The Royal Society of Arts’ (RSA) Heritage Index has branded South Tyneside the ninth worst place in England for culture.
Do you agree with the damning verdict given to South Tyneside’s cultural scene?
Coun John McCabe hit back at the “thicktank’s” report for just dismissing what the area has to offer.
The councillor spoke at a meeting in Jarrow last night, as councillors voted to pass a motion in defence of the borough’s culture.
They are calling for a representative of the RSA comes to see the borough’s cultural scene for themselves.
Do you think South Tyneside is “culturally deficient”?
If you want to read our full report of last night’s meeting, visit our website here.