Citizen Assembly South Tyneside (CAST) Logo
Citizen Assembly South Tyneside (CAST) Logo


people-powered change

Engaged and empowered!

Do you feel your voice is heard by the people who govern South Tyneside and shape its future? Would you like the chance to try to make sure it is? Then you're in the right place!

Citizens' Assembly South Tyneside (CAST) was formed by local people who felt that our 'ordinary' voices were seldom heard - and even less often acted on - by those taking the decisions on our behalf.

CAST has been formed to try to redress that balance and engage and empower the people of South Tyneside - the very people who live with the consequences of those decisions. Those whose lives are affected the most yet who seem to be consulted the least - in other words, YOU!

Now is the time for "Community-Driven, People-Powered Change" in South Tyneside!


The 2022 START Festival begins on Sunday August 7th @ Clegwell & Hartleyburn Community Hub in Hebburn!

This summer, get ready to be creative, connect with others and enjoy art in all its forms with with FIVE minifests, more taster sessions and more workshops!

Check out the flyer here or head to and see for yourself our amazing programme of free and discounted workshops and inspire your whole family this summer!