Local Info

Local info

Our city

Wikipedia/Newcastle City Council: The Coat of arms of Newcastle upon Tyne City Council

High West Jesmond is part of the City of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Newcastle is a metropolitan district within the former metropolitan adminstrative county of Tyne & Wear in north east England.

Newcastle was part of the county of Northumberland until 1400 when it became a county in its own right, retaining the status until local government reorganisation in 1974 when Tyne & Wear was created.

Newcastle achieved city status in 1882 – the same year that St Nicholas became the cathedral church of the Diocese of Newcastle (newly seperated from the Diocese of Durham) and John James Fenwick set up a drapers shop on Northumberland Street, the origins of Fenwicks department store.

Our ward

High West Jesmond is located in Dene & South Gosforth ward of Newcastle. This is a new ward where councillors were elected for the first time in May 2018 following a review of the ward boundaries across the City of Newcastle upon Tyne. Previously High West Jesmond was part of the former East Gosforth ward.

The ward has three elected councillors who serve for a term of four years. A third of the council is elected each year (other than in year four when there are no elections).

Our polling station is a Temporary Building, Newlands Road, Grassed Area, NE2 3NU.

Find out more about elections and voting on the Newcastle City Council website.

Ward Priorities

Dene and South Gosforth Ward priorities are yet to be published on the Newcastle city council website.

These are the priorities of the former East Gosforth ward:

  • Environment
  • Supporting community buildings
  • Maintaining parks and open spaces
  • Supporting local projects

Our local councillors

The Dene and South Gosforth ward councillors are:

Cllr Henry Gallagher
Liberal Democrats
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Cllr Karen Robinson
Liberal Democrats
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Cllr Wendy Taylor
Liberal Democrats
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Our ward contact

The Dene and South Gosforth ward contact is:

Bev Ogle
0191 277 1807

Our MP

High West Jesmond forms part of the Newcastle upon Tyne North parliamentary constituency.

Catherine McKinnell MP
Read MP details

Recycling and waste collection

Domestic waste and recyclables are collected by Newcastle City Council. Each property has two wheelie bins which are collected once every 2 weeks (on alternative weeks):

Domestic waste – Green wheelie bin

Recycling – Blue wheelie bin

Download a pdf of your bin calendar


Our police contacts

Northumbria Police

High West Jesmond is served by Northumbria Police (who cover the whole of Tyne & Wear and Northumberland and are one of the largest police forces in the country).

High West Jesmond is covered by Northumbria Police’s Central Command – Newcastle area.

The Area Command headquarters are located at Etal Lane, Westerhope, Newcastle, NE5 4AW.  Opening hours: 9am – 5pm (5 days a week).

Call 999 if there is any danger or risk to life or a crime in progress. 

Call 101 for non-emergencies. 
This is a general number to contact the police and request information or advice. 

Police and Crime Commissioner

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria is:

Kim McGuinness
Read PCC details