Newcastle City Council

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Election 2018 Results

LAB HOLD
Party Elected in 2018 Total councillors Change

PartyLabour

Elected in 2018 56 Total councillors 56 Change+1

PartyLiberal Democrat

Elected in 2018 19 Total councillors 19 Change-1

PartyIndependent

Elected in 2018 3 Total councillors 3 ChangeNo results
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Salters Bridge future still undecided

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Daniel Holland

The future of a busy bridge that has been closed during the long-delayed Killingworth Road roadworks is still up in the air - more than a year after a consultation on whether to shut it permanently.

Salters Bridge was closed to stop it becoming a rat run when major works began in July 2017 to widen Killingworth Road and install a new Metro bridge.

It later emerged that the bridge, between Hollywood Avenue in Gosforth and Salters Lane in Longbenton, could be closed for good when Newcastle City Council launched a public consultation on its future in October 2017.

Opinion was split amongst residents and no decision has been made as yet.

A Newcastle City Council spokesman said: "The future of Salters Bridge is yet to be decided but this would be subject to further consultation and discussions with residents.

"The over-running gas works has not only delayed the re-opening of the A189, but also further engagement with local people on this key issue which we will continue in early 2019 when Killingworth Road re-opens."

It was hoped that Killingworth Road would reopen in March 2018 but is now due to reopen in early 2019.

Salters Bridge will also reopen at the time, but this could be on a temporary basis.

Salters Bridge, Newcastle
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Newcastle City Council announces new budget cuts

Fergus Hewison

BBC Newcastle political reporter

Newcastle City Council has set out proposals to make cuts of £60m over the next three years, with about 100 job losses.

These cuts include more than £13m of proposed cuts from the adult social care budget.

The council is also looking into closing the City Library on Sundays and increasing council tax by 2.95% in 2019-20

Labour council leader Nick Forbes (pictured) says there’s no end to austerity in sight.

The public are invited to take part in a consultation.

Nick Forbes
BBC

North of Tyne vision set out

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Ben O'Connell

The vision and six key priorities for the new North of Tyne Combined Authority have been approved.

The body held its first meeting on Thursday following the signing of a parliamentary order on the devolution deal, which will being powers and £600m of funding to the area.

The cabinet is made up of leaders from Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland councils.

The six 'pillars of ambition' are in a document called Home of Ambition which are based around a number of areas including investment, education, innovation and pride in communities.

The ballot for the first directly-elected mayor for the North of Tyne area will take place in May next year.

Heckling over Newcastle library plans

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Daniel Holland

Council bosses were booed and heckled by protestors over plans to open an addiction recovery centre at a Newcastle library.

A debate on the future of Fenham Library was labelled "an absolute farce" by angry residents in the public gallery at Wednesday's meeting of Newcastle City Council.

A petition with more than 3,000 signatures opposing the development was presented in the council chamber, with campaign leaders saying they were "astonished" that the library was chosen as an appropriate location for recovering drug and alcohol addicts to receive help.

The centre had been due to open this week, but the authority announced last month that its completion would not be until December while further discussions are held with residents and experts.

Councillors ultimately voted 42 to 16 to approve the council's actions.

Councillor Kim McGuinness, cabinet member for culture, sport and public health, said that the council is "wholeheartedly aware" of the scale of opposition to the plans.

She said the library is the "perfect location" for the centre would provide desperately needed access to recovery services within a community, as well as saving the library from closure.

Fenham library
BBC

Call for Airbnb clampdown in Newcastle

Daniel Holland

Local Democracy Reporter

Calls have been made for new restrictions on the use of Airbnb properties in Newcastle, amid fears that homes being rented out will hamper efforts to get more people to live in the city centre.

Newcastle City Council said it had dealt with a number of complaints over residential properties being used as Airbnb accommodation without the proper permission.

Airbnb
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The house-sharing website operates a 90-day limit on the number of days a property can be used as an Airbnb in London, but there are no such restrictions outside the capital.

Some city councillors want a similar policy to be put in place for Newcastle, that would stop homes being constantly rented out to tourists, including hen and stag parties.

Airbnb said it had a "zero tolerance approach" to anti-social behaviour.

A spokesman added: "The overwhelming majority of hosts and guests on Airbnb are good neighbours and respectful travellers, and collectively boosted the North East economy by £31m last year alone."

New campaign backs Fenham Library plan

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Proposals for an addiction recovery hub in a library - which had been strongly opposed by angry residents - have found new support.

Protesters have called for the plans to be halted but a new petition is backing Newcastle City Council's vision for Fenham Library.

Jo Cundall, who started it, said: "I think some people are lumping everyone who has suffered from drug and alcohol addiction into one block and thinking that they are all chaotic and going on a path towards crime.

"I have two kids and we use the pool and the library - I do not think it will become unsafe for us."

Fenham Library
BBC

Fenham Library Action Group said it accepted the need for the service but believed the location was unsuitable and proper consultation was needed.

The council maintains that its plans, which do not include a needle exchange or prescription distribution, will not harm the community.