RhymeTime – Dunston Library

Join Dunston Library for RhymeTime!

Rhymes, Songs, Story Time and more with Ann every Thursday 10am-10.30am for 0-5 year olds.

50p per session, no need to pre-book – just come along.

Join the RhymeTime Parent Facebook group – here

Like Dunston Library on Facebook – here

Situated in Dunston Activity Centre.

Dunston Staiths – Re-opening


‘Thanks to all your kind donations so far, the trust are pleased to announce that we are able to open Staiths from this Easter weekend. Your support funds a fence around the fire damaged section, allowing safe access for this season. 
We continue to fundraise for repairs to hopefully be carried out in the Autumn/Winter, to include installing your deck planks. 
In the meantime, enjoy visiting the Staiths for the fifth year running and thank you for your continued support!’

‘Like’ the Dunston Staiths fire restoration appeal page on Facebook for updates.

Check out the Staiths website here – http://www.dunstonstaiths.org.uk/


Are you a Dunston Resident? Or simply passionate about our local area/local wildlife?

Come along on Thursday 25th April 2019 between 5pm and 7pm to Dunston Community Centre.

“I am interested in working with others in greening Dunston, I moved here when the Garden Festival was on, but think nature and wildlife important for our mood and wellbeing, whether working in garden or just enjoying being in green space.

I know there is lots happening, some great gardens, some lovely street trees including apple trees, and businesses involved in keeping their shop fronts clear, but also lots of possibility especially in creating a better park, and maybe keeping some natural places for foxes and other wildlife.

The Dunston Community Centre has let me have the cafe on Thursday 25th April 2019 from 5pm until 7pm, there will be tea and biscuits, come along and give your ideas, see if there is something we can do, and have a say on the future development of Dunston.


Yvonne Hartnett”

** If the above meeting date has passed and you are interested, please inbox Dunston/Gateshead Community on Facebook or email dunstoncommunity@outlook.com and we will pass on your details. **

Dunston Staiths Fundraiser


Fundraising is underway to help repair Dunston Staiths after it was set on fire.

Donate if you can – https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charity-web/charity/displayCharityCampaignPage.action?campaignId=74&charityId=1005962

LIKE the page on Facebook for more updates – Dunston Staiths fire restoration appeal.

Old Dunston Hill School Site – Update


Cllr Chris McHugh: “I have just been informed by Gateshead Council officers that, following the recent exchange of contracts between Gateshead Council and Meldrum Construction, on-site investigation work will shortly take place.

The intrusive investigation work on the former school site will form part of the preparations for Meldrum to submit their planning pre-application later this month.

The plans will include a number of family homes and a state of the art cancer support centre to be run by local charity FACT.

I am sure you will agree that this is excellent news and I will update you with any useful news going forward.”

Dunston Railway Station To Be Extended

Dunston Railway Station
Our local councillors have pushed for many years to get more trains stopping at Dunston railway station but the problem has been the platform length. Now, Network Rail plans to extend the platform to allow longer trains, with more seats, to stop here. Work will start 23 February and finish 3 March. There’ll be a drop-in info session with Network Rail about the plans on 12 February from 5 till 7.30pm at Dunston Activity Centre for residents who want to know more. – Brenda Clelland.

Dunston Bowling Club Members

Bowling club members- In response to comments and queries from councillors, council officers from StreetScene and Sports and Leisure will be holding a consultation session on Wednesday 30 January 6 till 7 in the council chamber. It’s an opportunity to make your voice heard! – Cllr Brenda Clelland.