Welcome to chopwell Village website

This website is run by and for people who live in Chopwell. The idea for the website has come from Chopwell Regeneration Group, a not-for-profit organisation, formed by residents who want to make Chopwell an even better place to live.

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 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.


Upcoming events

all-day Chopwell Big Weekend
Chopwell Big Weekend
Jun 15 – Jun 16 all-day
More info coming soon!
10:00 am Makers Market 2019 @ Chopwell Community Centre
Makers Market 2019 @ Chopwell Community Centre
Jun 15 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
The second makers market. Now aiming to be part of Chopwell Big Weekend. Local Crafters and groups will be displaying and selling their products.
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

Upcoming group activities

Latest News

Spring Newsletter 2019

Spring Newsletter 2019

Annual General Meeting – 20th Nov 2018

Annual General Meeting – 20th Nov 2018

Apologies: Father Paul, Bethany Coyle, Bernie Caygill Present: 22 paid up members Chairman: Jodie Barwick-Bell Chairman’s Report Jodie welcomed everyone to our first AGM and opened the discussion by asking how people felt about how we communicated to the village. Newsletters It was noted that this was how several people got involved in the first place, ... Read more
Minutes of Meeting – 20th Nov 2018

Minutes of Meeting – 20th Nov 2018

Apologies: Father Paul, Bethany Coyle, Bernie Caygill Present: 22 paid up members Chairman: Jodie Barwick-Bell Matters Arising: We are still awaiting info re Community Service people wanting to volunteer – Mandi to follow up. Poetry Night for Dec – no details yet Bike Project 3 Nov cycle event at Scout Hut attracted 35 people and ... 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