Blakelaw Centre and Library was opened by Newcastle City Council in 2002, in 2016 the library and community centre were under threat due to budget pressures within the City Council and the charity was formed with a view to saving the building and community provision.


We hope you’ll enjoy the community facilities here, including Castle Nurseries at Montagu, Barnardos, Children North East, Sporting Change and Projects4Change.


Fawdon was built in 2002 with support from Newcastle City Council and the North West Partnership (SRB Programme) as a replacement for the very ageing community centre.