We are always happy to promote partners and community activity and events in line with our vision. Please contact us if there is something you would like us to promote

Heritage Centre Consultation Event

Come along to see the winning design concept for the proposed heritage centre and the draft planning application. The event is from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm on Saturday 11th June 2016 at Winlaton Mill Village Hall, May Avenue, Winlaton Mill, NE21 6SF. Refreshments will be available.

Tender for LOI Community Archaeology Project

On behalf of the Land of Oak & Iron Landscape Partnership, Groundwork NE & Cumbria is inviting proposals to deliver a Community Archaeology Project in the Land of Oak & Iron over the next 2-3 years. Click here for a brief detailing what is required from this project. We invite you to submit a proposal,… Read more

Vacancies on The Land of Oak & Iron Landscape Partnership Executive Board

The Land of Oak & Iron Landscape Partnership is recruiting two new members to join the Executive Board, which is responsible for the strategic direction, governance and legacy of the Partnership. There are two roles to be filled, one for someone from the local community and a second for a representative from the private sector…. Read more

Donation received from Gateshead Wildlife Group

Last week Interim Partnership Manager Lisa Stephenson gave an informative talk to Gateshead Wildlife Group, about the Land of Oak & Iron (LOI) programme and projects within it. Also present was Kath Marshall-Ivens, the recently appointed Community Engagement Officer for LOI, who was listening and learning, as she will be delivering similar presentations in the… Read more

Heritage Centre Design Proposals

An Exhibition of creative designs for the potential Land of Oak & Iron Heritage Centre was held on 19th March at Winlaton Mill Village Hall. The designs have been developed by architecture students at Northumbria University. Please contribute your comments/ideas by completing the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/LOIHeritageCentre or contact Lisa Stephenson via email lisa.stephenson@groundwork.org.uk Exhibited designs by… Read more

Out and About – talks on the projects within LOI

Interim Partnership Manager Lisa Stephenson was out and about last week in the Land of Oak & Iron. The RSBD and Blaydon, Whickham and Ryton Rotary Club invited her to give presentations on the LOI projects. We are currently in the initial and very exciting phase of setting up projects, building our database of volunteers,… Read more

Trickery & Triumph at Gibside

A new art installation at Gibside by Imogen Cloët. Excerpt from National Trust website: Pineapples are not the first thing that comes to mind when talking about Gibside however, this new evocative art installation might make you think otherwise… From Friday 5 February, you can come and see the wonderful large golden pineapple, a nod… Read more

Land of Oak & Iron Heritage Centre Survey

Groundwork NE & Cumbria in partnership with Gateshead Council are conducting a survey about the potential to develop a new Land of Oak & Iron Heritage Centre. This survey is your chance to tell us what you would like the centre to be. Your input would be much appreciated. Click the link below to start… Read more


There are no new vacancies. We have advertised for the four new opportunities available working for the Land of Oak & Iron Landscape Partnership: Partnership Manager Access & Woodland Officer Administration & Finance Officer – Part Time Community Engagement Officer The closing date for these roles was: Monday 18 January – noon.

Land of Oak & Iron in the News

As you know, towards the end of 2015 the Land of Oak & Iron, Landscape Partnership Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) bid was awarded! Hopefully you saw some of the great press coverage just before Christmas, if not please see the links below. Made in Tyne & Wear TV – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guIldjveYlc NE Connected – http://neconnected.co.uk/major-north-east-project-secures-2-2-million-lottery-grant/ Durham… Read more