 Jun 2015 07:34:31 +0000 ann.bridges@newcastle.gov.uk 116268 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk City prepares to welcome the Hoppings 2015 and Newcastle Military Show http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/city-prepares-welcome-hoppings-2015-and-newcastle-military-show <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, 17/06/2015 - 10:12</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>The impressive aerial display will form a key element of Newcastle Military Show’s participation in a joint opening ceremony from its site location adjacent to The Hoppings car park. In total there are over 300 action-packed rides and attractions with something for everyone to enjoy.&nbsp; The perfect ingredients for ideal family fun.</p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-description"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> For the first time in its 133-year history, Europe’s largest travelling funfair, the Hoppings, will be officially launched on Saturday, 20 June at 1.30pm with the assistance of some airborne VIPs. </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="Europe’s largest travelling funfair, the Hoppings." alt="Europe’s largest travelling funfair, the Hoppings" src="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/hoppingsnewsstory.jpg?1434536519" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news-story/city-prepares-welcome-hoppings-2015-and-newcastle-military-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 17 Jun 2015 09:28:40 +0000 rachel.bishop@newcastle.gov.uk 116140 at http://www.newcastle.gov.uk