Author Archives: daniel

Ron chosen to stand for Lib Dems

The Lib Dem Focus Team has selected Ron Beadle to be our candidate in May’s local elections. Ron has been a member of the Focus Team since 1989. He lives in Low Fell with his partner. Their children went to Kells Lane and are now at Emmanuel College. Ron has worked at Northumbria University since […]

Gateshead Council’s Budget

Last week Gateshead Council passed their budget. Labour Councillors voted to, amongst other things, cut spending on potholes and pavement repairs, cut mental health provision, and cut street light repairs. Council Tax will rise by 3.99%. Labour councillors rejected a Lib Dem amendment to invest more in street cleaning which was to be funded by […]

Council Budget: Your views wanted

With the public consultation on the council’s proposed budget closing on 11th January, make sure you have your say. Gateshead Council have put forward their proposals for their budget. These include: Cutting the budget for fixing potholes and pavement repairs by 60% Getting rid of the pest control service Ending maintenance of all bowls and […]

Lighting column improvements

The Council is to renew lighting columns in a number of Low Fell streets in 2019. The new columns will be taller order to improve light dispersal. The streets receiving new columns are Arundel Gardens, Beacon Street, Beaconsfield Avenue, Beaconsfield Crescent, Church Road, Clement Street, Cross Keys Lane, Derwent Gardens, Egremont Gardens, Florence Avenue, Grove […]