Environment & Wellbeing

The  St. Peter's neighbourhood sits on the banks of the River Tyne, and enjoys an open riverside location.  Ours is a unique riverside neighbourhood that includes a marina, houses and apartments, business premises, broad and pedestrianised quays and walkways, mature trees and shrubs, and landscaped public areas. All minutes away from Baltic Quays and Newcastle city centre.

Running through the neighbourhood is Hadrian’s Way.  This is a national coast-to-coast footpath and cycle route.  It connects St. Peter's with Newcastle Quayside on the west side of the neighbourhood, and Riverside Park on the immediate east side of St. Peter's,  from where it leads directly towards the Coast.

Every year, Hadrian's Way brings tens of thousands of visitors from across the North East, the rest of country and the world through St. Peter's. In the summertime, walkers and cyclists are seen hourly being photographed in front of the neighbourhood volunteer-restored Fish with Two Heads sculpture.  

In recent years, neighbourhood volunteer residents and friends have enjoyed working together in improving and maintaining the St. Peter’s environment.  In working together, they have enjoyed planting and improving the green environment, restoring signage, benches and a public statue, as well as regular litter-picking parties around the neighbourhood.

St. Peter's volunteers also work with other volunteers from Jesmond and Heaton, and each month give a morning voluntarily to work in St. Peter's Riverside Park.

In December for the St. Peter's Christmas Appeal, the Association, Precept and Newcastle East Foodbank worked together to make it easier to make Newcastle East Food Bank donations by people who live and work in the neighbourhood. Over two days, many hundreds of food items were collected as donations for the Foodbank at the Precept office, and then delivered to the Food Bank  in time for Christmas to help Newcastle East families and people.

 

Get Involved

If you would like to volunteer and join one of the volunteer working groups, or would like to start a new activity group, or if you wish to make a financial donation or a gift to help the Association's work, then please contact:

secretary@stpetersnewcastle.co.uk

St. Peter's Friday Gardening Group

Why not join the weekly group of volunteers and get to know each other by working together to make St. Peter's neighbourhood look as good as it does.

Fridays 9am - 12 noon (weather allowing) - contact secretary@stpetersnewcastle.co.uk