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.

 

Kenton Ward Committee

View the papers online click here.

 

Biggest change to voter registration in a generation

Register to vote 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.

 

Food Banks in Newcastle

Newcastle CVS has produced a leaflet listing details of Newcastle based food banks after a stream of enquiries. For details please click here.
 

 

Find your local dentist please visit:

www.nepcsa.nhs.uk or click here (then click on find, search for a dentist)

Could you be entitled to free NHS dental treatment?

Please contact: Citizens Advice Bureau on 0844 245 1288 (landline) 0300330 0650 (mobile)

 

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

Benefits and debt advice from the Welfare Rights Service for the residents of Blakelaw, Fenham and Kenton.

Drop in sessions:

Every Tuesday
10.00am – 12.30pm
Fenham Library, Fenham Hall Drive

Every Thursday
9.30am – 12 noon
Kenton Centre, Hillsview Avenue

You can also contact us by phone on 0191 277 2627 between 9.30 am – 12 noon

This extra service is provided by Newcastle City Council’s Welfare Rights Service, initiated by your Ward Councillors and funded from Ward budgets and Blakelaw and North Fenham Community Council.

 

Cowgate Roundabout

You’ll have heard that we're investing £4 million to make major improvements to one of the key junctions into the city-centre.  Our teams are currently narrowing the central reserve on the Westbound lane of the A167 Central Motorway at the approach to the Cowgate roundabout, as well as widening the footpaths behind the bus stop. The outside lane of this approach will only be closed during off-peak times, possibly until the end of January.

We plan to minimise disruption by keeping traffic flowing during the peak times of 7.30am - 9.30am, and from 3.30pm onwards. We will also provide regular updates on what’s happening and when We will provide regular updates on what is happening which you can see by visiting our website at: http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/planning-and-buildings/transportation-develo...

Understandably with a complicated scheme of this scale there are many challenges, and we may need to change our works at short notice as a result of unforeseen circumstances. These improvements will last until Autumn 2015, and motorists should be prepared for some delays to their journeys and plan accordingly.

 

Kenton Community Association Hall

If your group or organisation are looking for space to put on an activity, the Kenton Community Association Hall may be the ideal location for you.

For more information and details on how to book please phone Winnie on 07731546652.

 

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.

 

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 Mckinnell at paul.mckinnell@newcastle.gov.uk or by phoning 0191 277 3548

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: 101.

 

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 Mckinnell Communities Facilitator
Phone:0191 277 3548
E-mail: paul.mckinnell@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.