Friends of Saltwell Park is a community group made up of volunteers who work alongside Gateshead Council and other park users.

We work at promoting and protecting the wellbeing and enjoyment of the Park.

If you would like to be involved please contact us at [email protected]

Please contact Gateshead Council if you have an enquiry about:

-Opening times

-Requests to hold events

-Public amenities

-Anything to do with the running or facilities in the Park

Useful numbers:

For dog-fouling, littering, graffiti, motorbikes etc. in the Park

Phone: 0191 4775000 (24 hr number)

For low level criminal offences ... broken glass, vandalism (anything that’s not happening right now)

Phone: 101

If you feel threatened or harassed or see a fire or an accident

Phone: 999


Dear Friends

Friends of Saltwell Park have maintained contact with members since the beginning of the Covid-19 restrictions with our newsletter.  We hope you have enjoyed reading it.  We have now started activities in the Park, the first of which is the planting of an Orchard (mainly apples) between the Dog Exercise area and the newly refurbished Tennis Court.  The Orchard Gardening Group meet there every Wednesday at 11am (weather permitting) for a couple of hours.  You are very welcome to join in or just come along to see the Orchard and talk to us.  The first blossom has been spectacular this year and has attracted a lot of bees, other insects and birds, as well as people, to the site.

Other activities:  

• We have yet to organise any Saturday morning events but we know how popular these were so we are investigating ways to start these up again if possible to do so.

• AGM 2022 was on Monday 16th May in the Caedmon Hall. Face to face Committee meetings have started again rather than the Zoom meetings during Covid restrictions.

• We are planning to start lead Walks in the Park again this year.

Information about activities as they are planned will be included in the Friends of Saltwell Park newsletters on social media and our website.

In regards to Membership Renewal - As last year we will be taking voluntary donations rather than membership renewals as the role of Membership Secretary is currently vacant.  Please click here for information about how to send a contribution to us (Membership remains at £6 individual or £8 household but these will be classed for the time being as a Voluntary Donation - you can, of course, send us any amount you choose.  We have a great track record of using money wisely for the good of the Park so any contribution will be welcome).  

If you were a paid up member for the year April 2019 - April 2020 then you will remain a member until we can take Membership Subscriptions again.

If you think you may be able to help us with the role of Membership Secretary please contact us.

We continue to work hard to send out a bi-monthly short newsletter (by email and post to those without email addresses) to keep you in touch with what we are doing in Saltwell Park.

Stay well, be safe and we hope to see you all again soon.

Friends of Saltwell Park   May 2022

The Friends of Saltwell Park

The Friends of Saltwell Park was set up in 2005. We look to promote and protect the well-being and enjoyment of the Park for the benefit of the local community.

OUR VISION 2017 TO 2022

Saltwell Park, thriving at the heart of the community, safe and secure as “the People’s Park” for future generations.

Lead Walks can be arranged by appointment for groups of up to 20 people. Please contact us for further information.

Photographs on the home page taken by Wendy Pearson. If you have photographs which you would like to see on our website please contact us.