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Welcome to the 27th email newsletter of the Low Fell Lib Dem Focus Team! In this edition we report on:

  • Success for Cardinal Hume Catholic School
  • Residents fight litter
  • Preparations for the Low Fell's Summer Fayre are underway
  • Council to decide budget this month
  • Can you help the Focus Team? 

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With best wishes,
Ron, Susan, and Daniel

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Well Done Cardinal Hume!

Cardinal Hume Catholic School has received the ultimate accolade pushing it into world-leading status. The school has moved beyond the ‘outstanding’ rating of Ofsted to become World Class Schools. You can learn more here

Daniel Duggan said “This is fantastic news and all those involved are to be congratulated on their great success”.

Low Fell Councillor Daniel Duggan outside Cardinal Hume Catholic School
Residents fight litter!
The Focus Team would like to congratulate residents who have been litter picking in Low Fell. Recently a group of residents carried out a litter picking in Dodds Dene. If you would like to join them on their future litter picks, contact Hayley on 07702155657.

Daniel Duggan said, “We have a great sense of community spirit in Low Fell and it’s great to see residents taking pride in Low Fell”.
Residents on a litter pick in Dodds Dene 
Preparations for Low Fell Fayre are underway

It's never too early to start thinking about the Low Fell Community Fayre! The annual event, now in its tenth year, is to be held on Saturday, 29th June 2019 at Kells Lane Park. 

Susan Craig, Chair of Low Fell Forum, who organise the event, said “Once again, due to the huge support from local people, our last Summer Fayre was a huge success and we 
are already planning for next time.”

If you would like to be involved in this year's fayre
, either as a stall holder or entertainer, please contact Susan on 488 0787.

Low Fell's Summer Fayre is always a popular event
Council Budget to be decided this month
In late February Gateshead Council will decide their budget for the next year. Currently, the Council are planning to:
  • Get rid of the pest control service
  • End all maintenance of bowls and football pitches
  • Cut the street lighting repairs budget
  • Cut support for voluntary groups
  • Cut support for young people with mental health issues
  • Cut the pothole budget by 60%  
However, the above may change and Lib Dem Councillors - who are the only opposition on Gateshead Council - will be scrutinising the final budget proposals very carefully.

Ron Beadle said "Although the Council face some tough financial challenges, they are wasting huge sums of money on various projects, such as a £700,000 car park near the Quayside that no one uses and the £1 million Civic Centre refurbishment. They need to cut Council waste, and focus most on what matters to residents".

We will be updating residents on the final budget when it is decided later this month.
Can you help the Focus Team do more for Low Fell?
The Low Fell Focus Team works hard all year round and provide a regular newsletter, 'Focus on Low Fell', to all households in Low Fell. We rely on local residents to help deliver this. Would you be able to spare an hour or so every few months to deliver some newsletters near to where you live? If so, please get in touch by replying to this email.
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