Two Websites

This website is being kept open alongside the new Blogspot so that people have a chance to see the various comments and facilities that I discover as I find my way through the maze of how to operate these sites.

I am Jim Mackenzie. secretary of the Friends of High Heaton Library.
At the moment the Chair of the Friends is Lewis Moncrieff, Cynthia Campbell is the Treasurer of the Friends,Angela Mackenzie is the Vice Chairperson of the group.

The Blogspot is be found at


1. The Fun Day originally planned for Saturday. September 7th has been rescheduled to SATURDAY 21st SEPTEMBER from 2pm until 5pm. It will take place in front of the Library and at the adjacent Woodlands Centre

We need volunteers to help set up tables etc. in the morning and to help to clear up at the end. We also need people to be on hand during the event, such as with the children’s activities and serving teas and to assist with publicity. Tables are available to hire at £5 each for selling items. We are also hoping for donations ourselves for a cake stall, book stall. plant stall and tombola and raffles. Contributions would also be welcome for the afternoon teas which will be served at Woodlands

Please get in touch with us as soon as possible if you can offer your service for FUN DAY. We recognise that some people are at work on Friday meeting times and so please use the contacts below to offer or confirm your help

There will be a meeting for Fun Day volunteers at the Library on Friday,6th September at 10.30 to plan and structure the various efforts
and on Friday, 20th September at the Library, also at 10.30, to confirm arrangements on the day before we set up stalls the following morning for the FUN DAY. Let us make this a success for the whole community.

2. Opening Hours
Negotiations about future opening hours and days are still in the early stages We will keep you informed about any definite progress and send you e-mail notification about dates of full meetings of FOHHL
Contact Fun Day Organiser : Doreen Huddart or 0191-2401084
Contact Friends of High Heaton Library
Angela or Jim Mackenzie 2815631

News from the Community Just Come In

Sarah Pelham 4G Outreach Co-ordinator North Tyneside VODA The Shiremoor Centre Earsdon Road Shiremoor NE27 0HJ Telephone (0191) 643632 Fax (0191) 643 2627
If you watch Freeview, please read on…

This year will see the arrival of new 4G mobile services across the UK. These services may cause problems with your TV reception, leading to loss of sound, blocky images or loss of Freeview channels.

at800 is the organisation created to make sure viewers can still watch Freeview when 4G mobile services are launched. VODA is working with at800 to ensure those living in Newcastle are supported and can continue to watch Freeview.

Can this be fixed?

Yes! Before 4G is switched on in your area, at800 will write to you if you might be affected. You may also receive an at800 filter – free of charge. This connects between your TV aerial and your TV, set-top box or signal booster and should enable you to continue watching Freeview as normal.

You may be able to fit the filter yourself. If not, don’t worry – at800 can help if you’re aged 75 or over, registered disabled, blind or partially sighted or have lived in a care home for 6 months or more. A professional and CRB-checked engineer or volunteer will visit and install the filter for you free of charge. Please contact at800 on 0333 31 31 800 to arrange this if you think you have been affected.

If you are a community and voluntary sector organisation and would like further information about the support available in Newcastle contact Sarah Pelham on (0191) 643 2632 or

You can visit for more information.