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Following a successful Founding Partners Assembly in December 2015, Tyne & Wear Citizens are currently building a broad alliance of civil society members across Newcastle, Durham and Sunderland. Tyne & Wear Citizens will embark on an ambitous plan to train community leaders across these three cities, that will then carry out a listening campaign over the spring and summer of 2017, prioritising our issues at their delegates assembly scheduled for 20th September 2017. The founding assembly of Tyne and Wear Citizens will be on 7th November 2017.

Our Tyne and Wear Citizens Organiser is Sara Bryson. Contact her at sara.bryson@citizensuk.org


What does fair work look like? The start of a new local campaign.

Read this blog to find out why we're launching a listening campaign on 'fair work' and how you can join to share your experiences of poor conditions at work. 

Blog by Gayle Purves, Citizens leader from Citizens Advice Newcastle

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Upcoming actions: October-December 2018

Leaders from across our Chapter have been working hard to plan an exciting range of actions to build our power around our priority issues. Click here to learn more about what's coming next and be sure to make a note of these dates and times in your diaries!

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Welcome to our new Sunderland Organiser

Welcome to our new Associate Organiser for Sunderland, Claire Rodgerson, from everyone at Tyne and Wear Citizens. Click here to read more about her background and plans for the future.

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Citizens reject hatred with human chain around mosque

Citizens UK chapters once again mobilised in the face of vile vitriol aimed at Muslim communities across Britain by forming a human chain around mosques in response to so-called 'punish a Muslim day'.

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Tyne and Wear Citizens Founding assembly attended by 1,000 people

The November founding assembly of Tyne and Wear Citizens was a huge success and we'd like to thank all of our founding partners for making it such a special event.  Nearly 1,000 people from across the region came together to negotiate with political, business and public sector decision-makers on how we can tackle issues affecting our communities ranging from mental health, poverty and hate crime. Watch the video created to open the assembly:

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Tyne and Wear Citizens Launch Assembly on November 7

On Tuesday 7th November 2017 at 6pm communities from across Tyne & Wear will come together to launch Tyne & Wear Citizens. This diverse alliance of faith communities, residents groups, schools, colleges, universities, and charities has been built to take action for the common good of the region.

Over the last nine months we have used Community Organising to listen, build relationships, identify injustices facing our people and launch campaigns to tackle some of our regions problems.

Our Launch Assembly is an opportunity to celebrate this work, seek public commitments from decision makers and encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to play their part in making Tyne & Wear a better place for us all. At this historic event we will commit to peace, participation and reweaving the fabric of civil society.

Amidst celebration, powerful stories and pledges of hard work, the foundations will be laid for a new wave of action for social justice.

Doors Open at 17.30pm. Please take your seats by 17.45pm

For further information of any queries contact Sara Bryson, Community Organiser, sara.bryson@citizensuk.org

Details and tickets here: 



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Tyne & Wear Citizens Annual Meeting

Tyne & Wear Citizens warmly invite you to our Annual Meeting

Date: Wednesday 7th December
Time: 6.30-8.30pm (to be seated by 6.15pm)
Venue: St John’s Church, Church Hall, bottom of Grainger Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 5JG

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Tyne & Wear Assembly


The first Tyne & Wear Citizens Assembly was held at the Miners Institute, Newcastle Upon Tyne on Tuesday 8th December 2015.

Tyne & Wear Citizens is part of Citizens UK who organises communities to act together for power, social justice and the common Good. Their work is based on the principle that when people work together they have the power to change their neighbourhood, their cities, and ultimately the country for the better.

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