South Area Information

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The Children and Young People’s Service in South Gateshead is made up of Sure Start Children’s Centres, Connexions Gateshead, Youth and Community Learning, Youth Crime Prevention and the Play Development Service. These services are delivered from a range of community locations in Low Fell, High Fell, Birtley and Kibblesworth.

The following Children’s Centres are based in South Gateshead:

  • Birtley Children’s Centre, Barley Mow, Pembroke Avenue, DH3 2DJ, 0191 433 5000
  • Chowdene Children’s Centre, Waverley Road, Harlow Green, NE9 7TU, 0191 433 5050
  • High Fell Children’s Centre, Fell Dyke Primary School, Wrekenton, NE9 7AA, 0191 433 4109

Youth and Community provision is offered at the following sites:

  • Allerdene Community Centre - Smith Lane, Allerdene Estate, Gateshead, NE9 6PE, 0191 491 5322
  • Barley Mow Village Hall - Bedford Avenue, Birtley, Co Durham, DH3 2AJ,0191 410 5334
  • Birtley Community Centre - Ravensworth Road, Birtley, Co Durham, DH3 2AJ, 191 410 2343
  • Harris Bank Youth Club - Harris Bank Day Centre, contact via Barley Mow Village Hall
  • Kibblesworth Millennium Centre - Grange Terrace, Kibblesworth, NE11 0XN  0191 411 1193
  • Springwell Activity Centre - Lanchester Avenue, Springwell Estate, Gateshead, NE9 7AL, 0191 487 0169
  • The Lyndhurst Centre - Beacon Lough Road, Low Fell, Gateshead, NE9 6TA, 0191 420 7000
  • Whitehouse Lane Youth Centre - WHL Playing Fields, Wrekenton, Gateshead, NE9 7XQ. 0191 491 0632

Information, advice and guidance services (IAG)

IAG for those aged 13-19 (up to age 25 with additional needs) are available at/from:

Connexions Gateshead

Interchange Centre

West Street



0191 433 6800

Youth Crime Prevention Service

Lyndhurst Centre, Beacon Lough Road, Low Fell, Gateshead, NE9 6TA

The Youth Crime Prevention team are based at the Lyndhurst Centre and work with young people aged 8 - 17 years of age who are involved in, or at risk of becoming involved in, crime or anti-social behaviour. They work using 1:1 sessions, group work and activities.

Referrals to Chris Bauer at or 0191 491 5322.

YCP Worker details

Alison Curry –   or 0191 433 6337

Over 11 Lead  

Mike Chastney

Lyndhurst Centre

Beacon Lough Road

Low Fell



Direct Line: 0191 433 6331


Under 11 Lead

Beverly Coombs

Leam Lane Children’s Centre

129 Cotemede

Leam Lane Estate


NE10 8QH

Direct Line: 0191 433 6005