East Boldon Neighbourhood Forum

Welcome to our website! The Forum exists to produce a Neighbourhood Plan which represents a view of the future for the Village and we need your help! If you live or work in the East Boldon Forum area then you are welcome to join the Forum. Please get in touch with us.

Neighbourhood Forums have a legal standing and allow residents to influence (but not prevent) future development in their area. The East Boldon Neighbourhood Forum was designated by South Tyneside Council in January 2018. Since then, the Forum has been working on the development of a neighbourhood plan which is expected to be available later in 2020.

During February please look out for our latest newsletter which will be delivered to all properties in the Forum area. If you know of anyone who doesn’t have access to the internet please encourage them to take a look at the newsletter.

We held our most recent monthly meeting in the Scout Hut on 16 March 2020. Details of future meetings will be posted here once Government restrictions have been lifted.

Latest Posts

United Reforem Church Hall

United Reform Church Hall

The Church has agreed in principle to close in the face of the significant cost of repairs to the roof. The URC hall has been well used by the community for many years, and its closure would be a great loss to the village. Members were asked for their views on the Forum to approaching the Council with to have the Church registered as an Asset of Community Value (ACV). This would give it protection from development or sale for a six month period in which the community (not the Forum) would be able to raise funds to purchase it. 
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Examiner’s Response to Our Plan

The Examiner has completed her analysis of our plan, please read her comments. We are broadly happy with the outcome, the Examiner has upheld the proposed Settlement Boundary but has unfortunately removed two of our proposed policies.
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For more details on the Forum please see the About Us or Forum Facts pages.

If you wish to contact us for any reason please leave your details on the Contact Us page.

Forum Officers

All members of the Forum are volunteers from the local community, the latest elected Officers are:

Kirstin RichardsonChair
Roy WilburnVice Chair
Dave HutchinsonSecretary
Grahame TobinTreasurer

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Photographs courtesy of Phil Payne