About the NTSP

Who we are and what we do

The North Tyneside Strategic Partnership (NTSP) brings together different organisations and groups to work together to improve quality of life for people living and working in North Tyneside.

We want North Tyneside to be a place where everyone:

  • has the chance to improve their lives
  • can contribute to building strong and inclusive communities where people want to live and work

We aim to improve the quality of life for people living in our most deprived communities by:

  • improving their health
  • improving their learning and work opportunities
  • improving the environment
  • reducing crime

Working in partnership we:

  • join up services for residents and make them better co-ordinated
  • work together on issues in a more effective way


Our partners include:

  • North Tyneside Council
  • Public Health
  • North Tyneside Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Northumbria Police
  • Tyne & Wear Fire and Rescue Service
  • Community and voluntary groups
  • Learning organisations
  • Jobcentre Plus
  • The private sector

Theme partnerships

Our theme partnerships are:

Each theme partnership:

  • is made up of representatives from relevant groups and agencies in North Tyneside
  • provides experience, expertise and local knowledge
  • has its own co-ordinator
  • meets regularly, develops action plans and sets out objectives and solutions

These are closely linked to the Our North Tyneside Plan.

Partnership Executive

The Executive are senior representatives from:

  • key public sector organisations
  • theme partnerships
  • the private sector
  • community and voluntary agencies

The Executive:

  • manages the partnership
  • oversees work towards achieving the Our North Tyneside Plan
  • makes decisions on strategy
  • ensures the work of the different theme partnerships is co-ordinated

Executive members:

  • Chair - Norma Redfearn Elected Mayor, North Tyneside Council
  • Deputy Chair - Bill McGawley, North East Chamber of Commerce
  • Paul Hanson, Chief Executive, North Tyneside Council
  • Philip Trenbirth, Jobcentre Plus
  • Audrey Kingham, Tyne Metropolitan College
  • Ian McKee, Chair of Green North Tyneside Partnership (North Tyneside Coalition of Disabled People)
  • Mary Coyle, Deputy Lay Chair, NHS North Tyneside Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Jacqui Old, Chair, CYPL Partnership
  • Andrew Huddleston, Northumbria Police
  • Lisa Goodwin, Chief Executive, Voluntary Organisations Development Agency (VODA)
  • Peter Iveson, North Tyneside District Manager, Tyne & Wear Fire and Rescue Service
  • Cllr Carole Burdis, Chair of Safer North Tyneside Partnership
  • Cllr Margaret Hall, Chair of Health & Wellbeing Board
  • Pauline Wonders, Chief Officer Forum Representative
  • David Bavaird, Private Sector Representative