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HEALTH WALK TO CELEBRATE LOVE PARKS WEEK 2019

23 walkers a toddler in a push chair and 3 dogs turned

out in the sunshine for a Health Walk around Saltwell Park

Saltwell Park Awarded Another Green Flag!

Great to receive The Green Flag Award and

Green Heritage Site Award on behalf of all who work

so incredibly hard to look after Saltwell Park.

The award ceremony was held in Liverpool on 16th

July 2019..

Michael Turner

Chair Friends of Saltwell Park



Mayor visits a SPUG Tidy Up

Gateshead Mayor, Cllr Jill Green, visited one of the monthly

Saltwell Park User Group's Tidy Up this morning.



Twenty-Two Walkers, Three Dogs and One Baby……

…… came to the 200th Friends of Saltwell Park Health Walk

on Tuesday 29th January. 



Tyneside Bee Keepers are the "Bees Needs"

Work in Saltwell Park by the Tyneside Bee Keepers Association

has earned them an award. This award is given to

Green Flag Awarded sites making positive changes for pollinators.

The People Have Spoken - and we have done it again!

Saltwell Park is, once again, in the People's Choice

Top 10 Parks.

Swedish Garden in Gateshead? - Watch this space!

Saltwell Harriers Sponsors the Friends

We are delighted to announce that Saltwell Harriers, widely

regarded as one of the North East’s best running clubs, has

agreed to become a sponsor of the Friends of Saltwell Park.

For more information on the club please go to

www.saltwellharriers.org.uk



WATER SKIING ON SALTWELL PARK'S LAKE!

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ANOTHER UNUSUAL VISITOR

Wendy Pearson photographed this female Goosander on

Saltwell Park lake a couple of days ago - before the snow

started and the lake froze over. If you spot anything

unusual please send it to us.

VISITOR TO SALTWELL PARK

Fabulous photo taken in the Park by Paul Junner (member

of Saltwell Park Model Boat Club) on 10th December 2017.


WHAT TO DO ABOUT ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR

IN SALTWELL PARK?

  • 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

HEALTH WALKER REACHES 80TH MILESTONE


SALTWELL PARK - FIELD OF REMEMBRANCE



POLICE COMMUNITY DROP IN EVENT

(Cuppa with a Copper)

 Hear about what the Friends

of Saltwell Park are doing to help make the Park more

safe and secure.



Keep Britain Tidy Reveal the Public's Favourite Parks

It's official - Saltwell Park is in the Top 10 of the nation's

favourite parks!










Government Response to the Select Committee Report:

The Future of Public Parks

For the full report please click here.

VOTE FOR SALTWELL PARK - THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE


GREEN FLAG SUCCESS

HERITAGE OPEN DAYS 2017

TALKING STATUE AT SALTWELL PARK

JAPANESE STUDENTS VISIT JAPANESE GARDEN

AWARD FOR FRIENDS OF SALTWELL PARK

HeritageACT! Conference 


FRIENDS OF SALTWELL PARK LAUNCH THEIR

5 YEAR PLAN TODAY

The culmination of nearly 2 years was launched

today in the Training Centre at Saltwell Park.

Everyone is keen to get started now that the Plan

is complete. If you would like to know more or offer

to help then please contact us.

HEALTH WALK 100




FOLLOW UP TO OUR CONSULTATION

On 26th November 25 Friends of Saltwell Park

met in the Training Centre to plan our next steps.

If you would like to help us in any way please

contact us.

DOCUMENT- STATE OF THE UK PARKS

Did you know:

~ Over half the UK population visit their local park

at least once a month or more often, yet park

maintenance budgets continue to fall...

To read the full document click here.

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.

For a copy of our "Summary Document"

please contact us.

INQUIRY INTO PUBLIC PARKS

The first oral evidence session about the inquiry

into public parks is being televised on

Monday 24 October.

For more information including seeing our written

evidence, please click here www.parliament.tv


HERITAGE OPEN DAYS AT SALTWELL PARK


GREEN FLAG FOR THE PARK AGAIN


YOUR PARK NEEDS YOU!

Thank you to all who attended our consultation.

We are collating all the many ideas generated and

will let you know our vision for the next 5 years ASAP.

Funding for this event was provided by:

~ Gateshead Council Capacity Building Fund

~ Gateshead Council Volunteers Month funds

~ Bensham and Saltwell Alive

Please contact us if you require any further

information.

SALTWELL PARK MUSEUM AT THE SHIPLEY

A permanent new display has been created which

brings objects from the old Saltwell Park Museum,

which was originally housed in Saltwell Towers

and closed in 1969. The display will change over

time as more objects are brought out of storage and

put on display. Free Entry. For more information

visit:

www.shipleyartgallery.org.uk

Also you can follow Michael McHugh's Blog:

Blog part 1 / Blog part 2

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF PARKS AND

GREEN SPACES - event in Newcastle

The Friends of Saltwell Park thank the National

Federation of Parks and Green Spaces for

organising a fabulous event to update us on the

state of UK Parks.

SUCCESSFUL GRANT APPLICATION

Thank you to Gateshead Council Capacity Building

Fund and Bensham and Saltwell Alive for funding

a consultation for all our members.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY HEALTH WALKS

SALTWELL PARK USER GROUP (SPUG)

TIDY UP THE PARK


FRIENDS OF SALTWELL PARK WELCOME

OUR 200TH MEMBER


HEALTH WALK EVERY TUESDAY IN SALTWELL PARK

HERITAGE WALKS BY APPOINTMENT

Want to learn more about the history of the Park?

We arrange 1 hour walks for groups of up to 20 people.

For further information contact us

SALTWELL PARK HERITAGE LEAFLET

Our Saltwell Park Heritage Leaflet is available

for sale in Saltwell Towers (50p).

SALTWELL PARK AWARDED GREEN FLAG

FOURTH TIME IN A ROW