Northumberland Wildlife Trust at the Park

Northumberland Wildlife Trust at the Park, Pet’s Corner, Jesmond Dene, Wed 19th April, 10:00am – 3:30pm

Drop by to find out more about the work we do at NWT to protect our region’s wildlife – and have a go at some fun seasonal games and activities.

Free event but donations are welcome to cover the cost of materials. Dress appropriately for the outdoors. All children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Future of Newcastle’s Parks, Jesmond Dene, 11th March

Because of forthcoming budget cuts Newcastle City Council is currently running a consultation exercise regarding the future of Newcastle’s parks, and one of the events will be held at the Jesmond Dene Visitor Centre. The Newcastle Parks Engagement programme started on 13th February runs through until 21st April and visits Jesmond Dene on 11th March.

Parks are a critical part of the city’s green infrastructure, and an important attraction when it comes to appealing to new visitors, new residents, businesses and students, says the programme.

But, there’s likely to be less money to fund them in the years ahead.

“Over the past seven years, our parks budget has reduced by over 90 percent,” says a statement from the council, “meaning that finding new ways of financing and running the city’s parks is essential.”

The council stresses it want to keep parks in public ownership, and that they should remain free to use.

“We have been working with the National Trust, benefitting from their experience of preserving our national heritage and parks, to help us work out a way forward,” says the council. “In particular, we have been researching the possibility of transferring the operation, delivery and maintenance of a large proportion of the city’s parks, and potentially allotments, to a new Charitable Trust.”

The council says this is a “work in progress”, and the engagement programme aims to hear YOUR views.

You can started by visiting letstalknewcastle.co.uk, and completing a short online survey. This will direct you to a more in-depth discussion at: letstalkparks.co.uk. The ‘Explore’ section of this website is due to go live on Monday, 13th March. This part of the engagement programme is being delivered in association with Newcastle University’s Open Lab.

11th March, 11am to 3pm, Jesmond Dene Visitor Centre

Watch David Walliams’ Ratburger in Jesmond Dene

RATTY FLYER OVERPRINT Jesmond

Later this year Heartbreak Productions will mount the first stage adaptation of Ratburger, a novel by comedian David Walliams. The play will visit Jesmond Dene over the weekend of 15th–17th July.

Ratburger tells the story of a young girl desperate to break away from her horrible mother, and set upon by a sinister neighbour who is determined to have her pet rat for his burger-shop.

Chief Executive of Heartbreak Productions Maddy Kerr said:

“We are thrilled that David Walliams has agreed for us to tour the theatrical premiere of “Ratburger” for 2016; it’s a fitting tribute to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Heartbreak’s and we hope that first time audiences from “Mr Stink” will return for another exhilarating experience of Walliams’ mischievous humour and uplifting storytelling.”

Heartbreak will also tour with Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, Shakespeare’s The Tempest, and Murder on the Terrace, an interactive murder mystery. Do not expect traditional staging of these classics, however, as Heartbreak’s signature style is to frame traditional pieces in alternative settings. The Tempest, for example, will be set at a pagan stone circle, and performed by modern-day druids, connecting Britain’s ancient traditions with the themes of the play. The Importance will be moved forward to the eve of the Great Depression, highlighting Wilde’s social satire by juxtaposing the trivialities rendered significant with the significant reduced to the trivial. Murder on the Terrace is an original work written by Heartbreak stalwart David Kendall-Kirby. It is an interactive murder mystery, perfect for light-hearted summer evening entertainment.

In a bid to make the production more accessible to all, Heartbreak Productions are providing a BSL interpreter for the Saturday matinee performance on 16th July at 2pm.

Jesmond Dene events: April to October

Sunday 3 April 1 – 3pm (First Sunday of every month April – October)
Meet the animals
Pets’ Corner Jesmond Dene
Suggested donation £1 per child
This is a drop in event where you will be able to handle and meet some of the
animals in Pets’ Corner.

Monday 4 April 1 – 3.30pm
Nature Area Open Day
Jesmond Dene
Donations welcome
(Across the River from Pets Corner – look out for the signs)
Come and explore our Nature Area, take part in pond dipping, mini beast hunts and watch the birds at the feeding station. This is a drop in event and all children must be accompanied. Please contact the Visitor Centre for more information 0191 281 2082.

