Leam Lane Estate

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Leam Lane Estate
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Leam Lane Estate
Location within Tyne and Wear
Population8,327 (2011 Census data for Wardley and Leam Lane)
OS grid reference NZ 2964 6041
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Historic county
  • County Durham
Post town GATESHEAD
Postcode district NE9 & NE10
Dialling code 0191
Police Northumbria
Fire Tyne and Wear
Ambulance North East
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Tyne and Wear
54°56′N1°32′W / 54.94°N 1.54°W / 54.94; -1.54 Coordinates: 54°56′N1°32′W / 54.94°N 1.54°W / 54.94; -1.54

Leam Lane Estate is a housing estate in Gateshead, built in the 1950s and early 60's. Originally made up solely of council-built accommodation and housing association houses. Most of the properties are now privately owned. The estate is located around 4 miles (6.4 km) from Newcastle upon Tyne, 10.5 miles (16.9 km) from Sunderland, and 15.5 miles (24.9 km) from Durham. In 2011, Census data for the Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council ward of Wardley and Leam Lane recorded a total population of 8,327. [1]

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The estate's main shopping area, Fewster Square, provides a number of amenities, including independent shops, two supermarkets, post office, and medical centre. The nearby Oliver Henderson Park includes a play area, lake, skateboard park and a bowling green, as well as a large grass football pitch. [2]

Leam Lane Estate is bordered by Heworth, Whitehills Estate, Springwell Estate, Wardley and Windy Nook. Most of the estate is in the NE10 postcode, with NE9 covering the upper side of Leam Lane, at the border with Springwell.

Demography

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The Bugle public house

According to the 2011 Census, the Wardley and Leam Lane ward has a population of 8,327. 51.2% of the population are female, slightly above the national average, while 48.8% are male. Only 2.5% of the population were from a black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) group, as opposed to 14.6% of the national population. [3]

Data from the 2011 Census found that the average life expectancy in Wardley and Leam Lane is 79.9 years for men, and 81.9 years for women. These statistics compare fairly favorably, when compared to the average life expectancy in the North East of England, of 77.4 and 81.4 years, respectively. [4]

Car ownership is higher than the average in the Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead (63.5%), but lower than the national average of 74.2% – with 67.8% of households in the Wardley and Leam Lane ward owning at least one car. [3]

Demography (data from 2011 Census)
Demographic% of population
Leam Lane [3]
% of population
Gateshead [5]
% of population
England [6]
Total population8,327200,21453,012,456
Male48.8%48.9%49.2%
Female51.2%51.1%50.8%
BAME 2.5%3.7%14.6%
Age 65+17.5%17.6%16.4%

Education

Leam Lane Estate is served by four primary schools: Colegate Community Primary School [7] and St. Augustine's Catholic Primary School [8] – both of which were rated "good" by Ofsted. Also, Lingey House Primary School [9] and Roman Road Primary School [10] – both of which were rated "outstanding". Nearby primary schools also include The Drive Community Primary School in Heworth, St. Alban's Catholic Primary School in Pelaw, and Wardley Primary School and White Mere Community Primary School in Wardley.

In terms of secondary education, Leam Lane Estate is located within the catchment area for Heworth Grange School. [11] An inspection carried out by Ofsted in January 2017 deemed the school to be "inadequate". [12] [13] [14] Students from the area also attend the nearby Cardinal Hume Catholic School in Wrekenton, rated "outstanding" by Ofsted in January 2014, [15] as well as St. Joseph's Catholic Academy in Hebburn, which was rated "requires improvement" by Ofsted in January 2019. [16] [17]

Governance

Wardley and Leam Lane is a local council ward in the Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead. This ward covers an area of around 1.6 square miles (4.1 km2), and has a population of 8,327. [18] As of April 2020, the ward is served by three councillors: Anne Wheeler, Linda Green and Stuart Green. [19] Leam Lane Estate is located within the parliamentary constituencies of Gateshead. As of April 2020, the constituency is served by MP Ian Mearns. [20]

Gateshead Council Local Elections 2019:
Wardley and Leam Lane [21]
CandidatePolitical partyNo. of
votes
% of
votes
John Stuart Green  Labour  1,03453.9%
Alan Robert Craig  UKIP  43122.5%
Susan Walker  Liberal Democrats  26213.7%
John Robert McNeil  Conservative  1909.9%

Transport

Air

The nearest airport to Leam Lane Estate is Newcastle International Airport, which is located around 11.5 miles (18.5 km) away by road. Teesside International Airport and Carlisle Lake District Airport are located around 34.5 and 60 miles (55.5 and 96.6 km) away by road, respectively.

Bus

Leam Lane Estate is served by Go North East's local bus services, with frequent routes serving Gateshead and Newcastle upon Tyne.

Rail

The nearest Tyne and Wear Metro stations are located at Pelaw and Heworth. The Tyne and Wear Metro provides a regular service to Newcastle, with trains running up to every 6 minutes (7–8 minutes during the evening and Sunday) between Pelaw and South Gosforth, increasing to up to every 3 minutes at peak times. [22] [23] Heworth is the nearest rail station, with Northern Trains providing an hourly service along the Durham Coast Line. [24]

Road

Leam Lane Estate is located near to the A184 – a busy route linking South Tyneside with Gateshead and Newcastle upon Tyne. By road, Gateshead can be reached in around 10 minutes, Newcastle in 15 minutes, and Newcastle International Airport in 30 minutes.

People from Leam Lane Estate

In the media

The world's first online home shopping took place in the area, when resident, Jane Snowball, bought an item from a local Tesco supermarket in May 1984, by using her television set and remote control. The scheme had been developed by Newcastle University lecturer, Ross Davies, in conjunction with Rediffusion. [25]

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Wrekenton Human settlement in England

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