AGM notice – 12th May

2 PM, Sunday 12th May 2019
Classroom, Visitors’ Centre, Jesmond Dene

1 Welcome and apologies for absence
2 Matters Arising from minutes of the 2018 AGM
3 Treasurer’s report
4 Chairman’s annual update
5 Election of officers and auditor
6 Any Other Business
7 Presentation by the RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) about Jesmond Dene’s birds


Guided Walks 2019

We have just added the schedule for guided walks 2019 to the Events Calendar.   All are at £3 per head.  Booking preferred, contact the Visitor Centre on 0191 281 2082, but we will take people who turn up at the time if spaces are available.

Heaton Park                                           Sunday 28th April                Meet at the Pavilion                                                   1.30 – 3.30pm

St. Marys Chapel and Holy Well    Saturday 11th May                Meet at Visitor Centre                                                      1.30 – 3.30pm

Armstrong Park/Jesmond Vale       Sunday 2nd June                  Meet at the Pavilion                                                     1.30 – 3.30pm

Jesmond Dene                                        Wednesday 3rd July             Meet at the Visitor Centre                                         6.30 – 8.30pm

Paddy Freeman/Wild Jesmond Dene          Saturday 3rd August             Meet at Café Kiosk P.F.                                        1.30 – 3.30pm


Big Garden Birdwatch, Jesmond Dene on Saturday 26 January from 10.30 to 2pm

FREE Family-friendly event
Come and join members of RSPB Newcastle Local Group, Rangers and Volunteers at Jesmond Dene to see how many garden birds you can identify, and add your sightings to the national survey.
You can also go on a short guided walk around the Dene to look for birds and other wildlife. Walks will start at 10.30 am, 11.15 am and 12.00 noon and will last about an hour.
Meet at the Visitor Centre.
Booking for the guided walks is preferred, but not essential. Please contact 0191 2812082 or email

Dates for the public Christmas Wreaths sessions announced

We are taking bookings for the public Christmas Wreaths sessions in Jesmond Dene from Monday 1 October at 9.30am.   Please call in or phone  the Ouseburn Parks Visitor Centre  on 0191 2812082.

The sessions are on:

Sat 8 December                   10am -12.30pm

Tues 11 December              6.30 – 9pm

Wed 12 December               10am – 12.30pm

The cost is £12.50 per person (includes refreshments)

Come along and make your own Christmas Wreath. All materials provided but if you have a pair of secateurs please bring them with you. Places are limited; book early to ensure your place, 2812082 and for more information. This is an event for adults, so sorry, no under 16s.

Litter in Jesmond Dene

The Friends of Jesmond Dene and the Volunteer Rangers actively work to improve the Dene, assisting the Council Rangers with practical works and events and funding projects to enhance the Dene. We are very aware of the impact that the Council’s austerity measures have had on the City’s parks in recent years in terms of vastly reduced maintenance and cleansing.  

We share your frustration regarding litter being thoughtlessly dropped in the Dene by a minority of park users.  We would ask that everyone takes responsibility for their own litter. Please put it into one of the large bins throughout the Dene or, if the bins are full, take it home with you to put in your own domestic bins.  

If any of you would like to get involved in an organised litter pick in a particular area of the Dene, please email Sarah or Mike, the Park Rangers.

Thank you, The Friends of Jesmond Dene Committee

Cancelled Event

Sorry but the planned Nature Area Open Day on Thursday has been cancelled due to lack of water in the ponds. The one planned for Tuesday 14th August will definitely go ahead. See you then…