UN Gift Box

Doreen is a member of Soroptimist International and has served as President of the Newcastle Branch. SI work to inspire action and create opportunities to transform the lives of women … Continue Reading →


One of the main complaints Greg and Doreen receive is about the amount of litter on streets like Chillingham Rd. The situation has got worse since the street cleaning teams … Continue Reading →

Newcastle’s Lib Dem Opposition have set out an alternative Budget for the City Council

Newcastle’s Lib Dem Opposition have set out an alternative Budget for the City Council offering a better deal for North Heaton residents and a better way for Newcastle – a … Continue Reading →

Local democracy in North Heaton under threat

Labour’s  budget also included controversial plans to cut the council’s ward committees, ward budgets, and community development team. The axe has fallen on quarterly ward committee meetings, despite North Heaton’s … Continue Reading →

Three way split looming for North Heaton?

As mentioned in our last Focus, ward boundary changes are planned for the council in 2018. Lib Dems back a reduction in the number of councillors as  councillors shouldn’t be … Continue Reading →

Under The Fields of Heaton – Spinney & Heaton Park

GREG was delighted to represent North Heaton ward at the recent “Under the Fields of Heaton” event to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the recovery of the bodies of the … Continue Reading →

Crime Rise Concerns

GREG recently met with local police sergeants at Newcastle East police station to discuss recent incidents in the ward. We are concerned by reports that crime has risen by 16% … Continue Reading →

Chillingham Road litter petition & planters

DOREEN presented the Lib Dem FOCUS Team petition on behalf of local residents at February’s city council calling for the council to review street cleaning service levels on Chillingham Road … Continue Reading →

Safer Streets

DOREEN is seeking assurances about the future of the crossing patrols at the Corner House and at Cragside following suggestions that the Labour council is  reducing spend on schemes from … Continue Reading →

Proud of our Parks

DOREEN and GREG have been working to support the efforts of volunteers who are seeking to safeguard and enhance our local parks following council cutbacks. We would like to commend … Continue Reading →