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Council News Autumn 2018 front coverAutumn 2018

In this issue we tell you about a key new initiative - the Gateshead Community Food Network. Set up to deal with the growing problem of food poverty in our borough, it aims to develop longer term solutions to what is an unacceptable situation, as well as letting you know how you can play your part to help vulnerable families in Gateshead.

As the year of World War One commemorations comes to a close in November, we look back at some of the events that we've hosted and remember the soldiers who gave their lives as three new blue plaques are put in place in Winlaton and High Spen. 

There's great news about Blaydon Lodge - a respite facility for people with complex disabilities - which has received a rare 'outstanding' rating from Quality Care Inspectors.

There's bad news for people who throw litter away or who don't clean up after their dogs, as our new enforcement team take to the streets. They can now issue on the spot fines of £75 if they see people doing this. 

Fast forward to next year and volunteers are being urged to come forward and support the World Transplant Games in August 2019.

We also welcomed Government minister Margot James MP to a behind the scenes look at PROTO, our new emerging technology centre and bring you up to date with investment and employment success stories from the borough.

All this plus health matters, what's on and much more including local news and key activities taking place during October half-term.

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