Castle Ward

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Castle Ward is the northernmost ward in Newcastle. Under boundary changes which came into effect in May 2018, a part of the previous ward of the same name is now in the new Kingston Park South and Newbiggin Hall Ward.

Your Liberal Democrats councillors are always pleased to hear from you with any queries, problems or suggestions, wherever you live in the existing ward. Their promise is "service and action all year round"

You can contact them

Cllr Aidan King aidan.king@newcastle-libdems.org.uk

Cllr Anita Lower anita.lower@newcastle-libdems.org.uk

Cllr Ali Avaei ali.avaei@newcastle-libdems.org.uk

Alternatively you can meet them in person at their monthly surgeries at:

St John's Church, Kingston Park Shopping Centre - 1st Tuesday of each month - 6.00pm to 7.00pm

15 minutes before Parish Council meetings at Brunswick, Hazlerigg and Dinnington (See Parish Notice Boards for Variations)

  • Rainbow
    Article: Mar 31, 2020

    http The FAQs on the Council website https://protect-eu.mimecast.com/s/wachCWL3Di4yNpJHBOWn9?domain=newcastle.gov.uk are kept up to date and include information on any disruption to Council services. In particular all waste is due to be collected as programmed, but please check the FAQs on a regular basis to keep informed of any changes.

  • Social distancing
    Article: Mar 25, 2020
    At the current time politics as usual is not appropriate. The utmost priority is the safety and welfare of all Newcastle's citizens and we will work with the council and partner organisations to safeguard this.
    Newcastle Liberal Democrat councillors are working from home to support the community and neighbour networks that have been established in many neighbourhoods in the wards we represent. We aim to ensure that older and vulnerable constituents receive any assistance they need at this time, whilst staying aware of the need to comply with the Government's instructions on staying at home and social distancing - like the gulls in the picture!
  • Idling engines
    Article: Jul 10, 2019

    The effect of car engines idling near schools is under increasing scrutiny. As well as damaging young lings and health, the latest research shows that drivers are poisoning themselves too. Liberal Democrats are campaigning to get drivers to turn off their engines when stopped near schools by persuasion at the moment. This poster outside a local school shows all the problems that arise from the practice of not turning off.

  • Litter picking
    Article: Jul 10, 2019

    What is the true cost of the reduction in the number of litter bins across the City by the Labour run Council?

    At last Cabinet Members and Service Directors have decided to come out of the Civic Centre to see what residents and we have been complaining about all this time.

    They are annoyed about what it looks like. But what about the impact? Here are some examples observed by Liberal Democrats councillors who are often out and about in their wards litterpicking, frequently with local volunteers :

  • Dr Aidan King
    Article: Jun 12, 2019

    A leaked Cabinet note reveals the UK will not be ready for a no-deal Brexit by October 31st because is will take "six to eight months" to build up supplies of medicines. Dr Aidan King, a Liberal Democrats Councillor for Castle Ward, said:

    "This Government document will be extremely concerning to people who rely on medicines like insulin to stay alive.