Our PlayLab is a finalist in the Lottery People’s Choice

We aim to build a curriculum based play park at the Cedarwood and have reached the finals of the Lottery People's Choice.

Our project will be realized if we can get enough votes - all you have to do is vote for us at

before the deadline of 31st March 2017.

Please support our Kids!

Great News

Great News:

The Trust has finally agreed terms with the Local Authority to purchase the former Avenue Centre as the new base for the Cedarwood Trust.

We are delighted to have completed this transaction and aim to be operational in the Avenue before Christmas. We will keep you updated on this as we progress the work but we can announce that the building will eventually incorporate the following facilities:

  • An Early Years Centre
  • A Nursery
  • A Centre for Older people
  • And a Street Gym.
  • Keep an eye on this site for updates.

October Half Term at Cedarwood

Monday 24th October - 10am - 1pm - Scarecrow Making and Charity Coffee Morning

Wednesday 26th October - 1pm - 3pm - Cinema Club (a suitably Hallowe'en themed film for children)

Friday 28th October - 10am - 1pm - Zombie Jamboree -kids Hallowe'en party, zombie face paints, party games, fancy dress and scarecrow festival winners announced. FREE TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM CEDARWOOD! #meadowwellmagic


On Friday the 28st October 2016 the Cedarwood Trust is running a ‘Scarecrow Competition’ throughout the Estate. Your scarecrow can be anything from the traditional scarecrow in dungarees and checked shirt to a themed scarecrow, the more colourful the better!

How do I enter? It’s simple, just fill in and return the attached application form (so that the judges can find your scarecrow for the judging!) and have your scarecrow assembled by 11:30am on Friday the 28st October 2016– judging will take place early afternoon of the 31st.

Who can enter? Anybody living on the Meadow Well Estate can enter. This competition is not open to Cedarwood Trust employees or any person involved in the running of the competition, or their immediate family members. Entrants under the age of 16 must obtain permission from their parent/guardian before entering.

What are the rules for making my scarecrow?

• Your scarecrow must be made from scratch.
• Your scarecrow must be able to withstand all weather conditions.
• Your scarecrow should be a maximum height of 1.8m.
• Your scarecrow must include an element of plant material.
• You may use props or accessories to enhance your scarecrow.
• Have fun and give your scarecrow a personality!
• Your scarecrow must have a name and a description.
• You must live on the Meadow Well Estate of North Shields.
• You are encouraged to use recycled materials.

The organisation and judging of this competition is controlled by The Cedarwood Trust and the decision of the Judging Panel is final no correspondence will be entered into. At all times we reserve the right, in the event of circumstances arising outside of our control which in our opinion makes it necessary, to cancel or change the competition at any stage.

There will be a pop-up Scarecrow building workshop held at the Cedarwood Trust on Monday 24th October where staff can give tips and support to families wishing to take part in creating their own scarecrow.

How will my scarecrow be judged? A selection panel will judge your entry on Friday the 28st October 2016

What award will I get? Prizes will be made as follows and will be presented at 1pm on Friday 28th October 2016 at the Cedarwood Centre.

• 1st prize - £50 gift voucher
• 2nd Prize - £30 gift voucher
• 3rd Prize - £20 gift voucher

For all queries and entry forms :
Please contact Phil McGrath at the Cedarwood Centre, 43 Avon Avenue, Meadow Well, North Shields. NE29 7QT

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2 weeks ago

Cedarwood Trust

What a week here at the centre.

We welcomed over 150 people to our first ever Cedarwood Panto with our friends at Blowin a Hooley and supported by the Stop Loan Sharks Team. We were delighted to be joined by the fantastic Jimmy Nail who came to view our performance this afternoon.

We have also had our AGM and annual Christmas light switch on which was heavily attended. Stalls, raffle and the big switch on by Kim Tserkezie.

We also say goodbye to our CEO Phil McGrath who leaves for pastures new. Phil has become well know for his passion to promoting a better world on the estate. Through his passion, kind heart, his dedication and his ability to overcome barriers has lead to some amazing work on the estate. We wish him the very best in his new role and thank you for all your hard work.

We welcome Wayne, our incoming CEO who joins the team in January and can’t wait to get started continuing the hard work the trust are dedicated in providing.
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