Benwell and Scotswood Ward
Covid-19 Mutual Aid information
The next few months is going to be a difficult time and we need to look after one another. Please join the Facebook group and see how you can help or if you need help.
Help can be as simple as calling someone to check they are ok, shopping, collecting prescriptions etc.
Wetlands are the lifeblood of our planet and they are the only ecosystem that has an international treaty devoted to them, the Ramsar Convention was signed in 1971 in the city of Ramsar, Iran. “the conservation and wise use of all wetlands through local and national actions and international cooperation, as a contribution towards achieving […]
In Great Britain, gardens account for 30% of the space in our urban areas so they’re very important habitats for a variety of birds. The RSPB host the Big Garden Birdwatch each year, where people are asked to spend an hour counting the birds that they can see. You don’t even have to brave the […]
Against the backdrop of the Prime Minister announcing that petrol and diesel vehicles will be phased out by the end of the decade, there are communities in the North of England fighting against the planning permissions of new open-cast coal mines. The pandemic has made all of our lives more difficult and most of us […]
Broken play equipment at Elswick Park Two years ago, Newcastle City Council vowed to improve more than 160 parks and playgrounds over the following three years. Two years later, very little work has happened; especially in the west of Newcastle. After a number of West End residents got in touch about the lack of facilities […]
For millions of us, “normal” meant poverty, insecure work, and rip off rent. For our planet, “normal” meant pollution, destruction and climate chaos. Why would we go back to normal, when we could have it so much better? We believe better is possible. #BetterIsPossible You don’t have to be a member of the Green Party […]
When we consider what it means to be healthy, many of us would immediately think of our physical health first, and our mental health second; that’s if we think of it at all. Yet good mental health is fundamental to good physical health. With the covid-19 pandemic and the changes it has brought to our […]
The Welsh parliament, Senedd Cymru, have recently backed plans to reduce the speed limit in residential areas to 20mph in Wales. Newcastle Green Party Campaigner, Tay Pitman, has started a government petition to ask that the same is implemented in England too. https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/333020 89% of all pedestrian and 83% of all cyclist casualties happen on […]