Serving the community in the Elswick, Westgate and Wingrove wards of Newcastle upon Tyne.

From Elswick to the World Cup in Brazil

For most people, this summer’s World Cup is a chance to relax with a beer or two in front of the TV, while the more adventurous might book a flight to watch England ’s progress first-hand in Brazil. No such relaxation lies in store for community football coach Michael Gardner. Instead, Michael is spending his summer coaching […]

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Back to the future for Centre West’s Bernie

“It’s great to be back where I belong, in my own community.” That’s the verdict from Centre West’s newest recruit Bernie Mackell, who has lived in the West End all her life. It’s a case of ‘back to the future’ for Bernie, who spent four years helping fellow residents bring change to West End neighbourhoods […]

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Branson backing for Beacon business

Virgin boss Sir Richard Branson is one of the world’s best known entrepreneurs – so it didn’t take him long to decide he wanted to taste what ambitious North East catering company Seasons Plenty had to offer. Owners Corrie Thomas and Jenny Scott founded Seasons Plenty – based at The Beacon – last year, scooping a £14,000 Virgin […]

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A true champion of the West End

Trustees and staff of Centre West are today paying tribute to Joyce Robinson, a true champion of the West End, who has passed away aged 83. A lifelong West End resident – apart from four years when she was evacuated to Keswick during the second world war – Joyce was a tireless and passionate advocate for Cruddas […]

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