Developers to submit second planning application

We understand that Hadrian Property Investments are preparing to submit a new application for the Police Station site. A report appeared in the Chronicle on 7 July 2020 saying that plans have been revised, and are set to be presented to planners in two separate applications.

The plans appear to still involve a drive-through Burger King, residential accommodation and retail outlets.

We are not clear how far the plans have progressed but they are not yet available on the council’s planning portal.

Read the article in full: Developers revive plans for Burger King drive-thru at former West End police station

We are disappointed that the developers haven’t made any attempt to speak to local residents or address their concerns about the proposals.

Stop the Droppa

24 Bags of Rubbish Collected

We had a strong turnout for the regular blitz on the disgraceful state of the streets around our bit of the west-end.

The former West End Police Station surroundings definitely needed some TLC to smarten it up and greet passengers getting off the bus with our best, clean face!

The large group of local residents cut back overhanging foliage, swept up fallen leaves and picked up discarded food containers and wrappers, packages, plastic bottles, beer cans, glass bottles and bus tickets.

It was also a good opportunity to raise the profile of the campaign and get more signatures. Talking to pedestrians about our hopes for the site and the area helped spread the word and still a surprising number were not aware . Passing cars tooted their appreciation and a good number of people shared their support for a bit of community good spirit.

This action is part of a wider community effort to raise the quality of life in the area by taking responsibility and educating by example. The presence of a fast food outlet in this community will massively increase an already massive problem – with limited support from the council – it is likely to become much worse.

Great community atmosphere – we got a lot done.

Stop the dropper

Join us for a litter pick to keep our community tidy.

1:30pm – 2:30pm Saturday 2 November 2019

  • Meet outside the old West End Police Station (opposite the General Hospital site).
  • Wear old clothes and waterproofs.
  • We’ll provide litter picking sticks, gloves and bags.
  • Or… come along to leaflet and collect petition signatures.

Public Meeting Update

The Church of the Venerable Bede

Saturday 5th October 2pm – 4pm

 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 8AQ

The west end residents association are hosting a public meeting to discuss the proposal and where the campaign is.   It will be an opportunity to hear what has been done so far and what still needs to happen, and strategies for various possible outcomes.     Speakers from the council will share their views on the matter and there will be an opportunity to ask questions as to what you can do to help further.


A speaker from similar protest will also be presenting their experience when it happened to them and how they defeated the might of Macdonalds.

Update :

02/10/2019 Agenda Released !!

2pm: Welcome, introductions, apologies
Why this public meeting matters

2.10: Chi Onwurah (MP)
2.30: Steph Downey (MacDonald Campaign)
2.50: Questions and Comments to speakers
3.00: Cllr Nigel Todd (Arthur’s Hill)
Taymar Pitman (Green Candidate)
Cllr Rebecca Shatwell (Wingrove)
3.15: Other speakers and Open discussion
3.45: Next steps
4.00: Close.