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Towards a new town centre

Date: 20/08/2007

Local people in Gateshead are invited to go along to a roadshow about the town centre organised by Spen Hill, the development arm of Tesco.
The roadshow will be the first of two public exhibitions, showing the possibilities for the Trinity Square site and what facilities and uses could be included in the scheme.

The roadshow will visit each of Gateshead’s five neighbourhood areas to make it as convenient to local people as possible. The events will take place on the following dates at the venues below.

Wednesday 19th September, 1.30pm – 7.30pm
Trinity Community Association Church Hall, High Street, Gateshead

Thursday 20th September, 11am – 3pm
Pioneer Centre, Derwent Street, Chopwell (attached to Chopwell Primary School)

Thursday 20th September, 5pm – 8pm
St Nicholas Church Hall, Ellison Road, Dunston

Friday 21 September, 11am – 3pm
Wrekenton Methodist Church Hall, Springwell Avenue, Wrekenton

Friday 21 September,5pm – 8pm
Athletics Hall, Gateshead International Stadium, Neilson Road, Gateshead

Max Curtis, Corporate Affairs Manager for Tesco speaking on behalf of Spen Hill says: “the option of a mixed-use development at Trinity Square offers a superb opportunity to bring better facilities to the town centre and to make a significant contribution to the continuing regeneration of Gateshead.

This exhibition will provide local residents with an opportunity to comment on the emerging plans. Views and comments from residents throughout the consultation will be extremely valuable in shaping the proposals and so we would like to encourage as many people as possible to attend the exhibition.”

Leader of Gateshead Council, Councillor Mick Henry, said,

“Local people and businesses that have an interest in the town centre all have their own ideas about what they would like to see developed there. This is an exciting time for Gateshead and all views are welcome so we would encourage people to take this opportunity to see what might be possible in our centre and have their say.”

Further details will be available at - the new website about the scheme for local people.




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