Fawdon is a electoral ward of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. It is close to the A1 western bypass. The population of the ward is 10,475, 4% of the total population of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Car ownership in the area is 48% this is lower than the city average of 54.7%.

It is situated about convert|3.5|mi|km north-by-west from Newcastle City Centre and is at the site of three colliery villages which were known as High Fawdon, Fawdon Square, and Low Fawdon.

It is the site of a Nestle Rowntree factory on Rowan Drive, which opened in 1958, employs 600 workers and produces 40,000 tonnes of chocolate a year. It is Nestle's second largest factory after York. The site makes Blue Riband, Breakaway (since 1970), Caramac (since 1959), Fruit pastilles, Rolo, and Yorkie biscuits. The Munchies brand moved there in 2006, from York.

There is a Metro station, the Fawdon Park shopping centre is also next to the Metro station. The local church is St Mary the Virgin.

Fawdon also has a community centre on Fawdon Park Road. The local football team is based there, Fawdon FC. Fawdon FC play in the NABC leagues in different age groups.


The Fawdon ward has two schools, Regent Farm First School and North Fawdon Primary School.


Fawdon Library has computers with free internet access. North Kenton park, the home of Kenton sports centre, is in this ward and covers 42,500 square metres. Fawdon Park is also in the ward.

Ward boundaries

The boundary of Fawdon ward begins at the footbridge over the Ouseburn and it continues along the Ouseburn to the A1. The boundary heads southwest to Hazeldene Avenue where it turns and carries on east into Quentin Avenue. At the bowling green the boundary heads south to Kirkwood Drive and turns south at the east of Mountfield Primary School. It turns eastward between Kirkwood Drive and Mountfield Gardens and runs along the southern edge of the allotment gardens. At Kenton Road the boundary runs north and then east onto Souter Road. It then continues to the south of Lambert Square and on to the back of Wall Close onto Wall Street. From Wall Street it heads northwest along Jubilee Road to the Wansbeck Road roundabout. It runs north of Wansbeck Road South past Regent Farm First School and Wansbeck Park Metro onto Wansbeck Road North to the Kingston Park Road roundabout. Then the boundary runs north along the properties to the rear of Farne Avenue and Acomb Crescent back to the Ouseburn footbridge.


External links

* [http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/libraries1.nsf/0/c0b6ee607bb7059380256c13003b99b0?OpenDocument The library]
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/north_yorkshire/4766352.stm Job cuts of 41 in March 2006]
* [http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/core.nsf/a/wardinfofawdon Newcastle Council Ward Info: Fawdon]
* [http://www.newcastle.gov.uk/core.nsf/a/infofawdon Newcastle Council census 2001 Fawdon]

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