Thursday 7 April 10.30 – 12.00pm
Wiggly worms
Jesmond Dene (Look out for the big green gazebo on the grass by Pet’s Corner)
£5
Build a wormery, then join us for a look around the Dene to see if we can find some worms and see what other mini-beasts might be hiding.
Please bring an empty, clean 2 litre plastic bottle for your wormery. All other materials will be provided. Dress appropriately for the outdoors. All children must be accompanied. Please contact Northumberland Wildlife Trust for more information on 0191 284 6884. Tickets should be pre-booked.

Thursday 7 April 12.00 – 2.00pm
Northumberland Wildlife Trust at the Park
Jesmond Dene (Look out for the big green gazebo on the grass by Pet’s Corner)
Donations welcome
Come and find out more about the work we do at NWT to protect our region’s wildlife and have a go at some fun games and activities.
Donations are welcome to cover the cost of materials. Dress appropriately for the outdoors. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please contact Northumberland Wildlife Trust for more information on 0191 284 6884 or book online.

Thursday 7 April 6 – 8pm
Heaton Park Walk
£3 per person
Explore the history of Heaton Park, on this guided walk in the company of volunteers who are passionate about the parks. Meet at the Pavilion. Booking essential. Please phone 0191 2812082 to book.

Friday 8 April 1 – 3.30pm
Bushcraft, Campfire and Games
Heaton Park
£3 per child, £3 per adult
Join the Rangers for some fun games and activities followed by learning to light a fire along with some campfire refreshments. Activities are aimed at 7-13 years. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear appropriate clothes for being outdoors in the woods. Booking essential, please call 0191 2812082 to book and for more information.

Saturday 9 April 11 – 3pm
Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens comes to Pets’ Corner
Jesmond Dene
Come and meet the team and some of the animals from the zoo. Chat to the team to find out how you can sign up for an animal care or land based course here at Jesmond Dene and Kirkley Hall Campus.

Sunday 17 April 1.30 – 3.30pm
Jesmond Dene Walk
£3 per person
Explore the history of Jesmond Dene, on this guided walk in the company of volunteers who are passionate about the parks. Meet at the Visitor Centre. Booking essential. Please phone 0191 2812082 to book.

Sunday 1 May 1 – 3pm (First Sunday of every month April – October)
Meet the animals
Pets’ Corner Jesmond Dene
Suggested donation £1 per child
This is a drop in event where you will be able to handle and meet some of the animals in Pets’ Corner.

Friday 6 May (Evening – time to be confirmed on booking)
Bats and Moths
Ouseburn Parks Visitor Centre- Jesmond Dene
£5 per person
(Part of the Jesmond Community Festival)
Learn about the different species of bats that live in the UK with a short talk and then we’ll set out for a walk and see which ones we can find, so don’t forget your torch! We will also be running a moth trap throughout the evening and we will have a look to see what has been caught on our return to the Visitor Centre. Suggested age 8+, children must be accompanied. Booking essential. Please contact the Visitor Centre on 0191 2812082 to book your place and for access details.

Saturday 7 May 10am – 12pm
Moth Morning and Pond Dipping
Nature Area
(Across the River from Pets Corner – look out for the signs)
(Part of the Jesmond Community Festival)
We’ll go through the moth trap from the night before to see what we’ve managed to catch and try our best to identify them before letting them go. You can also try some pond dipping to see what creatures live under water in the Nature Area. This is a drop in event and you can stay as long or as little as you like. Please contact the Visitor Centre for more information 0191 281 2082.

Sunday 8 May 4.30 – 7.30am (yes am! The walk will be about 2 hours.)
Dawn Chorus
Ouseburn Parks – Jesmond Dene
£6 per person
(Part of the Jesmond Community Festival)
To celebrate International Dawn Chorus Day join the Rangers and Volunteer Rangers on this early morning walk through the Dene to listen to the delightful sounds of the birds. We’ll come back to the Visitor Centre for a breakfast roll, a hot drink and show you some footage of other wildlife in the Dene. Suitable for adults and older children (12+). Booking essential. Please contact the Visitor Centre on 0191 2812082 to book your place and for more information.

Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 May 10 – 3pm
Friends of Jesmond Dene Open Weekend
(including AGM on Sunday at 2pm followed by a talk – TBC)
Drop by either day and find out what the Friends and Volunteer Rangers get up to, how they help and support the parks staff in keeping Jesmond Dene a popular visitor attraction. There will be history displays, information about the archive project, the “Adopt a Plot” scheme, video footage of the wildlife in the Dene and history walks. The Visitor Centre and gift shop will also be open.

Tuesday 10 May 10 – 12.30pm
Volunteer Open Day
Ouseburn Parks Visitor Centre – Jesmond Dene
(Part of the Jesmond Community Festival)
Come along to Jesmond Dene and meet the Friends and Volunteer Rangers to find out what they get up to. We have various different volunteer opportunities: guided walks, practical sessions, bee keeping, events, archive project and lots more. We can show you more detail of our various activities and discuss how we manage them all. We’re also interested in hearing your ideas for other ways people can contribute to the well-being of the Dene, its wildlife and visitors. Do you have skills and interests you think we should know about? For more information contact the Visitor Centre on 0191 281 2082 or email parks&countryside@newcastle.gov.uk If you are interested in volunteering but can’t make this date, please get in touch and we will let you know other dates that you can come along to.

Friday 13 May (Evening – time to be confirmed on booking)
Bat Walk
Heaton Park
£5 per person
Learn about the different species of bats that live in the UK on this walk around Heaton and Armstrong Park and Jemsond Vale. Don’t forget your torch! Suggested age 8+, children must be accompanied. Booking essential. Please contact the Visitor Centre on 0191 2812082 to book your place and for access details.

Saturday 21 May 11 – 3pm
Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens comes to Pets Corner, Jesmond Dene
Come and meet the team and some of the animals from the zoo. Chat to the team to find out how you can sign up for an animal care or land based course here at Jesmond Dene and Kirkley Hall Campus.

Wednesday 1 June 1 – 3.30pm
Nature Area Open Day
Jesmond Dene
Donations welcome
(Across the River from Pets Corner – look out for the signs)
Come and explore our Nature Area, take part in pond dipping, minibeast hunts and watch the birds at the feeding station. This is a drop in event and all children must be accompanied. Please contact the Visitor Centre for more information 0191 281 2082.

Thursday 2 June 10.30 – 12.00pm
Fabulous flowers
Jesmond Dene (Look out for the big green gazebo on the grass by Pet’s Corner)
£5
Make a seed bomb to plant in your garden or in a plant pot to get some fabulous flowers of your own. Then we’ll have a look around the Dene to see what flowers are growing, who might visit them and why they’re important.
All materials will be provided. Dress appropriately for the outdoors. All children must be accompanied. Please contact Northumberland Wildlife Trust for more information on 0191 284 6884. Tickets should be pre-booked.

Thursday 2 June 12.00 – 2.00pm

Northumberland Wildlife Trust at the Park
Jesmond Dene (Look out for the big green gazebo on the grass by Pet’s Corner)
Donations welcome
Come and find out more about the work we do at NWT to protect our region’s wildlife and have a go at some fun games and activities.
Donations are welcome to cover the cost of materials. Dress appropriately for the outdoors. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please contact Northumberland Wildlife Trust for more information on 0191 284 6884 or book online.

Sunday 5 June 1 – 3pm (First Sunday of every month April – October)
Meet the animals
Pets’ Corner Jesmond Dene
Suggested donation £1 per child
This is a drop in event where you will be able to handle and meet some of the animals in Pets’ Corner.

Tuesday 14 June 6 – 8pm
Armstrong Park and Jesmond Vale
£3 per person
Learn about Robin Sheep’s cave and visit the Shoe Tree on this guided walk in the company of volunteers who are passionate about the parks. Booking essential. Please phone 0191 2812082 to book.

Saturday 18 June 10 – 12pm
Volunteer Session
Heaton and Armstrong Parks
Join the Friends of Heaton and Armstrong Park on this, one of their regular volunteer sessions. All tools will be provided, supervision by the Rangers and please dress appropriate for the weather. Please contact 0191 2650564 or email parks&countryside@newcastle.gov.uk to let us know you’ll be coming along. Keep an eye on the notice board near the park lodge for other volunteer dates.

Saturday 18 June, 11 – 3pm
Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens comes to Pets Corner, Jesmond Dene
Come and meet the team and some of the animals from the zoo. Chat to the team to find out how you can sign up for an animal care or land based course here at Jesmond Dene and Kirkley Hall Campus.

