Commemorative plaque unveiled at civic centre

Former Lord Mayors of Newcastle standing outside the civic centre.
The Lord Mayor of Newcastle, Cllr Hazel Stephenson, is joined by former Lord Mayors at the unveiling of a plaque to mark the end of the 800th year of the Newcastle mayoralty.
 

A commemorative plaque was today (Feb 28) unveiled at Newcastle Civic Centre by the city’s Lord Mayor, Cllr Hazel Stephenson.

The unveiling is one of a number of events held this year in honour of the 800th anniversary of Newcastle’s mayoralty.

The plaque, outside the civic centre on Ceremonial Way, marks the current seat of local government in the city.

It complements a plaque installed at the Guildhall last year, at the start of the 800th anniversary year, which marks the original seat of local governance.

The Lord Mayor of Newcastle, Cllr Hazel Stephenson, said: “It is a great honour to be Lord Mayor in this special year of the mayoralty of Newcastle and I am very pleased to be unveiling this plaque today.

“This not only marks the current seat of local government in Newcastle but should also serve as a reminder of the importance of local democracy.

“It is fitting that, at the start and end of this 800th anniversary year, we commemorate those places where the government of the city, by the people of the city has been based.”

The unveiling ceremony at the civic centre was attended by former Lord Mayors, Aldermen and Freemen.