Author Archives: daniel

School crossing update

Oakfield Junior and Infant Schools, on Chowdene Bank, have been without a lollipop person for sometime now. After raising this with Council officers, we can report that a replacement lollipop person has now been appointed and it is hoped they will begin in September. Low Fell Councillor Daniel Duggan, who raised this matter with council […]

Low Fell Summer Fayre

Low Fell’s annual Summer Fayre will be held on Saturday, 29th June in Kells Lane Park between 12 and 4pm. Susan Craig, Chair of the Low Fell Forum which organises the fayre, said “There will be many stalls, refreshments and free entertainment. The entertainment line up will include vocalist Julie Maughan, Midnight Breeze, school children […]

Help save the Hardman Centre

At the time of writing liquidators have been appointed to manage the closure of the Hardman Centre. The Centre has served Low Fell since the 1970, providing both a pre school and elderly day care. In response to this, and working with local residents, we have met with senior council officers, the Chair of the Centre’s Trustees and […]

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 […]