Dear Friends

In these unprecedented times and in line with government directives we have decided that we will cease all Friends of Saltwell Park activities for now until we are more certain about Covid-19 restrictions. This includes:

• All Saturday morning events

• All meetings including the AGM (which should have happened on 22nd April2020 but has now been postponed to 2021), all walks - Health, Heritage, Bird and Sculpture

• And, as instructed by Gateshead Council, all Saltwell Park User Group (SPUG) meetings and task days.

We hope at this stage that most events are just postponements and we can develop a revised programme later in the year.

In regards to Membership Renewal we have decided to delay this until the date of our next AGM. Information about renewing your membership will be sent out to you with the AGM papers once the date has been set.

There will be no publication of our usual Newsletter but we are working hard to send out a monthly short newsletter (by email and post to those without email addresses) and we will display information via our website, notice board and display cabinet in the Towers and through social media.

Working together we will get through this but we all need to be safe and adhere to the current government guidelines. The committee will continually review the situation and report to members any significant developments.

Stay well and be safe.

Best Wishes

Friends of Saltwell Park   December 2020

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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.

We provide a regular newsletter and monthly activities such as talks and guided walks. See our full programme of events.


We offer free Health Walks in the Park. These are held every Tuesday morning at 11.00 am (although not Tuesday 25th December 2018 or Tuesday 1st January 2019). Meet outside the north door of the Towers beside the way-marked routes board.

Heritage Walks - giving an insight into the history of "The People's Park".

Bird Walks - learn more about the wild birds which live and pass through the Park.

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


We also work with other organisations in the Park. Please visit the Project page for more 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.