Labour Council Leader claimed £2700 for driving his car

Labour Leader of Gateshead Council, Martin Gannon, who has called on residents to leave their cars at home and use public transport instead, has claimed thousands of pounds in motoring expenses.  Cllr Gannon, who recently ordered a humiliating uturn on major changes to roads in central Gateshead,...

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No Local COVID-19 Outbreak in Whickham Area

Concerned residents have recently contacted their local councillors as there have been a number of new COVID-19 cases related to pubs and restaurants over the past few days. We have received reports of 14 cases in Whickham, Sunniside and Swalwell. However, following discussion...

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Ochre Yards Area Residents Demand to be Heard!

Concerned Residents Voice Their Opinions - In Overwhelming Survey Results: Following Gateshead Council's failure to engage or consult with local residents on the sweeping changes to the roads around their homes, community campaigners in Ochre Yards have joined together to provide people with th...

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Changes to Whickham Centre on the Way

Social distancing plans are being formulated: Your ward councillors have held an online meeting with Council officers who informed us that they are investigating changes to the layout of Whickham centre, in line with a new Government scheme "Coronavirus (COVID-19): safer public places - urban c...

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Gateshead Coronavirus Response: Survey

So we can better serve our community please let us know your views:   We hope this post finds you all safe and well. Over the last few months it’s become clearer than ever that Gateshead is a place with an incredibly active and caring community, it's been great to see people pull together to he...

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Poll: NHS & Key Workers Commemorative Bench

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