Living in Newcastle
Registering to Vote
Make sure you are registered to vote in Newcastle. Who knows when the next general election will be called... Students are able to register to vote at both their home and term-time addresses. If your home and uni address are in two different local authority areas, you can vote in local elections at both. Your vote matters, don't lose it. You can register to vote here.
Finding a GP
It's very important that you register with a GP practice in Newcastle as soon as possible, if you're coming to live and study here. Once registered your new GP practice can get hold of your medical history as soon as possible, send information to you on relevant health issues, pick up on any ongoing medical problems, and sort out any prescriptions you will need to request. As well as this, and probably most importantly, it will be the place you know to go to when you're ill, and the place they know about you!
Search for GP
Newcastle City Council's Envirocall Service is your single point of contact for the environmental issues and information in Newcastle. Issues covered include:
Refuse collection and bulky rubbish collection, Fly-tipping, Litter and street cleaning, Grafitti, Grass and shrub maintainance, Pest control, Recycling information, Roads and footpath repairs, Street lighting, Noise nuisance, and Gritting and snow clearance
Bins: Collection & Safety
Please only put your bin out the night before the collection and take it back in as soon as possible. There are a number of issues associated with wheelie bins that are permanently left out:
- Thieves may gain access to houses by climbing via wheeled bins;
- They may obstruct access for pedestrians, emergency and other vehicles;
- They may be misused by other residents or tipped over and spilled contents attract vermin;
- They contain materials which can easily be set alight
- They may be stolen or damaged
What is my bin collection date? You can find out your bin collection dates online by entering your house number and postcode through Newcastle City Council Website. Check Your Collection Date
Not enough bins? Need bigger bins? If you do not have a green bin (general household waste), blue bin (for recycle items) or a black glass caddy in your blue bin; if you have six or more people in your household you are entitled to a larger green refuse bin, you can report this to Envirocall.
Know Your Rights: Noise & Anti-social Behaviour
Students are residents too. As a resident you may find yourself in the position where you might have a received a noise or anti-social behaviour complaint, or that you may want to make a complaint about someone else. This guide will help you through what to do and how the University can support on this.
Shelter helps millions of people every year through their advice, support and legal services. Their free service includes Face-to-face advice, a free National helpline, online advice, and legal support.
Newcastle Private Rented Service
Tenant services - a full property finding service, including Housing advice, lists of properties available to rent, a Rent Deposit scheme, tenancy support and assistance, Benefit and debt advice.
Landlord services - a package of lettings services, including property advertising scheme, free referencing checking, a sign-up service, and free tenancies agreements and notices.
Telephone: 0191 277 14 38