Benwell and Scotswood Ward


February – Litter Pick

By leeirving | 27th February 2022

Another cold but glorious day for a litter pick. This time we were responding to reports from residents around Stocksfield Ave Primary school. […]

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Talk to us please – Residents cry out

By leeirving | 10th February 2022

Confusion about latest eyesore teaches the council a lesson on communication Residents of Hesleyside Drive are relieved that work has finally been done to tackle the flooding risk at the bottom of King George V Field. But local people have told Tay that they have been kept in the dark by the council over why […]

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We’re not the A1 bypass

By leeirving | 10th February 2022

Tay fights for you to make our roads safe Drivers continue to use our roads as a bypass for the A1 whilst roadworks continue, and it’s causing big problems with speeding on our streets. Residents have told Tay they’re fed up with the added noise and danger, particularly on Slatyford Lane, Two Ball Lonnen & […]

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New Year Wombles

By leeirving | 30th January 2022

A new year starts, but an old problem persists. Tay and her team were back out removing litter from Pooley Road and Slatyford lane area. We also hit the jackpot, well if you can call a lot of discarded dog poo bags the jackpot. Flytipping and dangerously place bags of litter were also reported. […]

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Slatyford Litterpick Dec 2021

By leeirving | 19th December 2021

Cold, drizzly weather didn’t deter our hardworking volunteers from making a huge difference to some neglected parts of Slatyford. We cleared several sacks of litter as well as some abandoned trolleys. We’ll be back again in the New Year – do get in touch if there are areas near you where litter piles up. […]

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COP26, Glasgow, November 2021: for the Climate Emergency

By leeirving | 30th November 2021

Were Newcastle Greens present at COP26? You bet we were. Not as a body, but as bodies, individuals. Since the first Conference of the Parties (COP) held by the UN to focus on climate change, this was the first where the UK had the honour of hosting it; not only that, but it was in […]

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Litterpicking in the Snow

By leeirving | 28th November 2021

We had reports from residents that there was a massive litter issue near the footpath between Burdale Ave and Tebay Drive. We were not going to let a bit of snow stop us, so thank you to our  volunteers who ventured out in the snow to collect many sacks of litter and flytipping from Slatyford […]

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An end to waste woes in the West End?

By leeirving | 8th November 2021

For many households across the city, the wheelie bin system has worked well. However, in areas with Tyneside flats and student housing, multiple bins gave rise to numerous problems. Bins left out after bin day blocked both the back lanes to vehicles as well as entrances to back yards. Bin fires were more common and […]

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Local Election 2021 – Results

By leeirving | 7th May 2021

Newcastle Green Party received 1400 more votes than in 2019, but unfortunately we did not make the breakthrough we needed to get a Green in the room this time. If the council election were proportional to the vote share we would have 7 councillors. Almost 1 in 10 of the electorate backed us. In West […]

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Wonderful Wetlands

By leeirving | 2nd February 2021

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 […]

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