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Community Centres

Community Centres are a great way to get involved in local activities and groups, make new friends and keep fit.

What’s on in my community?

Community Centres usually have a weekly programme including;

Where’s my nearest Community Centre?

Please see the handy list of ‘Useful Organisations’ down the right side of this page

This is our list of Community Centres in Newcastle so you can find out what’s happening near you. Contact them for more information.

You can now see where organisations are on a helpful map when you click to visit their listing.

Communities and Neighbourhoods

Neighbourhood Planning

Communities are able to establish general planning policies for the development and use of land in a neighbourhood by preparing a Neighbourhood Plan. They are able to say, for example, where new homes and offices should be built, and what they should look like. The neighbourhood plan will set a vision for the future. It can be detailed, or general, depending on what local people want.

Neighbourhood Plans are prepared by local community groups not the City Council, although they can provide guidance and technical assistance. In areas which are covered by a Parish Council it is only the Parish Council that can prepare a Neighbourhood Plan. In non-parished areas a Neighbourhood Forum will need to be established and approved by the City Council.

Last updated: May 21, 2021