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Newcastle City Council
Civic Centre
Barras Bridge
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 8PP
0191 278 7878

Newcastle City Council - Living in the area

Newcastle – a great past and an exciting future.

Our great city, once at the forefront of industrial innovation, is now at the forefront of science, learning and culture. We have a deserved reputation for being one of the friendliest and liveliest cities in Europe and one of the most cosmopolitan in the country.


As a place to work it also has a lot to offer with all areas of the region being serviced by one of the most comprehensive public transport networks anywhere in the UK. There has been an enormous amount of investment bringing large numbers of jobs, not least within the service sector of which the Council is the largest employer. Surveys often suggest that people in the north east enjoy a better quality of life than anywhere else in England, not least because of a relatively low cost of living.


Outside of working hours Newcastle has something for everyone’s social taste. The newly restored Grainger Town is second only to Bath for its number of listed buildings. The dynamic Quayside area has some of the city’s quality restaurants and cafes, traditional pubs and contemporary bars, and the city is rich with live music and theatre. Not forgetting sport with Newcastle Falcons, Newcastle United and the Great North Run.


The region has beautiful countryside, a dramatic coast line and friendly people. We’re the regional capital for over two million people across North East England, with significant influence within the region. We’re working towards being a truly competitive city, becoming dynamic and entrepreneurial at the heart of the regional economy.


Newcastle is increasingly a European regional centre of national and international significance.

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