May 2021

Jesmond Community Festival

Jesmond Community Festival

NEWS 

Teddies Coming Home!

Teddies Coming Home!

With the completion of this year's Teddy Bear Trail, all the teddies are returning to their homes. Bad Mood Bear is taking time out to catch up with his reading.

Glorious Gardens Awards

Glorious Gardens Awards

Glorious Gardens Awards. Once again the Glorious Gardens competition brought to attention some wonderful Jesmond gardens. These were the award winners: Small garden: 16 Northumberland Gardens. This small space is densely filled with a range of very unusual plants,...

2021 Festival Drawing to a Close

2021 Festival Drawing to a Close

The Teddy Bear Trails stay in place until 6 June, and you can enter for the Photographic Competition until 25 September, but most 2021 Jesmond Community Festival events have now come to an end. Keep an eye out for the results of the final festival competitions, and...

Plastic Free Awards

Plastic Free Awards

Plastic Free Jesmond and Sandyford announced the latest winners of their award scheme at a Jesmond Festival event on 20 May - they were Cake Stories (North Jesmond) and Something Good (South Jesmond). Congratulations!

Trail Routes now available

Trail Routes now available

The routes for this year's two Teddy Bear Trails are now on display in a window of Jesmond Library, but all the teddies will not be in place until Saturday 22 May, so you will have to be patient for a few more days yet!

Keep Jesmond Clean

Keep Jesmond Clean

Keep Jesmond Clean is a community action group of local people who are keen to assist in keeping the area clean and tidy. The group aims to reduce litter, promote recycling, and work in partnership with local businesses, universities, agents and schools, and is...

All Reid Park Road Walks fully booked up

All Reid Park Road Walks fully booked up

All the walks around the Reid Park Road area, arranged for this year's Jesmond Community Festival, are now fully booked up. If you have already booked, and find that you are no longer able to attend, please inform norths_2000@yahoo.co.uk as soon as possible.

Reid Park Walks nearly full up

Reid Park Walks nearly full up

John North, organiser of the circular walks in the Reid Park Road area, tells us that nearly all the spaces available on the walks are now fully booked, with only one place free, on the afternoon of 28 May. The other 41 places are all taken.

JPC Events Announced

JPC Events Announced

Jesmond Parish Church have joined Jesmond Community Festival with four events to take place over the period 20/23 May, including a Family Fun Morning and Escape Room on Saturday 22 May.

Walks and Tours Booking Up Fast

Walks and Tours Booking Up Fast

All the walks and tours forming part of this year's festival are booking up fast! If you are interested, contact the relevant organiser as soon as possible, or you may be too late. Numbers on each walk have to be limited, to stay within COVID guidelines.

Plant Stall Confirmed!

Plant Stall Confirmed!

Jesmond Community Orchard have confirmed that their popular annual Plant Stall will be in position outside The Boiler House in Acorn Road between 10:30 am and 2:30 pm on Saturday 8 May.

Extra Reid Park Road Walk added

Extra Reid Park Road Walk added

All five of John North's Reid Park Road walks are now fully booked, so he has arranged for a fellow City Guide, Christine Dinsdale, to lead another walk on the same route, on the afternoon of 28 May. For information about any of the Reid Park Road walks email...