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Friends of Saltwell Park is a community group made up of volunteers. Our vision is: "Saltwell Park, thriving at the heart of the community, safe and secure as “the People’s Park” for future generations.

 

The Friends help protect and promote Saltwell Park for the benefit and enjoyment of the community. We work closely with Gateshead Council and liaise with other Park users and local interest groups. 

 

Saltwell Park is recognised as one of the best parks in England and has won the prestigious Green Flag Award five times together with the Green Heritage Accreditation. This success is due to the dedication of Council maintenance staff and the work of the Friends of Saltwell Park. 

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Friends of Saltwell Park is a community group made up of volunteers. Our vision is: "Saltwell Park, thriving at the heart of the community, safe and secure as “the People’s Park” for future generations.

 

The Friends help protect and promote Saltwell Park for the benefit and enjoyment of the community. We work closely with Gateshead Council and liaise with other Park users and local interest groups. 

 

Saltwell Park is recognised as one of the best parks in England and has won the prestigious Green Flag Award five times together with the Green Heritage Accreditation. This success is due to the dedication of Council maintenance staff and the work of the Friends of Saltwell Park. 

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Waterfowl on the frozen lake at Saltwell Park in Gateshead, January 2024

Friends of Saltwell Park is a community group made up of volunteers. Our vision is: "Saltwell Park, thriving at the heart of the community, safe and secure as “the People’s Park” for future generations.

 

The Friends help protect and promote Saltwell Park for the benefit and enjoyment of the community. We work closely with Gateshead Council and liaise with other Park users and local interest groups. 

 

Saltwell Park is recognised as one of the best parks in England and has won the prestigious Green Flag Award five times together with the Green Heritage Accreditation. This success is due to the dedication of Council maintenance staff and the work of the Friends of Saltwell Park. 

Get involved and
become a friend

For details of our regular activities, upcoming events, and how you can become a friend, please browse through our website. We welcome new friends and always need more volunteers for light gardening, administration and to help with refreshments etc. during our events. Please join us to help continue to make Saltwell Park a favourite recreational destination for local people and to have your say in its future.

 

Friends of Saltwell Park created the Apple Bee Community Orchard with the participation of the local community and local school children and are developing this space further to encourage nature and provide foraging for bees and other pollinators.

Friends of Saltwell Park volunteers

Monthly
Saturday
morning
events

10th February 2024
10:30am - 12:30pm
View My Art Gallery
122 Sheriffs Highway
Gateshead, NE9 5SD

Brian Rankin, owner of Come View My Art Gallery on Sheriff Hill, gives us a talk on the work of popular Gateshead artist Charlie Rogers (1930-2020) whose work records the social history of Tyneside from the 1960s.

 

A number of Charlie Rogers' paintings feature Saltwell Park and Brian has some interesting ideas about exhibiting some of them in the Park itself. This event will start at 10.30am

Come View My Art Gallery Gateshead
09th March 2024
10:30am - 12:30pm
Little Theatre
1-4 Saltwell View
Gateshead, NE8 4JS

Emma Fulton talks about her experience of living and working in the Falkland Islands for 18 months and Norma Henderson tells us about her trip to China in 2008.

The event will take place at the Little Theatre, opposite the main Park gates in Saltwell View. (Go through main entrance and turn left into the coffee room)

Falklands Islands talk by Friends of Saltwell Park member Emma
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