Kells Lane Park Fayre

It’s that time of year when the Low Fell Forum are starting to plan the Kells Lane Park Summer Fayre.

This year’s Fayre will take place in Kells Lane Park, Low Fell on Saturday 24th June between 12 and 4pm.

If you are interested in having a stall, please contact Councillor Susan Craig, Chair of the Forum, for further details by calling her on 0191 488 0787 or emailing Cllr.scraig@gateshead.gov.uk

Also, if you would like to take part in the entertainment, please contact Susan. We are looking for singers, dancers, musicians or magicians etc

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Thomas Wilson remembered

A blue plaque has recently been unveiled to remember Thomas Wilson. It is on The Bank on Durham Road.

The plaque reads: ‘Thomas Wilson, 1773-1858. Pitman, poet, schoolteacher, businessman, councillor and local benefactor. Established this building (1841) as Gateshead Fell Reading Rooms and school, for Low Fell residents’.
The Focus Team would like to congratulate the Gateshead Local History Society for all their work in making this blue plaque possible!blue plaque 2

Keeping Low Fell clean and tidy

A free app has been launched to make it easy to report graffiti, fly-tipping, potholes, dog mess etc.

It is the leading and most used environmental reporting service in the UK and is supported by Keep Britain Tidy.

To learn more visit http://www.lovecleanstreets.com/reports/home

Winter gritting under threat! Sign the Petition Today!

Gateshead Council is planning to cut the number of roads that are gritted in Low Fell and across Gateshead next winter.

Planned cuts include roads on estates and some bus routes. Roads that will be affected in Low Fell are likely to include parts of Kells Lane, Beaconsfield Road and Church Road and many others. The Council has admitted that this would have a ‘major impact’ on roads users.

A decision on next year’s gritting policy will be made in late February – to help save our gritting please sign our petition today

Dealing with Leaves

A number of residents living on Durham Road and the Chowdene Estate have contacted the Focus Team about the large amount of wet and slippery leaves on Durham Road between Low Fell Library and Appledore Gardens.
The Focus Team pressed the Council to clean these up and this has now been done (pictured below).
If you know of leaves that need to be removed please contact the Council on 0191 433 7000, by visiting http://www.gateshead.gov.uk/…/street-sweeping-and-litter.as… or let the Focus Team know.

Leaves - Durham Road