What do you want to do?


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There is much to explore right on your doorstep! We are lucky to have vibrant high streets across Newcastle – from Chillingham Road to West Road – offering a wealth of retail choice and community-focused services. Unfortunately, as we look ahead to the phased reopening of our high streets, we know the businesses we love and rely on face a challenging time.

Our retailers, cafes, bars and services can be proud of the innovation they have shown since the pandemic began, making use of outdoor spaces and improving online and local delivery services, but what does the future hold?

NewcastleGateshead Initiative is leading a project with Newcastle City Council, NICA and other partners to understand what local people want from their high streets and will be delivering workshops and webinars for local businesses so they can find out about this research and other initiatives designed to help our high streets recover and grow.

Businesses and residents can find us on Facebook and Twitter and by following our social media channels, you will keep up to date with the project as it develops, see tips on how to support local businesses and nominate your high street heroes. We’re also inviting you to play a part in informing how our high streets develop by taking part in our research project.