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Who are we and what do we do?
Tynemouth Village Association is a civic society whose main aim is to increase awareness of the beauty, history and character of Tynemouth village, the ‘jewel in the crown’ of North Tyneside, and to protect and enhance those features which make it such a special place to live, work and relax..
We aim to bring the village community together which involves-
• raising awareness of Tynemouth’s special character through our newsletter, meetings, social, fun, family and fun activities, civic days and other forms of publicity
• working to enhance all aspects of the village fabric and environment
• encouraging new development sensitive to the Conservation Area
• protecting and improving the quality of life for local residents
• working closely with North Tyneside Council to encourage a high standard of planning control
• preserving and improving public amenities, protecting sites of historical interest, and encouraging trade and tourism.
• Improving the commercial area, especially Front Street
The association is a member of Civic Voice, the national organization for civic societies, and takes part in Civic Days to publicize the work of civic societies both locally and nationally.
Tynemouth is a historically important town at the mouth of the River Tyne. Up until 1974 it was an independent county borough. It has a history spanning from the Iron Age through to the Victorian era. It is an attractive place to live and work, and boasts several important landmarks, such as the castle, priory, Collingwood's Monument and Tynemouth Station. Visitors are attracted from around the world by these historic buildings, and also the beautiful beaches.
Although Tynemouth is a conservation area, it is not immune to change. Proactive management is necessary in order to achieve the goal of preserving, and enhancing, the character and appearance of Tynemouth for residents, businesses and visitors alike.
Tynemouth Management Strategy
Tynemouth Management Strategy is a project initiated by the Elected Mayor, to create a community-led strategy for the conservation area. If adopted it will form a basis for decision making and guidance for the management of the area in the future. The Strategy builds on the Tynemouth Character Statement which was adopted by North Tyneside Council in 2003.
This Strategy, if adopted, will be an important document. We hope as many people as possible will comment on the draft, which is currently out for public consultation. Below is a link to the Consultation Draft. We hope you will take time to look at it, and give us your valued comments.