For urgent press enquiries out of hours phone 0191 278 7878 and ask to be put in touch with the duty press officer. Please note this is for members of the press only. 

You can also email us at:

Information on our media and publicity protocols.

Press Office staff

Andrew McKegney
Communication Manager - 0191 211 5099
Corporate, Emergency Planning, Public safety, Licensing, Enforcement.

James Plater
Communication Officer - 0191 211 6822
Wellbeing, Care and Learning (Children's and Adult services).

Steve Park
Assistant Director of Policy and Communication - 0191 211 5071
Communities and Neighbourhoods

Page last updated: 31 October, 2014