Welcome to Woolsington Parish Council’s website, your place to find out what’s happening within the Parish. Here you can also get in touch with your parish councillors, find out about meetings, look up agendas, minutes and financial information, vote on ideas around new initiatives, volunteer and engage on key issues with fellow residents.
Woolsington Parish Council is a local Parish Council, based within the two Newcastle City Council wards of Kingston Park South & Newbiggin Hall and Callerton & Throckley
Parish Councils are the first tier of local government and are statutory bodies. They serve electorates and are independently elected. They raise their own budget via a precept. Residents will know if they live within a Parish Council area as they will pay this additional Parish precept charge with their council tax – it will be detailed separately on the bill. The only paid member of a Parish Council is the Clerk
Woolsington Parish covers a large geographical area to the north west of Newcastle. It has both rural and urban communities. Newcastle International Airport is also within its boundary
Woolsington Parish Council itself consists of the wards of Bedeburn, Newbiggin Hall, Callerton and Woolsington & Bank Foot (Parish Council Wards.pdf)
WPC has 12 parish councillors (members) who represent the 4 wards. There are no vacancies at present
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A great day was had at the Galafest, Galafield Centre, Newbiggin Lane.
There's still time to enter, by either printing off the attached, or alternatively, copies can be collected from the reception at the Gala Fields.
Entries to be returned to Galafield Centre by 6 September 2021
Please write child’s name & age, plus a contact phone number on the back
Voucher Prize for Under 5 and Over 5, to be judged by Cllr George Pattison
Some fantastic entries so far, as attached. GALAFEST - Colouring Competition Entries.pdf
Biodiversity Projects are about protecting life in all its forms in order to allow us, and everything we share our planet with, to live happy and healthy lives.Learn More
Woolsington Parish Council has been running its Biodiversity Project since 2018, in support of the Newcastle City Council`s Green Infrastructure Plan and Bee-friendly City Strategy. This includes the planting of trees, spring bulbs, shrubs and hedgerow, flowers and wildflowers while focusing on local wildlife benefits.Learn More
Newcastle City Council`s Bee-friendly City comes to Woolsington Parish with plans for the creation of an extensive Wildflower meadow.Learn More
A summary of our achievements in 2019/20.Learn More
The Newbiggin Hall, Bedeburn and Lowbiggin areas already contain wonderful landscapes, veteran trees and areas of lovely scenery. The Biodiversity Project is specifically designed to build on and enhance these natural assets.Learn More
Bank Foot, Callerton and Woolsington also contain wonderful landscapes, veteran trees and areas of lovely scenery. Here are just a few examples of where the Parish’s Biodiversity Project is attempting to enhance this natural beauty during 2021.Learn More
The Parish Council was greatly impressed, and influenced, by the Scotswood Community Garden. Here they are working with nature to create a great place for people and wildlife to enjoy. The garden aims for a ‘managed wildness’ approach. The garden is about community, either for the local or the wider area, and they welcome people of all ages and backgrounds to get involved in their work.Learn More
The Parish Council is greatly influenced by this concept. Designing where we live and work to be better for wildlife is important. Two-thirds of butterfly and moth species are in decline in the UK, and urban sprawl is contributing to their demise.... But it doesn’t have to be that way.Learn More
Butterflies are not only beautiful creatures, but do a great deal for the environment. Like bees, they are plant pollinators and they also provide population control for a number of insect species by eating them.Learn More
There are some remarkable trees of variable note at many locations throughout the Parish, some of which border our historic waggonways. Members of the Parish Council are working with the Woodland Trust to help protect theses trees by recording details of noteable and veteran trees on the Woodland Trust Tree Inventory.Learn More
Woolsington Parish Council Chairperson Councillor George Pattison and Catherine McKinnell MP planting the Crocus Carpet on Newbiggin Lane.Learn More
Woolsington Parish Council issued a Questionnaire as part of its community engagement process on biodiversity in the Upper Ouseburn corridor. There was a very positive response from residents throughout the Parish with many messages. This helped the Parish Council to establish its vision, and shape future plans, for the local ponds and surrounding area. Outline discussions with the Land Owner (Northumberland Estates), the City Council, and various other Agencies and services also followed.Learn More
The Government has confirmed there will be a four-week delay to the planned Roadmap out of lockdown, meaning most of the existing restrictions introduced at Step 3 will remain in place until July 19 at the earliest.
There are however some changes which come into effect from June 21 relating to:
To see more on these changes visit the Government website.
For more details visit our current restrictions page.
Newcastle's COVID Control Plan
The Newcastle COVID Control Plan sets out the collaborative approach to be taken in Newcastle to prevent a new COVID-19 outbreak in the city as well as the response and control plans that would need to be implemented in the event of an outbreak.
CityLife Line: If you are self-isolating due to COVID-19, or if you know somebody in Newcastle that is, you can access information, advice and support from CityLife Line. CityLife line can offer support to those self-isolating worried about food, work or money. Their Welfare and Wellbeing Team work Monday to Saturday between 8am and 8pm and can be reached on 0191 277 8000.
Citizens Advice: Citizens Advice help people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice. Their phone number is 0300 330 9055.
