Agenda and minutes

Culture and Leisure Sub Committee (no longer active) - Tuesday, 31st January, 2023 6.00 pm

Venue: Spirit of North Tyneside Wing, 2nd Floor, Wallsend Customer First Centre, The Forum, NE28 8JR

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Substitute Members

To be notified of the appointment of any Substitute Members


There were no substitute members reported.



To Receive any Declarations of Interest and Notification of any Dispensations Granted

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 76 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 2 November 2022.



An Ambition for Wallsend pdf icon PDF 114 KB

To present progress on the development of the Wallsend Masterplan (An Ambition for Wallsend) and the projects that relate to culture and leisure.



Consideration was given to a report and presentation by the Regeneration Project Manager, which provided an update on progress of the development of the Wallsend Masterplan (An Ambition for Wallsend) and the projects that related to culture and leisure.


Following the report to Cabinet of 26 November 2018, An Ambition for North Tyneside, a programme of masterplans was initiated to address issues of regeneration and redevelopment across North Tyneside.


At its meeting on 28 March 2022, Cabinet received a report which set out a set of policy priorities for Wallsend Town Centre. These policy priorities were developed with the Deputy Mayor and following engagement with the Ward Councillors for Battle Hill, Howdon, Northumberland and Wallsend and were to inform a Masterplan for Wallsend which is identified as a priority in Our North Tyneside Plan 2021-2025.


The policy priorities agreed by Cabinet were:


·        Improve the quality of the housing offer in Wallsend; in particular making the area a focus of the Mayor and Cabinet’s plans for 5,000 affordable homes along with tackling some of the poor quality privately rented housing in the masterplan area.


·        It is also about making the town centre and the neighbourhoods around it great places to visit and live; improving the street scene and public spaces and working with partners to make sure people feel safe;


·        And finally, it is about making sure Wallsend residents are connected to good jobs by using the full range of tools, including adult education services and apprenticeships and the transport infrastructure around the town to make sure people in the community, who need it, are supported to improve their life chances.


Over the past 6 months, and working with the Deputy Mayor, Ward Members, the Chief Executive and other stakeholders had prepared a draft Masterplan which reflected the Authority’s ambition for the town centre and delivered on the policy objectives which were agreed in May 2022.


The draft Wallsend Masterplan (for consultation) was approved by Cabinet on 28 November 2022. Consultation would take place in January and February before an amended Masterplan is brought back to Cabinet in spring 2023.


The draft Masterplan proposes fourteen interventions that would deliver the three policy priorities for Wallsend, as identified by Cabinet.


The interventions build on the cultural and leisure investment in Wallsend over the last 15 years such as Hadrian Leisure Centre, the Wallsend Parks heritage lottery fund refurbishment and the improvements to the Customer First Centre and the library which had enabled a wider range of activities and exhibitions to be accommodated. Wallsend Parks, the town centre and Segedunum Roman Fort & Museum was also the focus for an established programme of events including the fireworks at Segedunum and the annual Wallsend festival.


There were two projects relating to Segedunum which provided Wallsend with a unique opportunity to develop a world class cultural attraction as part of the Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site.


Culture and leisure was central to other projects too such as Project 8 – Cycle Corridors, Project 11 –  ...  view the full minutes text for item C&L20/23


Date and Time of Next Meeting

6.00pm on Tuesday 7 March 2023.


Tuesday 7 March 2023 at 6.00pm.