Welcome to chopwell Regeneration group website

Proud of our past. Working together. Improving our future.

This is the website for Chopwell Regeneration Group, a not for profit organisation, formed by residents who want to make Chopwell an even better place to live.

The Regeneration Group want to encourage as many residents of Chopwell to get involved in improving our village. In this website we share information about Chopwell’s history, news and events and we hope to inspire you to get involved in changing the future of our village.

It is aimed at people who live here, people that visit and people that have moved away but want to keep in touch.

Throughout the site you will find articles on the history and background of Chopwell, details of businesses and local organisations, regular activities, upcoming events, latest news including the Chopwell Regeneration Group newsletter and photos of our beautiful village.

Please bear with us and keep coming back and visiting the site as it is updated and developed over the next few months.

Events

Upcoming events

Jul
21
Sun
10:00 am Chopwell Community Allotment @ Chopwell Officials Club (The Gaffers)
Chopwell Community Allotment @ Chopwell Officials Club (The Gaffers)
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
We have been working on setting up a small, free to use allotment since the Summer ’17 and we would like people to come along and make use. If you would like to have a look at growing your own veg, want to help build a succulent garden or want to help in any way ... Read more
3:00 pm Tyne Idols Tour
Tyne Idols Tour
Jul 21 @ 3:00 pm
Tyne Idols Tour
For the first time ever… Our special tour leaving Chopwell on a vintage double decker bus, celebrates the local legends of TV, film and music. Hosted by the irresistible Mr Ray Laidlaw, of Lindisfarne, the 3 hour tour will also include some very special guests, and there will be two refreshment breaks throughout to whet ... Read more
Jul
23
Tue
9:30 am Citizens Advice Service @ Chopwell Community Centre
Citizens Advice Service @ Chopwell Community Centre
Jul 23 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Citizens Advice Service @ Chopwell Community Centre
Citizens Advice Gateshead will be available twice a week at the Community Centre in Chopwell. Available to all Chopwell, Highfield and area residents, the service can help with: benefits, managing debt, housing problems and many other issues. You can drop in on Tuesdays or Thursdays between 9:30 and 13:00, no appointment needed although you may need ... Read more

Upcoming group activities

Latest News

Summer Newsletter 2019

Summer Newsletter 2019

 
‘Well Tuned Gateshead’ – New Singing Group

‘Well Tuned Gateshead’ – New Singing Group

Sage Gateshead are looking to promote a new singing group starting in the village at Chopwell Community Centre as part of a new project ‘Well Tuned Gateshead’.  It will be run by Sage Gateshead, Age Uk Gateshead and Gateshead Older People’s Assembly. The partners listed above have received funding from The National Lottery Community Fund ... Read more
Citizens Advice Service

Citizens Advice Service

New Citizens Advice service coming to Chopwell! Starting in June Citizens Advice Gateshead will be available twice a week at the Community Centre in Chopwell. Available to all Chopwell, Highfield and area residents, the service can help with: benefits, managing debt, housing problems and many other issues. You can drop in on Tuesdays or Thursdays between ... Read more

Would you like to get involved?

Please keep sharing your ideas about what you would like to see change in Chopwell for the better.

What can we do for kids, teenagers, young people, unemployed people, older people? Can we do anything to make the residential areas better? What about shops and businesses? What about housing, empty buildings? What ideas do people have for derelict areas of land/waste ground? What would you like to see? Would you like more activities- art, fitness, adult education? How do you think the main areas of Chopwell could be brightened up or improved? Should we do more to make sure the past isn’t forgotten?

There are lots of charities and organisations that we can apply to for grants for all sorts of things to try and bring your ideas to life so please do share them.

Please either post here or email your ideas to team@chopwell.org and then we can perhaps talk about them and see if people agree they are good ideas and, if so, whether we might be able to apply for some money to make them happen. No promises but always worth a try and we have a lot of good people in Chopwell who can help give us the best chance of success.

The website has been designed, created and written by residents who are all volunteers. It is very generously being hosted for free by NE Solutions IT company in Chopwell.

If you have any news, events, photographs or ideas you think might be of interest to include please do get in touch by email to website@chopwell.org.

If you are an organisation in Chopwell who would like to be mentioned on the website please email us at website@chopwell.org with a brief description, your contact details and a link to your website or facebook page.

Finally if you are interested in finding out more about Chopwell Regeneration Group, and perhaps joining, you can find more information here >> BECOME A MEMBER