What is an Estate Walkabout?

Walkabouts are a great opportunity to get to know your Neighbourhood Housing Officer and make sure they understand how it feels to live in your area from your perspective. It is an informal way of:

  • Showing your Neighbourhood Housing Officer any environmental issues
  • Raising awareness of any hot-spots for fly-tipping or anti-social behaviour so we can keep an eye on them
  • Identifying any areas you feel could be improved
  • Coming up with solutions together and even helping to implement them – for example painting or tidying up an area

Following a walkabout you will receive feedback on what we can do, what we can’t do (and the reasons why) and any timescales for things that can’t be done immediately.

How do I join?

You can just turn up, All Estate walkabouts commence at 1.00pm at the following locations:

Craig Cross: Meeting at Foundation Futures, Dunn Terrace

Wednesday: 15th August at 1.00pm. Areas covered are:

Brinkburn Close, Brinkburn House, Brinkburn Lane, Brinkburn Place, Clive Place, Dalton Crescent, Dalton Street, Dunn Terrace, Gordon House, Graham House, Kendal Green, Kendal House, Kendal Place, Kendal Street, Low Fold, Northumberland Tce, Salisbury House, Shipley Walk, Tom Collins House

Emma Foulis: Meeting at Byker Community Centre

Thursday: 9th August at 1.00pm. Areas covered are:

Bamburgh Terrace, Byker Crescent, Carville Rise, Cheviot Mount, Chirton House, Fairless Gardens, Felton Green, Felton House, Felton Walk, Grace Street, Harvey Gardens, Headlam House, Headlam Street, Jane Street, Long Headlam, Michaelgate, Shipley Rise, Spires Lane, St Lawrence Court, Thorbourgh House, Winship Gardens, Winship Terrace

Jen Elliott: Meeting at BCT office

Wednesday: 8th August at 1.00pm. Areas covered are:

Ayton Rise, Benson Place, Bolam Coyne, Chirton Wynd, Commercial Road, Cushat Close, Finchale Terrace, Garmondsway, Glanton Close, Harbottle Street, Harriot Place, Headlam Green, Houlet Garth, Janet Square, Janet Street, Jubilee Terrace, Kirk Street, Laverock Court, Lilburn Gardens, Manor House Close, Merle Gardens, Oban Gardens, Old Vicarage Walk, Raby Cross, Ruddock Square, St Peters Road, The Brow, Village Place, Wickham Gardens

Shannon Emery: Meeting at old Housing Office (Ralph Erskine House)

Thursday: 16th August at 1.00pm. Areas covered are:

Avondale Rise, Brinkburn Square, Brinkburn Street, Brock Square, Brock Street, Dibley Square, Dibley Street, Gordon Road, Gordon Square, Norfolk Square, Priory Green, Priory Place, Raby Crescent, Raby Street, Raby Way, Rabygate, Shipley Place, St Michaels Mount, The Chevron