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It’s that time of year again! The Low Fell Summer Fayre will be held on Saturday 24th June, 12 noon till 4pm in Kells Lane Park and all are welcome!
We have live entertainment from Midnight Breeze, Julie Maughan, Dave Lynas, Tune Army and Oakfield School.
There will be various stalls, hot and cold food, a bouncy castle and much more.
The event will be opened by the Deputy Mayor of Gateshead and is organised by the Low Fell Forum with the support of Gateshead Council.
Councillor Susan Craig, Chair of the Low Fell Forum, said ”The fayre is a great day for all and is a wonderful opportunity to bring our community together. We hope many residents comes along and enjoy the day”.
There is no parking outside the park and the nearest large car parks are at Lowreys Lane and Cross Keys Lane. We would encourage people to walk, cycle or use public transport to attend the event.
The wall at the bottom of Lowreys Lane car park has now been rebuilt. Previously it was left in a poor state of disrepair for a number of months (pictured below).
Councillor Daniel Duggan said ”It’s good that the collapsed wall has now been removed as the rubble of bricks looked bad. However, rebuilding this wall and remodelling the bays has cost the taxpayer £7,458. The wall was never actually needed in the first place and the money would surely have been better spent on other priorities in Low Fell”.
There have been reports of anti-social behaviour taking place in Kells Lane park at night. This has included vandalism and residents being verbally abused. The Focus Team have raised this with the police who have been visiting the park daily. The Council has also said they will lock the park each night.
If you see any anti-social behaviour taking place please report it to the police and the Council’s community safety team on 0191 433 2168 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The Low Fell Planters, who do a great job looking after the flowers and plants on Durham Road and elsewhere in Low Fell, have told us that people have been seen stealing the plants that they plant. The flowers and plants are paid for, and planted, by volunteers for the benefit of the community. If you see anyone stealing plants please contact the police. Their non-emergency number is 101.