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Old Dunston Hill School Site – Update

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…

Dunston Railway Station To Be Extended

Dunston Railway StationOur 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…

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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…

Dunston’s Christmas Lights Switch On – 2018!

Dunston Christmas Lights Switch On – 2018! 5th December 2018 from 6pm. St Nicholas Church, Dunston The lights will be switched on by the Mayor of Gateshead after performances from local schools and readings in the church as well as…

Dunston’s Cenotaph Improvements

This year marks the closing of the Great War centenary. The hoarding is now up around the cenotaph as the Council start essential maintenance and repair work, this will include repairs to the steps and footpath (which were have been…

School Children Receive Prince William Award

As Prince William visits Newcastle and Gateshead, our very own local school children have been working towards the Princes’ Award. Children from Riverside Primary Academy, right here in Dunston, received their awards today at the Sage Gateshead and also got…

10 Years Since Metroland Indoor Theme Park Closed

It has been 10 years since Metroland was axed by Metrocentre bosses in 2008. Many families across the North East will have great memories of visiting the brilliant theme park, in which it featured a roller coaster which went around…

Summer Reading Challenge 2018 at Dunston Library!

Dunston Library is calling for children to sign up to read six books this summer as part of Mischief Makers, Summer Reading Challenge 2018. The Summer Reading Challenge asks 4-11 year olds to borrow and read any six library books…

Residents Object Against Dunston Car Wash Planning Application

Planning application has been made to build a car wash near the Junction of Forge Road, Ellison Road, and Derwentwater Road, if the change of land use is allowed. Dunston and Teams Councillors Gary Haley and Brenda Clelland have both…