Parklands Focus Team

Pauline Allen, Robin Ashby & Christine Morrissey

Working hard for Parklands all year round

Pauline Allen, Robin Ashby and Christine Morrissey are the elected councillors for Parklands Ward on Newcastle City Council. They work hard throughout the year to address local problems and issues and to ensure that the voices of Parklands' residents are heard in the Council Chamber.

Parklands Ward covers the north of Gosforth, either side of the Great North Road, from the Metro line to the A1, including North Gosforth Park, Melton Park, Brunton Park, Melbury and Warkworth Woods, Grange and Grange Park, Fencer Hill Park, Greystoke Park, Whitebridge Park, Halls Estate and Garden Village. 

The Focus Team has been serving this area since the mid-1970s, when John (now Lord) Shipley was first elected to the City Council. The Team has an unbroken record of listening to local people and keeping in touch through regular Focus newsletters ever since. 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.

Pauline, Robin and Christine 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. 


Pauline Allen, Robin Ashby, Christine Morrissey & Aidan King (parliamentary candidate for Newcastle North)

How to Contact the Focus Team

Do you have a problem or issue?

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

Email us at: or just click on the button below

Call us by phone:

  • Councillor Pauline Allen - 0191 263 5947
  • Councillor Robin Ashby - 07947 114820
  • Councillor Christine Morrissey - 0191 243 1426 & 07726 594928

Meet us at our regular surgeries: 1st Saturday of the month 10 am - 12 noon at Street Stall on Gosforth High Street (outside Boots)

Follow us on Twitter or Facebook

Parklands Local News

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

If you would like to receive Parklands 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: You can exercise your rights and withdraw your consent to future communications by contacting us: or: DPO, Lib Dems, 1 Vincent Square, SW1P 2PN.

Parklands Liberal Democrats Focus Team - Over 45 Years of Service & Action

Tackling local issues and listening to residents across Parklands Ward
Rain or shine - the work goes on
Christine "pops up" at Brunton Park
Litter picking in Broadway East
Christine litter picking with David Down
Pauline at the High Street air quality monitor
Pop up surgery at North Gosforth Park
A busy pop up surgery on Melbury
Saturday morning rain does not put off the Focus Team - with Pauline and Robin joined by new team member, Marley
Christine joins Pauline and Robin at the Brunton Park Pop Up Surgery at Brunton Park Shops after finishing at the High Street stall.
Rain or Shine - the Team back at Grange Shops

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