Sunday 19 June 1 – 4pm
Garden Party
Heaton Park Lodge Garden
Join the Friends and Rangers to find out more about the past, present and future of Heaton and Armstrong Parks. The Friends will be offering refreshments and plants will be on sale to raise funds. Please contact the Visitor Centre for more information 0191 281 2082.

Saturday 26 June 1.30 – 3.30pm
St Mary’s Chapel and Well
£3 per person
Learn about St Marys Chapel and Well as well the surrounding area on this guided walk in the company of volunteers who are passionate about the parks. Booking essential. Please phone 0191 2812082 to book.

Sunday 3 July 1 – 3pm (First Sunday of every month April – October)
Meet the animals
Pets’ Corner Jesmond Dene
Suggested donation £1 per child
This is a drop in event where you will be able to handle and meet some of the animals in Pets’ Corner.

Saturday 23 July 11 – 3pm
Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens comes to Pets Corner, Jesmond Dene
Come and meet the team and some of the animals from the zoo. Chat to the team to find out how you can sign up for an animal care or land based course here at Jesmond Dene and Kirkley Hall Campus.

Tuesday 26 July 1 – 4pm
Nature Area Open Day
Jesmond Dene
Donations welcome
(Across the River from Pets Corner – look out for the signs)
Come and explore our Nature Area, take part in pond dipping, minibeast hunts and watch the birds at the feeding station. This is a drop in event and all children must be accompanied. Please contact the Visitor Centre for more information 0191 281 2082.

Wednesday 3 August 1 – 4pm
Buzzing Bees and other Bugs
Paddy Freeman’s Park – (next to the Café)
Suggested donation £2
Learn amazing facts about honey bees and beekeeping. Follow clues on a short trail to find out more, try on a bee suit and take part in other bug activities. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please contact the Visitor Centre for more information 0191 281 2082.

Friday 5 August 10 – 12.30pm
Bushcraft, Campfire and Games
Heaton Park
£3 per child, £3 per adult
Join the Rangers for some fun games and activities followed by a learning to light a fire with some campfire refreshments. Activities are aimed at 7-13 years. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear appropriate clothes for being outdoors in the woods. Booking essential, please call 0191 2812082 to book and for more information

Saturday 6 August 11 – 3pm
Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens comes to Pets Corner, Jesmond Dene
Come and meet the team and some of the animals from the zoo. Chat to the team to find out how you can sign up for an animal care or land based course here at Jesmond Dene and Kirkley Hall Campus.

Sunday 7 August 1 – 3pm (First Sunday of every month April – October)
Meet the animals
Pets’ Corner Jesmond Dene
Suggested donation £1 per child
This is a drop in event where you will be able to handle and meet some of the animals in Pets’ Corner.

Sunday 21 August 11 – 3pm
Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens comes to Pets Corner, Jesmond Dene
Come and meet the team and some of the animals from the zoo. Chat to the team to find out how you can sign up for an animal care or land based course here at Jesmond Dene and Kirkley Hall Campus.

Tuesday 23 August 1 – 3.30pm
Bushcraft, Campfire and Environmental Games
Heaton Park
£3 per child, £3 per adult
Join the Rangers for some fun games and activities followed by a learning to light a fire with some campfire refreshments. Activities are aimed at 7-13 years. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear appropriate clothes for being outdoors in the woods. Booking essential, please call 0191 2812082 to book and for more information

Friday 26 August 1 – 4pm
Nature Area Open Day
Jesmond Dene
Donations welcome
(Across the River from Pets Corner – look out for the signs)
Come and explore our Nature Area, take part in pond dipping, minibeast hunts and watch the birds at the feeding station. This is a drop in event and all children must be accompanied. Please contact the Visitor Centre for more information 0191 281 2082.

Tuesday 30 August 11 – 3pm
Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens comes to Pets Corner, Jesmond Dene
Come and meet the team and some of the animals from the zoo. Chat to the team to find out how you can sign up for an animal care or land based course here at Jesmond Dene and Kirkley Hall Campus.

Saturday 3 September 11 – 3pm
Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens comes to Pets Corner, Jesmond Dene
Come and meet the team and some of the animals from the zoo. Chat to the team to find out how you can sign up for an animal care or land based course here at Jesmond Dene and Kirkley Hall Campus.

