Welcome to the 
Chopwell Regeneration Group 
website

Proud of our past, working together, improving our future.

This is the website for Chopwell Regeneration Group, a registered charity, 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.

This website is for  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.

Chopwell, pulling together in the current situation

Do you have an urgent need of a hand to get some shopping or maybe pick up a prescription?

Are you running short of food perhaps?

Please email chopwellvolunteers@gmail.com or ring Chopwell Primary School on 01207 561322 and we will try our best to get you some help. There is also a new council help line 0191 433 7112.

Events

Upcoming events

Nov
29
Sun
10:00 am Chopwell Community Allotment @ Chopwell Officials Club (The Gaffers)
Chopwell Community Allotment @ Chopwell Officials Club (The Gaffers)
Nov 29 @ 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
Dec
1
Tue
9:30 am Citizens Advice Service @ Chopwell Community Centre
Citizens Advice Service @ Chopwell Community Centre
Dec 1 @ 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
Dec
3
Thu
9:30 am Citizens Advice Service @ Chopwell Community Centre
Citizens Advice Service @ Chopwell Community Centre
Dec 3 @ 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

Winter Newsletter 2020

Winter Newsletter 2020

The festive period is going to be different this year but one thing we can all do is enjoy our Christmas light displays. During December we’ll have a Christmas Tree trail of lights for everyone to enjoy. Parts of the village are also going to be making their own light displays and there will be ... Read more ...
Autumn Newsletter 2020

Autumn Newsletter 2020

Pump Track – “It looks amazing!”…. “Nice!”…. “Kids are loving it!”… “Wish this was here when I was a kid!” What is the buzz about? The new Bicycle Pump Track in Chopwell Park of course. It’s now in constant use, by local residents and enthusiasts from far and wide. Bikes, scooters, balance bikes, skateboards – they’re all working out how to get ... Read more ...
New Signs

New Signs

Two new signs have now been installed in Chopwell Wood encouraging people to come and visit the village (and spend money in our shops and cafe etc!) Thanks so much to Chopwell business Country Signs run by Steve Caygill for making such lovely signs; People’s Postcode Lottery who funded the work; Friends of Chopwell Park ... 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 Ltd an 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