Support for Older People: Age UK provides information, guidance and reassurance to older people and their families. You can call their advice line on 0800 055 6112.
Domestic Violence: Nationally domestic abuse charities have reported a 25% increase in the number of requests for help since the Government's stay indoors restrictions came into force. People experiencing domestic abuse can get information by contacting the National Domestic Abuse Helpline (NDAH) on 0808 2000 247.
Mental Health Support: Tyneside and Northumberland Mind may be able to help you access wellbeing support for more information. Their number is 0191 477 4545.
Councillor George Pattison Bedeburn Ward
Vice - Chair
Councillor Lilian Kennedy Newbiggin Hall Ward
Councillor Jonathan Sabarre Bedeburn Ward
Councillor Alexander Hay Bedeburn Ward
Councillor Lilian McGuinness Bedeburn Ward
Councillor Linda Wright Callerton Ward
Councillor John Littleton Woolsington and Bankfoot Ward
Councillor Joanne Couchman Woolsington and Bankfoot Ward
Councillor Brian Hunter Newbiggin Hall Ward
Councillor Sharon Pattison Newbiggin Hall Ward
Councillor Jacqui Robinson Newbiggin Hall Ward
Councillor Amy Thomas Newbiggin Hall Ward
Clerk to the Parish Council
Parish Council Meetings
Meetings are held bi-monthly currently at 6.30pm via Zoom.
Any items for the agenda must be submitted 14 days before the date of the meeting.
You are advised to check the location on each agenda. Please see the below for the agendas and minutes of each meeting.
Members of the public are welcome to attend and raise any issues before the commencement of the formal business. If you wish to speak during the formal business session, please indicate this to the Chair by raising your hand. The Chair will conduct the order of speakers and will indicate who will speak next.
2021/2022 - Agendas and Minutes
|Date ||Agenda ||Minutes |
|12 May 2021 (including AGM)||WPC Agenda 12.05.2021.pdf||WPC minutes 12.05.2021.pdf|
|14 July 2021||WPC Agenda 14.07.2021.pdf|
|08 September 2021||Meeting Postponed to 15 September||Meeting Postponed to 15 September|
|15 September 2021||WPC Agenda 15.09.2021.pdf|
|10 November 2021|
|12 January 2022|
|09 March 2022|
2020/2021 - Agendas and Minutes
|Date ||Agenda ||Minutes |
|13 May 2020 - No AGM till 2021|
|10 June 2020||WPC Agenda 10.06.2020.docx||WPC minutes 10.06.2020.docx|
|08 July 2020||WPC Agenda 08.07.2020.docx||WPC minutes 08.07.2020.docx|
|09 September 2020||WPC Agenda 09.09.2020.docx||WPC minutes 09.09.2020.docx|
|11 November 2020||WPC Agenda 11.11.2020.docx||WPC minutes 11.11.2020.docx|
|13 January 2021||WPC Agenda 13.01.2021.docx||WPC minutes 13.01.2021.pdf|
|10 March 2021||WPC Agenda 10.03.2021.docx||WPC minutes 10.03.2021.pdf|
2019/2020 - Agendas and Minutes
|Date ||Agenda ||Minutes |
|08 May 2019 (including AGM)||WPC Agenda 08.05.2019.docx||WPC minutes 08.05.2019.docx|
|10 July 2019||WPC Agenda 10.07.2019.docx||WPC minutes 10.07.2019.docx|
|11 September 2019||WPC Agenda 11.09.2019.docx||WPC minutes 11.09.2019.docx|
|13 November 2019||WPC Agenda 13.11.2019.docx||WPC minutes 13.11.2019.docx|
|29 January 2020||WPC Agenda 29.01.2020.docx||WPC minutes 29.01.2020.docx|
|11 March 2020||WPC Agenda 11.03.2020.docx||WPC minutes 11.03.2020.docx|
2018/2019 - Agendas and Minutes
Woolsington Parish Council aims to improve the social and economic welfare of the residents of the Parish. It is essential that any organisation requesting financial assistance will be expected to support the aims of the Council and that its activities address at least one of the following objectives:-
Applications must be from a community based organisation. The Council will not consider applications from individuals, projects that are political or religious projects that do not demonstrate social or economic benefits.
You can apply for a grant funding by completing the below grant funding application(click on the link), don't forget to read the pre-application condition notes thoroughly and ensure you have ALL relevant documents requested before you submit your application.
In 2020/21 Woolsington Parish Council have provided financial support to:
Simonside Primary School
St Marks RC Primary School
Action for Children (Galafield Cafe Project)
INSPIREYOUTH TYNE & WEAR
Annual Governance & Accountability Return Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2021
Certified AGAR including Audit Certificate 2020 - 2021
Notice of Conclusion of Audit
Public Right of Inspection Notice
AGAR 2020 - 2021
Annual Governance & Accountability Return Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2020:
Woolsington Parish Council CIL Annual Reports
CIL Report Year 2020
Standards and Codes
The Standards (Parish/Community Councils) Sub Committee, oversees the operation of the codes of conduct by providing guidance assistance and training. See the Code of Conduct Code of Conduct.pdf
Newcastle City Council, Civic Centre, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8QH
Telephone No. 0191 278 7878