Our South Tyneside Conversation


  1. Overview
  2. The South Shields Conversation
  3. Next steps
  4. More information


We want local people to help us shape the future of the area.

Our South Tyneside Conversation asks:

  • how you use our town centres
  • why you use the town centres
  • what ideas and suggestions you have to improve them

This feedback will help guide the growth and development of our town centres over the next 15 to 20 years.

The South Shields Conversation

In Autumn 2022 we carried out an extensive six week consultation about South Shields Town Centre. This involved an online survey and face to face drop-in sessions.  

Almost 1300 people between the ages of 12 and 75 who live, work and play in South Tyneside took the opportunity to provide their thoughts. 

Consistent themes emerged from the consultation, with residents asking for:

  • better variety of shops
  • a relocated college
  • quality green spaces
  • a refurbished Customs House
  • investment in the Market Place
  • more spaces for small local retailers to set up shop

View more of the results at www.ourconversation.co.uk.

Next steps

We will take all of your feedback, thoughts, opinions and ideas and produce a masterplan for South Shields Town Centre.

The full masterplan will be launched in the summer, alongside a series of engagement events.

Further consultations and masterplanning for Hebburn and Jarrow are planned for later in 2023.

More information

Visit our dedicated website to find out more about this hugely important project.

Our South Tyneside Conversation