Autumn Newsletter 2020

Pump Track – “It looks amazing!”…. “Nice!”…. “Kids are loving it!”… “Wish this was here when I was a kid!” What is the buzz about? The new Bicycle Pump Track in Chopwell Park of course. It’s now in constant use, by local residents and enthusiasts from far and wide. Bikes, scooters, balance bikes, skateboards – they’re all working out how to get … Read more

New Signs

Two new signs have now been installed in Chopwell Wood encouraging people to come and visit the village (and spend money in our shops and cafe etc!) Thanks so much to Chopwell business Country Signs run by Steve Caygill for making such lovely signs; People’s Postcode Lottery who funded the work; Friends of Chopwell Park … Read more

Summer Newsletter 2020

Keeping Calm & Carrying On! The Coronavirus has brought many challenges, as well as opportunities to come together and help each other. We are lucky to live where so many people are stepping up, surrounded by fantastic countryside where we can enjoy our time outside. Our Summer Newsletter is focused on providing information on our local services and positive news in the … Read more

Supporting Local Business

Help for businesses We want to make sure all Chopwell based businesses know about the government grants and support available to help them with the effects to their business of COVID-19. The key schemes that may be available to help our local businesses are:  A grant of £10,000 to small businesses with a property with … Read more

‘Well Tuned Gateshead’ – New Singing Group

Sage Gateshead are looking to promote a new singing group starting in the village at Chopwell Community Centre as part of a new project ‘Well Tuned Gateshead’.  It will be run by Sage Gateshead, Age Uk Gateshead and Gateshead Older People’s Assembly. The partners listed above have received funding from The National Lottery Community Fund … Read more

Citizens Advice Service

New Citizens Advice service coming to Chopwell! Starting in June Citizens Advice Gateshead will be available twice a week at the Community Centre in Chopwell. Available to all Chopwell, Highfield and area residents, the service can help with: benefits, managing debt, housing problems and many other issues. You can drop in on Tuesdays or Thursdays between … Read more