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Click to read Counsellor Smedley's Residency Agreement and Psychological Residency


We could draw conclusions from the survey but prefer here to simply let the members’ words speak for themselves.

Counsellor Smedley.

Svetlana Sporysova - AKA Jane Briggs: "I feel guilty."
Rosemary Slowinski: "I think about Newcastle whenever I see bagpipes!"
Farquar Farquarson-Smythe: "I've heard it offers a righteous night out!"
Gertrude M.: Good old northerners that wear no clothes!"
Caroline Briggs: "Once in a lifetime!"
Rosy Moriarty: "It's north!!"

Aim: to encourage dialogue & raise awareness of Newcastle among members

The Open Council surveyed random members with a brief questionnaire designed to raise awareness & promote dialogue about Newcastle. Here’s what they had to say:

Newcastle Awareness-Raising Residency
By Counsellor Smedley