Jesmond Community Forum

The forum provides an opportunity for groups to work together, offer mutual support, swap information, and monitor progress on issues of common interest. Issues discussed at bi-monthly open meetings have included

  • Obtaining publicity for events and activities;
  • Community Notice Boards;
  • Funding;
  • Meeting Rooms;
  • Organising meetings and events;
  • Liaison with the Council.

Since 2005 the forum has coordinated annual Jesmond Community Festivals, drawing together a huge variety of events organised by member organisations into a single festival programme. Up to and including 2019, each festival has been more successful than its predecessor. Even during the pandemic, in 2020 and 2021, it was possible to hold a number of “live” and online festival events, before the festival became a bit more “normal” in 2022.

Member organisations include most of the schools and churches in Jesmond, residents’ associations, choirs and music groups, sports organisations, and groups promoting the interests of young people and the elderly.

We would welcome further member organisations. For more information, see the Jesmond Community Forum website,  email or write to

Jesmond Community Forum, c/o Jesmond Library, St George’s Terrace, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 2DQ