On this page you will find information about meeting, events and activities in the ward. 

Meetings in the Ward

Events and Activities

Meetings in the Ward

Map of Benwell Scotswood Ward Boundary

Click here to see a map of the ward boundary

Ward Committees

Your Ward Committee is made up of three local councillors. Its purpose is to identify and address local issues. The committee consults and works with local residents and businesses, agencies and voluntary and community sector organisations.

The Ward Committee meets at least once every two months and are open to the public.  The date of the next Benwell Scotswood Ward Committee is still to be determined for further information please contact your Senior Communities Officer. 

The Senior Communities Officer organises and publicises Ward Committee meetings and deals with any issues raised. They can help you with transport to and from the meeting, childcare and information in a range of community languages.

View the public papers for Benwell and Scotswood Ward Committee meetings.

Budget 2016 - fair choices for tough times

The council is facing significant financial difficulties. We need to cut our budget by £90m by 2016, which is around a third of our total budget.
Details about how we propose to do this are published here. These are proposals, not decisions. http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/your-council/budget-and-annual-report/budget-proposals-2016
We want to hear your views about how you feel these proposed changes may impact upon you and your community. We are also interested to hear about any actions you think we can take to minimise these impacts where possible. You can go online here http://www.letstalknewcastle.co.uk/consultations/index/63 to take part in our surveys and topic walls.

Consultation will run until 1 February 2013, after which time the council’s Cabinet will consider responses to the consultation, and recommend its draft budget to Full Council on 6 March 2013.

Community Archaeology in Benwell

A large Community Archaeology Project is to be run across Tyneside and is programmed to run until 2015.  For further information please contact Nick Hodgson - Project Manager 0191  454 4093.  The project website can be found at www.hadrianswallquest.co.uk

Scotswood Community Safety Forum

This page contains information about the different meetings, events and activities taking place in the ward. You can add details of your own event or meeting.

Scotswood has a Community Safety Forum which meets monthly at the Scotswood Neighbourhood Centre. The Forum meets to discuss crime and community safety issues in the area. The forum is made up of officers from the City Council, YHN and Police as well as representatives from local residents group. If your residents group is based in Scotswood and you would like to be represented on the forum please email clare.hodgson@newcastle.gov.uk or phone 0191 277 3628.

Scotswood Housing and Environmental Forum

If you are part of a residents group in Scotswood you might like to join the Scotswood Housing and Environmental Forum (SHEF). SHEF meets regularly at the Scotswood Neighbourhood Centre to discuss issues around housing and the condition of the area. For more information contact Kirsty Williams on 0191 277 1807.

Events and Activities
Learning Hub at the Millin Centre

Need a quiet place to study? Stuck on something and need some help? Don't have access to a computer at home for study? Come along to our Learning Hub!

Get away from home and work with a university student tutor. You can get support with:

  • exam revision,
  • homework and assignments,
  • one-to-one tuition,
  • study advice & guidance 
  • job application forms,
  • writing CVs and personal statements

When and Where?
Millin Centre, 160 Ellesmere Road, Benwell: Mondays and Wednesdays 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Open to children and young people (8-18). All student tutors have been CRB-checked, vetted and trained. The Learning Hub is supervised by a qualified teacher. To find out more information or for a registration form, please text or call Caroline on 07930469198 or email to: info@success4all.org.uk.  If you find the Millin Centre is too far for you and you have a community centre, church hall or library near you, please get in touch about setting up a LEARNING HUB near you!

Friends of Newcastle Trees

The newly constituted Friends of Newcastle Trees takes over the work of the Newcastle Tree Wardens as set up by the Newcastle City Council Tree Strategy. Friends of Newcastle Trees Information Sheet (101kb)
Tree Wardens from Friends of Newcastle Trees act as  a ‘neighbourhood watch’ over the trees where they live. Looking out for problems like; vandalism, storm damage, disease, dead trees and reporting protected trees being damaged or under threat. You could also help find places to plant more trees in your area and join in with tree, hedgerow and woodland projects. To find out more please contact Tel: Edwina Symmons 0191 2778950 Email: newcastletrees@ymail.com 

make your mark

We are delighted to invite you to a make your mark drop in event on Thursday 29 November 2012 at Carnegie Building on Atkinson Road, Benwell, 4.00pm - 6.00pm.  The drop will give you a chance to find out more about make your mark and the projects that are operating,

Celebrate St Margaret's Day

Saturday 20 July 2013 - please click here for more information.


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