Sunday 4 September 1 – 3pm (First Sunday of every month April – October)
Meet the animals
Pets’ Corner Jesmond Dene
Suggested donation £1 per child
This is a drop in event where you will be able to handle and meet some of the
animals in Pets’ Corner.

Thursday 8 September 1 – 2.30pm
Heaton Park Guided walk – Mines, a Temple, Bears and much more!
(Part of the Heritage Open Days)
Explore the history of Heaton Park, on this guided walk in the company of volunteers who are passionate about the parks. Meet at the Pavilion.
Booking essential. Please phone 0191 2812082 to book.

Saturday 10 September 11 – 3pm
Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens comes to Pets Corner, Jesmond Dene
Come and meet the team and some of the animals from the zoo. Chat to the team to find out how you can sign up for an animal care or land based course here at Jesmond Dene and Kirkley Hall Campus.

Saturday 10 September (Evening – time to be confirmed on booking)
Bats and Moths
Ouseburn Parks Visitor Centre- Jesmond Dene
£5 per person
Learn about the different species of bats that live in the UK, and then we’ll set out for a walk and see which ones we can find, so don’t forget your torch! We will also be running a moth trap throughout the evening and we will have a look to see what has been caught on our return to the Visitor Centre. Suggested age 8+, children must be accompanied. Booking essential. Please contact the Visitor Centre on 0191 2812082 to book your place and for access details.

Sunday 11 September 10am – 12pm
Moth Morning and Pond Dipping
Nature Area
Donations welcomed
(Across the River from Pets Corner – look out for the signs)
We’ll go through the moth trap from the night before to see what we’ve managed to catch and try our best to identify them before letting them go. You can also try some pond dipping to see what creatures live under water in the Nature Area. This is a drop in event and you can stay as long or as little as you like. Please contact the Visitor Centre for more information 0191 281 2082.

Sunday 11 September 1 – 3pm
Jesmond Dene Guided Walk
Meet at Ouseburn Parks Visitor Centre, Jesmond Dene
(Part of the Heritage Open Days)
Join our fantastic guides on a walk through Jesmond Dene finding out about the past, present and future of this park.
Booking essential. Please phone 0191 2812082 to book.

Sunday 2 October 1 – 3pm (First Sunday of every month April – October)
Meet the animals
Pets’ Corner Jesmond Dene
Suggested donation £1 per child
This is a drop in event where you will be able to handle and meet some of the
animals in Pets’ Corner.

Sunday 16 October 1.30 – 3.30pm
Paddy Freeman’s and Wild Jesmond
£3 per person
Find out about the Freeman Family and see some less well known sites of Jesmond Dene on this guided walk, in the company of volunteers who are passionate about the parks. Booking essential. Please phone 0191 2812082 to book.

Saturday 22 October 10 – 11.30 or 12 – 1.30
Bulb Planting and Autumn Activity Sessions
Ouseburn Parks Visitor Centre, Jesmond Dene (next to Millfield House Cafe)
£5 per child
Come and plant some bulbs to take home with you and nurture. There will be nature trail, scavenger hunt as well as arts and crafts. Booking essential. Please contact the Visitor Centre for more information and to book your place on 0191 2812082.

Saturday 22 October 11 – 3pm
Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens comes to Pets Corner, Jesmond Dene
Come and meet the team and some of the animals from the zoo. Chat to the team to find out how you can sign up for an animal care or land based course here at Jesmond Dene and Kirkley Hall Campus.

Friday 28 October 10.30 – 12pm or 1 – 2.30pm
Pumpkin Carving and Camp Fire
Jesmond Dene
£7.50 per child (including pumpkin), Adults £2.50
Join the Rangers and Volunteers in the woods, carve a pumpkin and other spooky activities around a camp fire. There will be hot chocolate, marshmallows and toffee apples too! Booking essential and all children must accompanied. Maximum 2 adults per child. Suggested age 5+. Booking essential. Please call to book your place 0191 2812082.

Friday 28 October 6.30 – 8.30pm
Halloween Pumpkin Walk
Ouseburn Parks Visitor Centre – Jesmond Dene
Children £5, Adults £2.50
Bring you own pumpkin lantern along with your spooky Halloween costumes and join us an evening walk through the woods – there may be eyes watching us from all sorts of places and you never know who we might meet on the way! We’ll return to the Visitor Centre for pumpkin soup and hot chocolate. Minimum age 6 years. Maximum 2 adults per child. Booking essential and all children must be accompanied. Please call to book your place and for more information on 0191 2812082.

