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Council News residents magazine

Spring 2017 coverSpring 2017

Welcome to the spring issue of Council News.

And there’s a lot to tell you about,including details of our Budget for the coming year. In a special two page feature, we set out the challenges we’re facing and the difficult decisions we’ve had to make including those around council tax and the growing demands we face in relation to adult social care. I’d also like to thank all of you who responded to our budget consultation - we really valued your views and opinions on our proposals.

This issue also features our latest learningSkills directory which is packed with hundreds of courses and training opportunities that will satisfy your creative needs, as well as help you get the skills and training you need for your future.

There’s news about a new partnershipthat will see our groundbreaking energy centre benefit from £1 millionin income; how a piece of Gateshead concrete has found its way to the Royal Academy in London, and what we’re doing to curb anti-social behaviour across the borough.

All this plus Local History Month, 100 years of the Shipley Art Gallery, how to take advantage of a free day pass to try out our leisure centres and gyms, and a special feature on the Director of Public Health’s new annual report, ‘Tobacco, a smoking gun’. We also look forward to the Gateshead International Jazz Festival at Sage Gateshead, offering you the chance to win tickets in ourcompetition.

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