The Friends of Chase Park are a constituted community group which aims to promote and protect the wellbeing and enjoyment of the park for the benefit of the local community. It was set-up over two years ago by people who live and work in Gateshead and are motivated to keep the park in Whickham as a place where the young and old can enjoy fresh air, exercise and participate in recreational activities in a safe and pleasant environment.
With the help of Gateshead Council the Friends have carried out extensive consultation with the community to understand the needs and wishes of the park users and those of the wider community. As part of this study Southerngreen Chartered Landscape Architects consulted local primary schools, councillors and the wider community. Their findings were displayed at the Whickham May Fair held in Chase Park eliciting much interest and enthusiasm from the local community. We would be delighted to welcome new members into the Friends group, the more people who are involved the better it will be for the whole community.
Friends of Chase Park are forging ahead with Gateshead Council and the Heritage Lottery to develop the park, for the local community.
If you wish to see our latest plans go to the News link, also give your views by filling in the attached questionnaire.