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…/… or let the Focus Team know.

Leaves - Durham Road

Merry Christmas!

The Low Fell Lib Dem Focus Team – Councillors Ron Beadle, Susan Craig, Daniel Duggan and all our volunteers – would like to wish all residents a very Merry Christmas.


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Christmas lights ‘switch on’

On Wednesday, 23rd November at approximately  3.30pm outside of Rosa Twelve restaurant in Low Fell, our annual Christmas ‘switch on’ will take place.

We have BBC Radio’s Alfie Joey coming along to host the event and Oak Voices and Cragside Colliery Band to support our Christmas Carols singing. Lynsey Nicholls of Tyneside Vineyard Church will be there to help lead the Carol singing.
“We are delighted with the support given in helping to raise funding towards our tree and lights” said Councillor Susan Craig, Chair of Low Fell Forum, who organises the event. “Can I take this opportunity to thank all of our sponsors below.”

Andrew Craig Residential Sales and Lettings
Ann Millward Dental Practice
Baltic Windows
Belle Vue Estates
CPT Telecom Business Systems
Gordon Brown Estate Agents Limited
Joseph Swan Academy
Imperial Restaurant
Thomas Wilson Workingmens’s Club and Institute

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Remembrance Service in Low Fell

Today hundreds of local residents gathered at the Boer War Memorial on Durham Road in an act of remembrance.
Councillor Susan Craig, who as Chair of the Low Fell Forum organised the Service, said ‘‘I’d like to thank the many residents, school pupils and local businesspeople who turned out to pay their respects to our service men and women. We were pleased to also welcome the Mayor of Gateshead to the Service. I’d also like to thank the Carlton Club for providing refreshments to residents after the Service.’’

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