Local Events

Local Events In The Community

6th June - Comfrey Project Community Event: 19th of June

Moorside plotholders The Comfrey project are  holding their annual event celebrating Refugee Week and Volunteering. 

This year the event is taking place on the 19th of June, from 12 to 3pm at the Windmill Hills centre, in Bensham, Gateshead.

There will be delicious food from around the world, prepared from our volunteers and music from different countries. Visitors are welcome to bring an instrument or grab one of ours and join in the jam! 

Other activities that will be available include gardening, arts and crafts, games and information stalls. 

If you or a group you work with want to take part in any way, do not hesitate to contact me. We wish for this to be a truly participatory community event!

 No prior booking is required, just turn up on the day! Parking available on site. Please bear in mind, if you are visiting the centre for the first time, the gate is on Bensham road, not Chester place any more.



Published 6th June

25th May Newcastle Parks and Allotments Trust Consultation

Newcastle Parks and Allotments Trust are running a consultation in June - information about which can be found here

28th April - Greening Wingrove News


We’ve got some good news to share!  The National Lottery Heritage Fund has awarded Greening Wingrove & Arthur’s Hill CIC £50,000 to deliver a nature conservation project over the next two years.

We’re calling the project WILD WEST END.

More details will be circulated shortly, but as a first step we have to recruit a Project Officer to manage and co-ordinate the delivery.  An advert for the post is below and attached, and please feel free to circulate to anybody who you think might be interested.




Are you interested in saving birds, bats and hedgehogs

We’re looking for someone to make a success of an exciting new environmental project in Newcastle’s inner West End.

The Wild West End project will focus on monitoring and recording swifts, house martins, bats and hedgehogs as well as planning and delivering small-scale interventions to create or enhance wildlife corridors within the project area.  And we want to involve the local human communities and a range of partners in our work.

If you are someone with a good understanding of the ecology of bats, birds and hedgehogs, and a strong commitment and passion for nature conservation, then this two-years post may interest you.

The role is 18 hour pw with a salary of £21,840 per annum (pro rata).

This project is Supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

For more details and a job description, contact Greening Wingrove & Arthur’s Hill via: nigeltodd@phonecoop.coop


Closing date for applications will be 5 May 2019.


19th March 2019 - Arists Of Ouseburn Valley Event


 Spring is on the way and what better way to celebrate than a day spent meeting the artists of Ouseburn Valley, finding out all about their work, peering inside studios that are normally closed to the public, having a go at a range of activities and making some stunning artisan purchases to brighten your home? pete 

 Participating this year are:

 Check individual social media accounts and websites for more details and opening hours - particularly as they vary between venues.

 So grab a drink and a bite to eat at one of the Valley's many brilliant pubs and cafes and join us for a great weekend.