Winter gritting

If you come across roads that need gritting, or a grit bin that needs topping up, please contact the Council on 0191 433 7000 or by email at

Council Budget: Your Views Wanted

This year’s Council budget consultation has begun. Among the proposals for saving £13 million are reduced collections from on street litter bins, the closure of Low Fell’s public toilet and a reduction in opening hours at the Campground recycling centre.

To read more about the Council’s budget proposals for next year, and to give your views, please click here

The consultation closes on 12th January 2018.

Christmas in Low Fell

Low Fell’s Christmas tree and lights ‘switch on’ took place on Wednesday, 29th November. A big thanks for Alfie Joey of BBC Radio Newcastle for hosting and to Craghead Colliery Band and Oak Voices. Also, thank you to the special guests the Metrognomes.

The Low Fell Forum, a voluntary group which organises the event, would like to thank the sponsors who donated to pay for the tree and lights, as well residents who contributed to the funding appeal. The sponsors are:

Andrew Craig Residential Sales and Lettings
Ann Millward Dental Practice
Anne Davidson & Associates
Baltic Windows
Belle Vue Estates
Dean Taxis
Eve Trew School of Dance
Imperial Restaurant
Sarah Mains Estate Agents and Lettings

Also, a big thanks to Fell’s Angels, the Low Fell branch of the Women’s Institute, for the wonderful knitted decorations.

Cllr. Susan Craig, Chair of Low Fell Forum, said ‘‘We are very grateful to all who have donated to ensure Low Fell once again has a Christmas tree and lights. We hope residents enjoyed the event and the tree and lights’’.

Remembrance Service

As usual Low Fell’s Remembrance Service will take place on November 11th, rather than the nearest Sunday. This year it falls on a Saturday and we will be assembling at 10.30am at the Boer War Memorial on Durham Road. Please join us.