Welcome to your North Heaton Ward website.
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. The site includes a wide range of information about the ward including what's on, local facilities and services, useful contacts, community groups, local meetings and events in North Heaton and how to have your say. It also provides facts and figures about North Heaton ward, and links to key local websites.
The site is a work in progress and we need your help to get it right so please get in touch via the Communities Facilitator if you have any suggestions about what else should be added.
What's going on...
Paying too much for your energy?
Are you, or someone you know, worried about your fuel bills? Do you want to check if you can get a better deal with another fuel supplier? If so, it is easier than ever to choose the best energy deal, especially as free help to find this information is now available from our Customer Service Centres and Libraries. Newcastle Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) has worked with staff so that they can show you how to get help, as part of a national campaign supported by the energy regulator Ofgem.
Simply take your current energy bill into any of the Customer Service Centres or specified libraries and ask for help to find your 'Energy Best Deal'. For information about when and where this is available, 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.
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. For the baseline assessment for your ward, please click here (PDF 40.78KB)
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 local Communities Officer firstname.lastname@example.org or email Paul Marshall, Senior Regeneration Specialist at email@example.com
Details on the technical process and data sources that support the Decent Neighbourhood Standards Baseline Assessments can be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org ‘
About the area
In North Heaton ward residents have access to the YHN Housing Office located on Shields Road Byker which provides tenants of Your Homes Newcastle with a variety of functions and services including rent enquiries.
The ward has two schools, Heaton Manor School on Jesmond Park West and also Ravenswood Primary School.
The eastern edge of the ward splits the green space at Iris Brickfield while the south west of the ward borders Jesmond Dene, Armstrong Park and Heaton Park. Heaton Park was formed after Newcastle City Council purchased part of the Heaton Hall estate in 1887. The same year Sir William Armstrong donated a large area of adjacent land, which became Armstrong Park. In 1883 Armstrong offered Jesmond Dene, the landscaped grounds to his house, to Newcastle City and this was incorporated with Armstrong Park. Facilities in the parks include a bowling green with pavilion which has an active membership. There are tennis and basketball courts and also an informal football area with permanent five-a-side goal posts. There is also seating situated along shaded pathways throughout the park. There is currently an allotment site on Crompton Road.
North Heaton is in the east of Newcastle and straddles the Coast Road which is the main traffic artery out of the east of the city.
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: email@example.com
Use our online map to find your nearest libraries and schools. You can also find out where your nearest recycling site is and find leisure services, such as swimming pools, and heritage information, such as listed buildings and ancient monuments.