Wool to wormeries: Jesmond Dene dates for your diary

Wool Craft, Jesmond Dene Visitor Centre
Sunday 20th March, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Come along and learn various wool craft skills such as spinning, knitting and crocheting using wool from NWT sheep that graze our meadow sites. This is a free, drop-in event as part of the Save our Magnificent Meadows project.

Wiggly Worms, Pet’s Corner Jesmond Dene
Thursday 7th April, 10:30am – 12:00pm
Build a wormery then join us for a look around the Dene to see if we can find some worms and see other mini-beasts that might be hiding. Please bring an empty, clean 2 litre plastic bottle for your wormery. All children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. £5 per child, accompanying adults free but please book a place online.

Northumberland Wildlife Trust at the Park, Pet’s Corner, Jesmond Dene Thursday, 7th April, 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Drop by to find out more about the work we do at NWT to protect our region’s wildlife and have a go at some fun games and activities. Just look for the big green NWT gazebo! Free event but donations are welcome to cover the cost of materials. Dress appropriately for the outdoors. All children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Come to a meeting with Prince’s Regeneration Trust to discuss the future of Jesmond Dene’s buildings

As part of its BRICK programme, experts from The Prince’s Regeneration Trust are to visit Newcastle from 9th to 11th March
in order to discuss the future of Jesmond Dene and its built heritage, in particular Jesmond Dene Banqueting Hall and Fisherman’s Lodge.

The event aims to provide expert advice and support to Newcastle City Council,owners of Jesmond Dene, and local groups and institutions involved in the Dene, including Jesmond Heritage, Armstrong Studio Trust, the Friends of Jesmond
Dene, the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape at Newcastle University, and the Tyne & Wear Building Preservation Trust.

Sir William Armstrong gave Jesmond Dene and the Banqueting Hall to the people of Newcastle in perpetuity in 1883, stipulating that the Hall should be used for “arts, literature, science and education”. The Hall fell on hard times in the 1970s and was designated as a “controlled ruin”. Since 1985, Armstrong Studio Trust, an independent arts organisation, has pursued studio practice in the building, while working to stem its physical decline. A larger initiative is now needed to secure a
creative and productive future for both Jesmond Dene and the Banqueting Hall.

On Wednesday, 9th March members of the public are invited to the following venues to give their views on options for the future of the Dene and Hall:

Ouseburn Visitor Centre, Jesmond Dene – drop-in interactive session, 2–5pm.
Bewick Hall, City Library, Newcastle – open evening, including a short presentation, Q&A and interactive session, 6–8.30pm.

There’s a follow up on Thursday 10th and Friday 11th at the Ouseburn Visitor Centre at which The Prince’s Regeneration Trust are keen to talk to experts

“We are particularly looking for architects, planners, landscape architect, but also people with financial/business planning/delivery expertise, people who can provide useful, hands-on input and are ok to work collaboratively?” said a Trust statement.

Ros Kerslake, Chief Executive of The Prince’s Regeneration Trust, said: “We are delighted to be holding this workshop in the North East in the wonderful city of Newcastle with its rich industrial heritage. Jesmond Dene and Jesmond Dene
Banqueting Hall are precious public assets whose restoration has the potential to spark regeneration in the communities of Tyneside.”

Tell us YOUR ideas for Jesmond Dene

In 1883 Sir William Armstrong gave Jesmond Dene park and several buildings in it to the people of Newcastle in perpetuity. Now the park and the buildings have reached a turning point in their history.

Supporters of Jesmond Dene working in partnership with Newcastle City Council would like to hear your views on options for the future of these precious public assets.

Please join us on Wednesday, 9th March at Ouseburn Visitor Centre, Jesmond Dene

Drop-in interactive session
2.00–5.00pm

Bewick Hall, City Library, Newcastle
Open evening including a short presentation, Q&A and interactive session
6.00–8.30pm

How often do you visit Jesmond Dene?

• What are its best and worst features?

• What are your top three priorities for Jesmond Dene?

• How could the Banqueting Hall and Fisherman’s Lodge be used for the benefit of everyone in Newcastle?


Please invite others to share views and ideas!