On 27th November, hundreds of local residents attended Low Fell's Christmas light 'switch on'.
The event, which is organised by the Low Fell Forum, is now in its ninth year.
Councillor Susan Craig, Chair of Low Fell Forum, said "We would like to thank the following for helping make the event such a success: Alfie Joey of Radio Newcastle for serving as Master of Ceremonies, Craghead Colliery Band, Bluebell Theatre Productions, the Caprian Theatre Company and the children from Oakfield School and St. Peter's RC Primary School for their wonderful singing.
Also a big thank you to the children who decorated baubles and the Low Fell Volunteer Gardening Group who decorated the area around the tree. A thank you to Rosa Twelve restaurant for the refreshments, Kip McGrath for the goodie bags and Sockett’s Newsagents for the sweets for the children. We must also thank Gateshead Council for their support and the Fells Angels WI and Low Fell Forum members for stewarding the event.
Finally, without the sponsors the event would have simply not been possible so a huge thank to the following excellent businesses for sponsoring the tree and lights:
•BCE Northern Ltd
•Belle Vue Estates
•Eve Trew School of Dance
•Spot On Window Cleaning Services
Low Fell's Councillors, and the whole Focus Team, would like to wish all residents a very Merry Christmas.