Newcastle City Council has recently delivered leaflets to residents informing them of the East Gosforth Annual Ward meeting which will take place on Monday 10 July 2017 from 18:30 in St Nicholas’ Church Hall Annex, Wardle Street, NE3 1YT.
Items for discussion are to include:
Watch East Gosforth Cllr Dominic Raymont talk about the ward meeting in this short video.
Membership of East Gosforth Ward Committee
Councillors H Gallagher, D Raymont and D Slesenger, teh councillors for East Gosforth ward form the committee.
General lnformation on Ward Annual Priority Setting meetings
The following information has been issued by Newcastle City Council:
Each ofthe 26 Wards ofthe city will hold 1 annual targeted event to identify
Annual evenls will be led by Ward Councillors in consultation with local
residents and stakeholders to share identifred draft priorities and seek
validation and commitment for collaborative solutions with partners and the
community and voluntary sector
Ward priorities will be agreed for the following 12 months and will inform ward
committee budget expenditure
Annual events will focus on priorilies for the ward and what we can do in
partnership, encouraging all stakeholders to be part of the response
ldentified ward priorities will inform a work programme / action plan for the
ward and we will work directly with communities based on core themes of
active citizenship, building community capacity, behavioural change and
developing community partnerships
Common themes will be considered where joint action plans can be developed
to avoid duplication and promote best practice.
Complete opposition from all sides to council plans
Today residents’ associations in High West Jesmond, Jesmond and Admirals 5 (Matthew Bank) held a meeting and agreed to unite in their complete opposition to the proposed plans put forward by Newcastle City Council for revised road layouts and junctions around Blue House Roundabout and Jesmond Dene Road.
99% of respondents all all 3 MPs opposed
Residents, businesses, motorists, cyclists, pedestrians, environmental organisations, local and national road traffic organisations, 99% of all respondents on the council’s own consultation website, all 3 local MP’s and the majority of local ward councillors are all unanimous in their rejection of the proposed plans for Blue House Roundabout/Jesmond Dene Road.
Council must now listen
The feedback has been of a high quality, constructive and very clear. The council must now listen to this feedback.
We therefore call on the council to:
immediately shelve their plans for Blue House roundabout/Jesmond Dene Road;
scrap their plans for a revised proposal to be presented in mid- September as this simply will not allow enough time for feedback to be properly evaluated; and
restart the whole process, engaging in proper, meaningful consultation with local residents, businesses and interest groups to ensure that the needs and wishes of all local stakeholders are properly taken into account before any future proposal is put forward for consideration.