Benwell and Scotswood Ward

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Response to Council Climate Change Consultation

By leeirving | 10th February 2020

Newcastle Green Party have responded to the council’s public consultation on climate change with detailed recommendations for actions we can take as a city both immediately and in the coming years. We were disappointed the council’s consultation was based on an out of date technical report, but we’ve worked hard to provide a good response […]

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West Fenham Wombles – More #WomblesWanted

By leeirving | 5th February 2020

The Wombles are back and are joining forces with Keep Britain Tidy to launch this years Great British Spring Clean 2020. They are also launching a campaign very close to our hearts, encouraging people to adopt positive Womble-style behaviour, from recycling to reusing and refurbishing old items rather than sending them to landfill. Last year, […]

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What the Climate Change Committee wants for Christmas

By leeirving | 20th December 2019

The Climate Change Committee have written a letter to the Prime Minister and stated what they need the government to enact in order to get their net zero targets back on track. The key recommendations are as follows: Priority actions Alongside improved climate governance, the letter highlights five key priorities for Government on cutting UK […]

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Make and Mend Market

By leeirving | 9th December 2019

We held our Make and Mend Market in Denton Burn Community Centre on Saturday 30th November. It was a very fun and friendly day with supporters and stalls selling home-made gifts, and delicious jams and sauces from the local Scotswood community garden. We made beeswax wrapping, learnt about how to make compost with a wormery, […]

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Your candidates had a busy weekend

By leeirving | 2nd December 2019

All 3 of our candidates were busy at work, starting on Friday with Nick giving a speech at the Climate Strike. Alistair Ford and other Greens were also in attendance. On Saturday we had our Make & Mend – Alternative Christmas Market and both Nick and Alistair were at hustings. Your Help is Needed! You […]

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Fly-tipping – a symptom of our economic model

By leeirving | 26th November 2019

Nick was out for a nice run along the river when he came across a load of fly-tipped items. According to DEFRA ( Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs ) Newcastle suffered 9931 incidents of fly-tipping in 2018/19. It is reported that clean-up costs for the North East are around 1 to 2 million […]

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Only 2 more days to register to vote.

By leeirving | 24th November 2019

This election is probably one the most important in recent memory with two major issues at its core, the climate emergency and the B word, not to mention other issues such as austerity, social care, wages, NHS. How can you not want your voice heard? Registering to vote only takes about 5 minutes and you […]

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Pollution around our schools

By leeirving | 23rd November 2019

We launched our last election campaign on the theme of air pollution – since then the problem has been left to become worse. We’re glad to see more monitoring around schools. Giving families a “full understanding of the health risks of air pollution” may help, but creating car-free school streets with alternatives like safe walking […]

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Why Vote Green in 2019?

By leeirving | 20th November 2019

In the unlikely event that this election does not bring a majority Green Party government, you might ask yourself why would I want to vote Green, what good would it do? Well the Green Party have announced 10 Key pieces of legislation to kickstart the transformation of the country. The Bills Green MPs will push […]

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Green Party launch ambitious manifesto

By leeirving | 19th November 2019

Today candidates and supporters gathered on Newcastle’s Quayside to proudly present the Green Party’s Manifesto for the 2019 General Election. It’s still not too late to turn aside from this destructive path we’re on – but we have to act now. We can heal the divisions within our own nation. We can mend the rifts […]

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