May 2024

Jesmond Community Festival

The 2024 Jesmond Community Festival


A Sporty Teddy Bear Trail

The Teddy Bear Trail is organised by the Friends of Jesmond Library. Jez the Ted is back again in 2024, this time with a sporty theme!

The trail is now in place and will be in position until 2 June. Entry forms are now available in Jesmond Library, price £1 each. For further information email or ask in the library.


Photographic Competition

Sponsored by Jesmond Community Forum and the Friends of Jesmond Library. The theme for the 2024 competition is “Jesmond People”. Interpret the theme in any way you wish, but ensure that you have the permission of anyone whose clearly identifiable image appears in your photograph. Full details of the rules, and entry forms, will be obtainable from Jesmond Library in the near future. Email for further information. The closing date for the submission of entries will be Saturday 21 September, but it is not too late to start taking photographs now! You will be able to submit up to five photographs.

Glorious Gardens Awards 2024

The winners of the 2024 Glorious Gardens Competition, part of Jesmond Community Festival, have been announced as:
Best Pocket Garden: 46 Salisbury Gardens;
Best Container Garden: 46 Honister Avenue;
Best Wildlife Garden: 63 Holly Avenue; and
Best Large Garden: 55 Reid Park Road.
Congratulations to the winners, the competition organisers, and all the entrants!




Plastic Free Jesmond and Sandyford

The winner of this year’s Plastic Free Jesmond & Sandyford Award is the cafe Harvest in St George’s Terrace, run by the Ouseburn Coffee Company, which was the first Jesmond catering business to commit to no use of single use plastics. The cafe provides free, good quality tap water to all customers, while also selling re-usable water bottles, which it will re-fill, free of charge.
Tony Waterston, coordinator of Plastic Free Jesmond and Sandyford (part of Keep Jesmond Clean) says “We are delighted that Harvest is leading the way in what we hope will become the norm in a few years time”.  If you have any queries please email .