Council News https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/news/feed?search= en Bus lane enforcement goes live https://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="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://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 https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Work to infill the unpopular subways at Cowgate roundabout will start next week (w/c 3 August 2015). https://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="https://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="https://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 https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Newcastle Libraries launch Summer Reading Challenge selfie competition https://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="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/cllrstockdale.jpg?1438084482" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://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 https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Your chance to catch a glimpse of the Rugby World Cup https://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="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/rwctrophynewsstory.jpg?1438070782" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://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 https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Transformation of city centre street due to start https://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="https://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="https://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 https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Literary journey of discovery on Metro https://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="https://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="https://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 https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Council worker honoured at national award ceremony https://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="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/localityaward.jpg?1437641331" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://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 https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Civic plans given the go-ahead https://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="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://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 https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Summer Craft Market at Nunsmoor Centre https://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="https://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 https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Summer Activities in North Benwell https://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="https://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 https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Summer Activities in Byker Old Town https://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="https://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 https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Important changes to the way we take payments https://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="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/manonsmartphone.jpg?1437563410" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://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 https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Cabinet to decide on Civic Centre investment https://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="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://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 https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Office Accommodation https://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="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://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 https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Vacancies at Newcastle Great Park Community Centre https://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="https://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 https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Warning about Phone Scam from Northumbria Police https://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="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://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 https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Record Breakers: The Summer Reading Challenge 2015 https://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="http://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="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://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 https://www.newcastle.gov.uk A186 West Road, Westgate Road and Brighton Grove - Road resurfacing work to start Sunday 19 July https://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="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://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 https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Walker Park Fun Day https://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="https://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 https://www.newcastle.gov.uk What to do in the Summer Holidays https://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="https://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 https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Family Fun Day at The Hive https://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="https://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 https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Summer Activities with John Boste https://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="https://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 https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Rising Stars Parent and Toddler Group at the City of God Church https://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="https://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 https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Newcastle Pride https://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="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://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 https://www.newcastle.gov.uk "Building Bridges" - Positive People Positive Places grants in and around Newbiggin Hall https://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="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://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 https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Weekend event to unveil £3.2million Exhibition Park improvements https://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="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/news-articles/exhibitionpark.jpg?1436525261" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://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 https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Congratulations to Montagu Nursery https://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="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://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 https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Lemington Playgroup - 2 year old funding https://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="https://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 https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Fun Day https://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="https://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 https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Council fleet hit the roads sporting new Keep it Clean messages https://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="https://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="https://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 https://www.newcastle.gov.uk West Denton Church Community Fayre https://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="https://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 https://www.newcastle.gov.uk North Benwell Terraces Event - 26 July https://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="https://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 https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Newcastle Libraries' Work Clubs https://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="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://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 https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Mature Movers 50+ - Every Thursday https://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="https://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 https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Creative Writing Sessions on Mondays https://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="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://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 https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Apprenticeship Fair - 8 July 2015, St James' Park https://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="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://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 https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Montagu Community Litter Pick https://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="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://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 https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Friends of Kenton Dene https://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="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://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 https://www.newcastle.gov.uk The Kenton Ward Active Citizen Project https://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="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://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 https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Free Performance Skills Workshops for Young People https://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="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://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 https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Greening Dene https://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="https://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 https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Dementia Friendly Community Launch in North and South Jesmond https://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="https://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 https://www.newcastle.gov.uk BBQ and Fundraising Event https://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="https://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 https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Newburn Activity Centre https://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="https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/sites/drupalncc.newcastle.gov.uk/files/imagefield_default_images/civic.jpg?1382973383" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://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 https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Fun Day and BBQ https://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="https://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 https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Summerhill Bowling Club https://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="https://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 https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Benefits Advice For Westgate Residents https://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="https://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 https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Ouseburn Festival https://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="https://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 https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Newcastle Garden and Allotment Show Sunday 6 September 2015 https://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="https://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 https://www.newcastle.gov.uk Hidden Jesmond Photographic Competition 2015 https://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="https://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 https://www.newcastle.gov.uk