North Tyneside Council

A third of the seats in North Tyneside were up for election this year. Find out more about these elections.

Election 2018 Results

LAB HOLD
Party Elected in 2018 Total councillors Change

PartyLabour

Elected in 2018 18 Total councillors 53 Change+2

PartyConservative

Elected in 2018 2 Total councillors 6 Change-1

PartyLiberal Democrat

Elected in 2018 0 Total councillors 1 Change-1
Councillors change compared with 2014

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North East authorities help Britain's bees

Anna Snowdon

BBC Local Live

Two local authorities are among those leading the way in trying to help Britain's bees.

Both North Tyneside Council and Newcastle City Council have pollinator action plans.

North Tyneside Council will work with schools, Increase wildflowers and work closely with developers to ensure that wildflower meadow creation, bee-friendly garden plants and nesting features are incorporated into new development schemes.

Newcastle City Council have their "Bee Strategy" which promotes the importance of bees and will aim to adapt the local environment to provide the right conditions for bees.

Friends of the Earth is urging other North East councils to take action, and it says measures can include cutting areas of grass less often in parks, and allowing wild flowers to grow on roadside verges.

Bee
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£1.2m boost to improve air quality in North Tyneside

Local Democracy Reporting Service

More than £1m will be spent on environmentally-friendly buses in a bid to improve air quality in North Tyneside.

Last year North Tyneside Council, Newcastle City Council and Gateshead Council were rapped by DEFRA over dangerous levels of pollution.

Council officers found that 13% of nitrogen dioxide emitted in the area comes from buses, so a £1.2m grant has been secured from the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to retrofit 69 buses operating in North Tyneside with technology designed to bring emissions down.

The move is expected to bring pollution levels on the stretch into allowed limits.

£13M for temporary Metro fleet depot

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Transport bosses could spend more than £13m on a temporary depot for the Tyne and Wear Metro fleet.

Nexus is hoping to purchase the former landfill site in Howdon, to relocate 10 trains while it redevelops its existing Gosforth depot.

The landfill site is valued at £1m and a total budget of £13.3m has been set aside for the acquisition of the land and the construction of the satellite depot.

A North East Combined Authority report stated that the temporary facility will be needed to ensure the continuous operation of the Metro while construction works are taking place in Gosforth

If approval for the project is granted by NECA, the depot will also require planning permission from North Tyneside Council.

Plan for fortnightly bin collections for North Tyneside

Laura Hill

Local Democracy Reporter

Councillors will vote next week about whether to introduce fortnightly bin collections in North Tyneside.

Green Recycling Bins
BBC

It's one of the few remaining authorities which currently collect refuse weekly.

More than 75% of councils across England collect rubbish on a two week cycle, including those in Gateshead, Newcastle and Northumberland.

A report to councillors says that recycling rates increase in council areas which move to less frequent collections.

Recycling costs £12.81 per tonne, whereas disposing waste is £122 per tonne.

If approved by councillors, the scheme will be introduced from August and calendars will be sent out to residents in July.

Scrap on 'no casino rule' considered

Laura Hill

Local Democracy Reporter

A casino could be built in North Tyneside as the council looks to renew its licensing policies.

In 2015, North Tyneside Council agreed not to grant licenses to any casinos attempting to open in the area but the resolution is due to expire in January 2019.

The number of large casinos operating in the UK can be limited by The Gambling Authority.

Councillor Ray Glindon told a meeting of the authority's cabinet last month that he would like to see the council crack down on betting shops in order to address problems with gambling addiction in some areas.

There are people I know who gamble their wages away at the bookies on a Friday night. It is a major issue in certain parts within our borough".

Councilor Ray Glindon

Council reviews 'no casino' policy

North Tyneside Council is inviting the public to give their views on how it regulates gambling activities in the borough.

Currently, the authority has a "no casino" policy, but this is one of the issues under consideration as part of a gambling review, which is carried out every three years.

Views on this, and the Licensing Policy Statement as a whole, are invited from residents, licence holders and businesses during a consultation which runs until 13 July.

The aim is to ensure the policy reflects the balance between the commercial interests of local trade and the community.

Gambling chips and playing card
PA

Bin collection to change in North Tyneside

Rubbish is to be collected every other week in North Tyneside as part of a drive to increase recycling.

North Tyneside Council is bringing in new weekly bin collections from August.

General waste and recycling waste will be alternated.

The council says it is expected to reduce the amount of rubbish going to landfill by up to 4,000 tonnes a year.

More information can be found on North Tyneside Council's website.

Proposed bin collection
North Tyneside Council