Council News magazine
With the Great Exhibition of the North about to begin on 22 June, this bumper edition includes an eight page pull out highlighting the key events taking place across our region.
Most of them are free, offering residents and visitors alike an insight into what makes the North such a creative and innovative place. Running until 9 September, this will be the cultural highlight of the year, with hundreds of events for you and your family to enjoy.
This issue also features your guide to who represents you on the council following the local elections last month. We've news of which local organisations and individuals scooped a Gateshead Award - voted for by you - as well as details on our annual Foster Carer Awards night.
If you are thinking about getting married - our ceremony rooms within Registrars are definitely worth checking out. Recently refurbished, they offer a modern and beautiful backdrop to your wedding ceremony.
There's an update on the ongoing roadworks at Heworth roundabout which are being completed ahead of time. And we continue to crack down on fly tippers who blight the environment.
A joint bid to attract Channel 4 to our area is underway led by Gateshead and Newcastle councils - we'll keep you up to date with this in future issues with a decision expected later this year.
All this plus health news, updates on our celebrations to mark the 20th anniversary of The Angel of the North and how you can keep your children entertained over the Summer holidays.