Welcome to your Kenton Ward 'Where I Live' webpage

This site gives you the opportunity to 'have your say' and find out what is going on in your local area. By using the links on the right hand side of this page you can find out what's going on in your area including meetings and events and information on community groups.

Newcastle City Council Budget 2014

Newcastle City Council set out a three year budget to save £100m following Government cuts and rising costs. To find out more please click here.

 

Kenton Ward Committee

View the papers online click here.
 

Kenton Ward Budget Priorities

The Ward committee agreed these priorities at the meeting on 9 January 2014.

The priorities are as follows:
• Training which provides clear succession routes to education, training or work

• Activities which improve the life-chances and health and well-being of ‘marginalised’ groups across the ward

• Environmental type activities which encourage local involvement and ‘ownership’

• Activities targeted at ‘social cohesion’ between ages and BME  communities

• Work that will tackle child poverty by introducing youngsters andn parents to new opportunities.

To view the report please click here.

 

Make your money go further...

Benefits and Money advice please click here

Citizens advice bureau www.newcastlecab.org.uk

Newcastle futures www.newcastlefutures.co.uk

Newcastle City Council Free School meals please click here.

Benefits and Debt Advice
New Welfare Rights Service for the residents of Blakelaw, Fawdon, Fenham and Kenton.

Drop in sessions:
Every Tuesday 10am - 12.30pm at Fenham Library, Fenham Hall Drive
Every Thursday 9.30am - 12 noon at Kenton Customer Service Centre, Hillsview Avenue
or phone 0191 2772627 9.30am - 12 noon

 

Small Sparks ignite a summer of
community activities in the Kenton area …..

The Bright Ideas Group has been hard at work to promote a new community fund in the Kenton area.  The Small Sparks fund is all about getting local people involved in organising grass roots community projects to build friendships and make connections in our neighbourhoods. 

The Bright ideas group have used their own local knowledge and community connections to inspire 22 Small Sparks projects to come forward for funding.

The Small Sparks fund they have been managing offers grants of up to £250 which applicants have to match with volunteer time and other donated goods and services – the grants are made to projects that connect new people to groups and activities and help to build friendships and local networks.

The group are thrilled with the response from local people …there’s something for everyone because there will be activities across the area in Montagu, Cowgate and Kenton Bar.

The grants will also benefit a wide age range of people – from funding to start a new Rainbow’s group for the under 7’s in Montagu to the launch of a lunch club in Cowgate.

All the funded projects will help to meet local needs – they will tackle some environmental improvements in our open spaces, promote healthier more active lifestyles, create social opportunities and introduce more people to community venues and local groups.

Details of all the projects and the details of how to get involved will be available on the Bright Ideas Group web site www.brightideasnewcastle.co.uk and on leaflets available from community venues in the area.

Want to Help Create a Cleaner, Greener & Healthier City?

Help us improve air quality, the environment and health & well being across your community?

Groundwork North East and Newcastle City Council are running a community air quality project across Newcastle.

Please Tel: 01207 524 841 or email Khevin.Lungto@groundwork.org.uk

To find out more about

Project summary click here

Air Quality Volunteer click here

Air Quality Mentor click here

Gritting and Snow Clearance

Click here to see how winter gritting of footpaths is prioritised in Kenton ward. For further information about dealing with winter conditions, click here.

Budget 2016 - Fair choices for tough times

The Councils budget has now been agreed by the City Council.  For further information please click here

Decent Neighbourhood Standards

Decent Neighbourhood Standards are our guarantee that we will play our part in making sure everyone lives in a clean, green and safe place, with decent access to services where local needs are met. Decent Neighbourhood Standards are about identifying areas of our city where there is greatest need for investment and support. We need to be clear that providing decent neighbourhoods will not solely depend on the work of the Council -

We’ve done an assessment for every ward in the city based on seven standards. These are based on statistical data and local people’s views taken from the resident’s survey. The baseline assessment of these for your ward is available here  ( 41.85kb pdf )

If you would like to know more about the Decent Neighbourhood Standards, or would like to get involved in contributing toward them, please contact your Communities Facilitator, Paul Whiston at paul.whiston@newcastle.gov.uk or by phoning 0191 2777997 or email Paul Marshall,  paul.marshall@newcastle.gov.uk

Details on the technical process and data sources that support the Decent Neighbourhood Standards Baseline Assessments can be obtained by emailing paul.marshall@newcastle.gov.uk

AGE UK

For information and advice on a range of services relating to issues facing older people aged 50+, please click here

50+?  Don’t delay – screen today

1 in 8 women will experience breast cancer within their lifetime.  For more information about the screening programme at the RVI, please click here.

Planning Applications

To view recent planning applications please visit our planning portal .

Highways and Traffic Management - Ward Update

The latest progress report on highways schemes (pdf, 49Kb)

Policing team

For details visit the Northumbria Police website. To contact the team phone: 03456 043 043 and ask for extension 69191.

Kenton Dene

Your local Councillors are keen to improve access to Kenton Dene and for local people to use the Dene for more activities. We are looking at whether we can make improvements to the Dene by creating new footpaths and cycle ways as well as creating wild flower meadows and wet land planting. If you would be interested in getting involved in a 'Friend of Kenton Dene' group to help with this work please contact Paul Whiston, Communities Facilitator
Phone:0191 277 7997
E-mail: paul.whiston@newcastle.gov.uk

Kenton Ward

Kenton Ward includes a number of neighbourhoods including Cowgate, Central Grange, Montagu, Kenton, Kenton Gardens, Kenton Bar and part of North Kenton.

This site should enable you to find details of local services and support. We are developing this site and we would welcome your views and comments about this site, please use the Your View contact form.

Cowgate -Regeneration Activities

This site provides some information about regeneration activities taking place in Cowgate. Please click here

Online map

Use our online map to find your nearest libraries and schools,  also where your nearest recycling site is and leisure services, such as swimming pools, and heritage information, such as listed buildings and ancient monuments.

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