Fawdon & West Gosforth Focus Team

Peter Lovatt, Rob Austin & John Hall

Working hard for Fawdon & West Gosforth all year round

Rob Austin and John Hall, have joined Peter Lovatt as the newly elected councillors for Fawdon & West Gosforth Ward on Newcastle City Council. They replace long-serving councillors, the later Breanda Hindmarsh and Nick Cott. Peter, Rob and John will continue to work hard throughout the year to address local problems and issues and to ensure that the voices of Fawdon & West Gosforth's residents are heard in the Council Chamber.

The Focus Team have a long unbroken record of listening to local people and keeping in touch through regular Focus newsletters. In addition, the Team also use this web page, eFocus and social media to keep local people informed about what is happening across the ward.

Peter, Rob and John are also part of the 23 strong Liberal Democrats Official Opposition Group on Newcastle City Council, holding the current Labour administration to account and pressing for change to improve our area and the wider city. 


Peter, Rob & John at Civic Centre
Concerned lady looking at a letter

How to Contact the Focus Team

Do you have a problem or issue?

You can contact the Fawdon & West Gosforth Focus Team in the following ways:

Email us at: fwg@ncl-libdems.org.uk or just click on the button below

Call us by phone:

  • Councillor Peter Lovatt - 07875 197 586
  • Councillor Rob Austin - 
  • Councillor John Hall - 

Meet us at our regular surgeries: 1st Saturday of each month 10am – 11am at Street Stall on Gosforth High Street (outside Boots) and 11.15am – 12.15pm Gosforth Civic Theatre, Regent Farm Road, Gosforth (Informal surgery in the Café area); 2nd Tuesday of each month 5.30pm – 6.30pm St Mary’s Church, Mapledene Road, Fawdon; and Last Saturday of each month 10.30am – 11.30am at Coxlodge Methodist Church, 278 Kenton Road, Coxlodge.

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Fawdon & West Gosforth Local News

Fawdon & West Gosforth eFocus - More News - More Quickly

Many residents tell us how much they appreciate receiving a copy of the local FOCUS newsletter through their letterbox - with local news and campaign updates from the Liberal Democrats.

If you would like to receive more frequent updates on issues and stories affecting your local neighbourhood then eFocus is for you - a regular email newsletter sent direct to your email inbox from the Fawdon & West Gosforth Focus Team. It is formatted to read easily on your computer, smart phone, tablet or other device.

If you would like to receive Fawdon & West Gosforth eFocus then sign up below.

Sign up to receive regular local eFocus newsletters

Would you like to receive regular updates on stories affecting your neighbourhood? We can send our local eFocus newsletter direct to your email inbox - so you can read it on your computer, smart phone or tablet.

We will keep you up to date by email.

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Fawdon & West Gosforth Liberal Democrats Focus Team - Service & Action All Year Round

Tackling local issues and listening to residents across Fawdon & West Gosforth Ward
Peter, Rob and John in front of The Trap

Demolish The Trap

Our campaign to demolish the former pub on Kenton Road

Police car 2

Police and Crime Survey

Have your say on local priorities for policing and community safety

Petition form outside Boots - Kenton

Save Boots in Kenton

Petition to Save Boots the Chemist in Kenton

Picture of wheelie bins

Climate Emergency Action

Local action is needed to tackle the Climate Emergency

Picture of bin wagon

Improve Local Services Now

Our campaign for better council services across Newcastle

Nick and Peter visited the Council Depot recently to better understand how council operations are managed
Peter inspects the new parking bay markings at Fawdon shops - which make the disabled bays clearer and easier to use
Nick and Brenda congratulate Peter after his re-election as a councillor on Thursday 4 May
Inspecting the footpath between Espley Court and Kingston Park Road, cleared of undergrowth by the Council after it was reported by Peter
Peter Lovatt (centre) with fellow Lib Dem councillors Christine Morrissey (Parklands) and Tom Woodwark (Gosforth) discussing High Street plans
Peter Lovatt, Nick Cott and former Fawdon councillor, David Faulkner, are joined by local residents on a litter pick

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