Walker ward is in the east end of the city on the banks of the river. Geographically, Walker riverside can be defined as being the area near the south east fringe of the city, stretching along the banks of the Tyne, South of Walker Road, East of Allendale Road and ending at Welbeck Road, bordering on the Walkergate ward.
Newcastle is committed to getting more people cycling. To help make this happen we are committed to creating seven Strategic Cycle Routes into the city centre from all parts of the city.
The cities first Strategic Cycle Route will be from Walker to the city centre you can view an overview of the routes here (pdf 149KB). After listening to residents and to the cycling community we decided where the route should run and are now proposing improvements to the eastern section of the route, you can view a detailed plan here.(pdf 1.65MB). To have your say you cna complete the online questionnaire on the Lets Talk Newcastle Website.
To find out more about the cities cycling strategy you can read the 'Delivering Cycling Improvements in Newcastle A ten year strategy 2011-22' report here (pdf 4MB).
The three Walker Ward Councillors hold a Ward Committee every two months in the Ward. The Committee gives residents an opportunity for residents to find out what's happening in the Ward and to raise any concerns they have.
The next Ward Committee meeting is on Wednesday 17 April 2013, 5.30pm, venue TBC.
Find the latest edition of the Walker Eye newsletter here
The council is facing significant financial difficulties. We need to cut our budget by £90m by 2016, which is around a third of our total budget.
Details about how we propose to do this are published here. These are proposals, not decisions.
We want to hear your views about how you feel these proposed changes may impact upon you and your community. We are also interested to hear about any actions you think we can take to minimise these impacts where possible.
To have your say you can attend one of the following public consultation events:
• Monday 3 December 2012, 6.30 - 8.30 pm at West Denton Community Centre (formerly West Denton Association)
• Tuesday 4 December 2012, 6 - 8pm at the Carnegie Building in Benwell
• Wednesday 5 December 2012, 6 – 8pm at Gosforth Civic Hall
• Thursday 10 January 2013, 1.30 - 3.30pm at the Civic Centre
• Saturday 12 January 2013, 1 – 3pm at the Walker Activity Dome.
Or you can go online here to take part in our surveys and topic walls.
Consultation will run until 1 February 2013, after which time the council’s Cabinet will consider responses to the consultation, and recommend its draft budget to Full Council on 6 March 2013.
Every 15 minutes, a family in England faces losing their home. The housing and homelessness charity Shelter provides free online advice 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For more information, please follow the link http://shltr.org.uk/1i
Are you, or someone you know, worried about your fuel bills? Do you want to check if you can get a better deal with another fuel supplier? If so, it is easier than ever to choose the best energy deal, especially as free help to find this information is now available from our Customer Service Centres and Libraries. Newcastle Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) has worked with staff so that they can show you how to get help, as part of a national campaign supported by the energy regulator Ofgem.
Simply take your current energy bill into any of the Customer Service Centres or specified libraries and ask for help to find your 'Energy Best Deal'. For information about when and where this is available, click here
1 in 8 women will experience breast cancer within their lifetime. For more information about the screening programme at the RVI, please click here.
St Martin's Centre on Roman Avenue is currently looking for volunteers. Please see the flyer for more details.
Our city is growing and we need to have plans in place for Newcastle’s future – how the city will grow and where we will build new homes. We were keen that as many people as possible had their say on our draft plans and had plenty of opportunity to do so over a 3 month period which ran from Wednesday 20 June to Thursday 20 September. This consultation period has now closed, but you can find out more by clicking here.
Newcastle City Council and other organisations are working together to offer an enterprise and business support programme, which runs from December 2011 until September 2013.
Enterprising Newcastle supports new business start ups and works with local businesses and voluntary organisations to help them grow and to expand their networks. We also work with secondary schools to help their students develop real businesses. Please click on link below for more information.
We need your support to get faster, reliable and stable internet in Newcastle. We are currently bidding for funding and as part of this process, we need to show there is demand for these services in our city, so please pledge your support now on the let’s talk digital website.
Your pledge will mean that we can show funders why they need to invest in better broadband for Newcastle’s residents and businesses.
For more information please contact Cliff Jessett, 0191 278 2854.
‘Decent Neighbourhood Standards are our guarantee that we will play our part in making sure everyone lives in a clean, green and safe place, with decent access to services where local needs are met. Decent Neighbourhood Standards are about identifying areas of our city where there is greatest need for investment and support. We need to be clear that providing decent neighbourhoods will not solely depend on the work of the Council.
We’ve done an assessment for every ward in the city based on seven standards. These are based on statistical data and local people’s views taken from the resident’s survey. For the baseline assessment for your ward, please click here (word docx. 49kb)
If you would like to know more about the Decent Neighbourhood Standards, or would like to get involved in contributing toward them, please contact your local Senior Communities Officer firstname.lastname@example.org or email Paul Marshall, Senior Regeneration Specialist at email@example.com
Details on the technical process and data sources that support the Decent Neighbourhood Standards Baseline Assessments can be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org ‘
Over the next 10-15 years, it is planned to develop Walker Riverside as a popular neighbourhood with 1780 new homes replacing up to 700 properties so that Walker is home to more people than at present.
Walker ward is covered by the Byker and Walker police teams who work with partners such as Newcastle City Council, Your Homes Newcastle and Tyne & Wear Fire Service to tackle crime and community safety issues in your area.
You should always phone 999 in an emergency but for all other non emergency reports or enquiries phone 101.
Contact your local Neighbourhood Policing Team.
For information about Walker Communities Credit Union, please see the attached flyer (pdf, 40.32kb)
Use our online map to find your nearest libraries and schools. You can also find out where your nearest recycling site is and find leisure services, such as swimming pools, and heritage information, such as listed buildings and ancient monuments.
We offer a wide range of courses from First aid and Food Hygiene to Plastering and Brickwork. For more information and to check if you are eligible to train for free please phone Building Futures East on 0191 263 2752 or speak to one of our Community Connectors, Tony or Andrea on 07825 963699. Visit the Building Futures East web site here
If you have an interesting story about Walker, its places or its people that you would like to share on this web page please contact Rob Gillie, Senior Communities Officer, on 0191 2773496 or e-mail email@example.com
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