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The Council has always been fiercely ambitious for the people of Gateshead, helping it to be a great place to live, work and visit.
Years of cuts in government funding means we can no longer do everything we did in the past, but that does not mean we’ve lost our ambition - we care more than ever.
Every day we hear that people in Gateshead are not coping or are in need. We have too many people out of work, living in poverty and living shorter lives. It’s just not right, this unfairness can’t continue.
Big change is needed and fast. A radical rethink is needed about the way we work as a council, the way we spend the money, the way we work with partners, businesses and the local people in our communities.
We want everyone in Gateshead to be involved in this transformation. We have set out our pledges, do you support them? Please tell us what matters most to you and what you think you can do to make Gateshead a place where everyone thrives.
Councillor Martin Gannon, Leader of Gateshead Council, explains the challenges facing the Council and how people in Gateshead can help us to plan for the future.
View our pledges