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Community Area Forums (CAFs)

South Tyneside Council has 5 area meetings which it calls its Community Area Forums (CAFs). The Forum areas are:

  • Hebburn
  • Jarrow and Boldon
  • West Shields, Cleadon and East Boldon
  • Riverside
  • East Shields and Whitburn

Each of the CAFs covers a particular area of the Borough, made up of the electoral wards that lie within its boundaries.

The role of the CAFs is to discuss matters important to local people to provide a proactive service within local areas. As a result, Housing and Area Management teams mirror the CAF areas, allowing South Tyneside Council and South Tyneside Homes to focus on the issues that matter most to people such as clean streets, fly-tipping, dog-fouling and anti-social behaviour, along with all tenancy related issues.

CAFs give you the chance to come along to a venue in your area and meet with housing, local councillors and other people who have an influence on what happens in your community. You can find out more about what is happening in your area and what will affect you.

Members of the public are actively encouraged to attend CAF meetings which are held roughly every 6 weeks. To find out more or get details of when the next CAF meeting is in your area, please see South Tyneside Council: Community Area Forums.

Alternatively, please contact 0300 123 6633 and speak to your local Neighbourhood Officer.