Jesmond Community Forum

Jesmond Community Forum was established in 2004 to celebrate, promote and support the work of community, residents’ and voluntary groups in Jesmond.

Wylam Brewery at Night

About Us

The forum provides an opportunity for groups to work together, offer mutual support, swap information, and monitor progress on issues of common interest. Issues discussed at bi-monthly open meetings have included

  • Obtaining publicity for events and activities;
  • Community Notice Boards;
  • Funding;
  • Meeting Rooms;
  • Organising meetings and events;
  • Liaison with the Council.

Since 2005 the forum has coordinated annual Jesmond Community Festivals, drawing together a huge variety of events organised by member organisations into a single festival programme. Up to and including 2019, each festival has been more successful than its predecessor. Even during the pandemic, in 2020 and 2021, it was possible to hold a number of “live” and online festival events.

Member organisations include most of the schools and churches in Jesmond, residents’ associations, choirs and music groups, sports organisations, and groups promoting the interests of young people and the elderly.

We would welcome further member organisations. For more information email forum@jesmond.uk.net or write to

Jesmond Community Forum, c/o Jesmond Library, St George’s Terrace, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 2DQ

Photography Competitions 2021 and 2022

The winner of the 2021 Photographic Competition was Faheem Aslam, with his long exposure shot of Jesmond Dene Waterfall. The runner up was Finn Willingham with “Highbury Halo”. Other entrants whose photos appear in our 2022 Calendar are Michael Wild, Fiona Clarke, Nick Lambert, David Whinham, David Pretswell, B Fitchett and Jill Arthey. Many thanks to all the entrants, and to the judges, who were Bobbie Harding, David Houpt, Catherine Walker and Felicity Mendelson. 

The theme for the 2022 Photographic Competition is “Jubilant Jesmond”. Further information is available in Jesmond Library, or by emailing info@jesmondfestival.org.uk .The closing date won’t be until September 24, but you can start taking photographs now!

Photography Competition 2021 Winner and Runner Up

“Jesmond Dene Waterfall” taken by Faheem Aslam

“Highbury Halo” taken by Finn Willingham

Gallery

A selection of photographs from previous competitions.

Selling Vegetables at Jesmond Food Market, by Jill Arthey

Market Stroll, by David Whinham

Autumn Pathway, by Terry Phillips

The Corner of Benton Bank and Jesmond Dene Road, by Kevin Robson

Looking down on Forsyth Road, by Nick Lambert

St Mary’s Chapel, by Wendy Linsley

Springtime Promise at the Allotment, by Nick Lambert

Isolation, by John Wardle

Autumn at Wylam Brewery, by Nick Lambert

Our Trustees

Chris Clarke

Chris Clarke

Trustee

Dave Cross

Dave Cross

Trustee

Marjorie Dodds

Marjorie Dodds

Trustee

Bobbie Harding

Bobbie Harding

Trustee

David Houpt

David Houpt

Trustee

Felicity Mendelson

Felicity Mendelson

Trustee

Sandra Hind

Sandra Hind

Trustee

Tanya Pretswell

Tanya Pretswell

Trustee

Resources

The attached documents show summaries of the Forum’s Accounts for the 2020 and 2021 calendar years.

Income & Expenditure 2020

Income & Expenditure 2021