People in the region will get a chance to put questions directly to North of Tyne Mayor Jamie Driscoll later this month.
Over a year, the mayor hosts a ‘Question Time’ in each local authority in the North of Tyne, and this month it is Newcastle’s turn.
The session will take place between 6.30pm and 8pm on Thursday 16 March 2023 at the Carnegie Building, Atkinson Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 8XS. There will be British Sign Language interpreters live at the venue.
Jamie Driscoll was elected North of Tyne Mayor in May 2019 on a manifesto which pledged to focus on community wealth building, addressing the climate emergency, setting up community hubs, building affordable housing, and developing meaningful adult education.
Mayor Driscoll said: “I was directly elected by the people of Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland, so it’s important that the people get to speak with me directly.
“You might have a burning question, or you might just be interested in hearing about what I’ve been doing as your mayor.
“Whatever your reasons, reasons, I look forward to you joining me in Newcastle, be it in person or online.”
Anyone wanting to attend the event can book a ticket online and pre-ask a question via Eventbrite. If you have a question for Jamie you can email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
People can also be part of the virtual audience if they would rather tune in from the comfort of their own home.
Mayor’s Question Time will be live streamed onto the mayor’s Facebook page, @NorthofTyneMayor.