Ouseburn Focus Team

Gareth Kane, Mike Cookson & Fiona Punchard

Working hard for Ouseburn all year round

Councillor Gareth Kane, Councillor Mike Cookson and Focus Editor Fiona Punchard are the Focus Team for Ouseburn Ward on Newcastle City Council. They work hard throughout the year to address local problems and issues and to ensure that the voices of Ouseburn's residents are heard in the Council Chamber.

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

Gareth and Mike 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. 


Gareth Kane, Mike Cookson and Fiona Punchard

How to Contact the Focus Team

Do you have a problem or issue?

You can contact the Ouseburn Focus Team in the following ways:

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

Call us by phone:

  • Councillor Gareth Kane - 07986 005382
  • Councillor Mike Cookson - 07389 765701

Meet us at our regular surgeries: 2nd Saturday of each month 11am – 12noon at Ouseburn Community Centre, Mowbray Street, NE6 5PA

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Ouseburn Local News

Ouseburn 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 Ouseburn Focus Team. It is formatted to read easily on your computer, smart phone, tablet or other device.

If you would like to receive Ouseburn 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.

The Liberal Democrats may use the information you provide, including your political opinions, to further our objectives and share it with our elected representatives. Any data we gather will be used in accordance with our privacy policy: libdems.org.uk/privacy. You can exercise your rights and withdraw your consent to future communications by contacting us: data.protection@libdems.org.uk or: DPO, Lib Dems, 1 Vincent Square, SW1P 2PN.

Ouseburn Liberal Democrats Focus Team - Service & Action All Year Round

Tackling local issues and listening to residents across Ouseburn Ward
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Police and Crime Survey

Have your say on local priorities for policing and community safety

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Climate Emergency Action

Local action is needed to tackle the Climate Emergency

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Improve Local Services Now

Our campaign for better council services across Newcastle

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Gareth Kane at the Ouseburn Community Centre
Campaigning for a better maintenance contract for the lifts in the multi-story flats
Gareth out litter picking

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