Blakelaw 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.

Newcastle organising group ( Facebook )

Covid-19 Mutual Aid - Newcastle

News

Litter Pick 25th October

By leeirving | 26th October 2020

The showers and high winds didn’t dampen the enthusiasm for clearing our play areas yesterday. Thank you to all of our volunteers for collecting an impressive 12 sacks of rubbish! […]

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Litter-pick volunteering and hot spot reporting

By leeirving | 11th October 2020

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Build Back Better

By leeirving | 11th October 2020

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 […]

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World Mental Health Day – Saturday 10th October 2020

By leeirving | 9th October 2020

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 […]

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Litter-pick 27th September 2020

By leeirving | 21st September 2020

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20 is plenty!

By leeirving | 11th August 2020

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 […]

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Greens condemn Newcastle’s giant incinerator plans

By leeirving | 29th July 2020

Green Party campaigners have branded the plans for a giant waste incinerator serving Teesside, County Durham and Newcastle1 a ‘failure of policy’. The waste incinerator, referred to as an ‘energy recovery facility’, would burn all the residual waste from the 7 councils involved, is planned on the basis of a growth in waste to a […]

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The Big Butterfly Count

By leeirving | 18th July 2020

The Big Butterfly Count is an annual event which runs from mid-July to the first week in August and it’s a vital tool for us to assess the health of our environment. Biodiversity loss is a massive problem which is happening all around the world. It’s an issue which affects us all; biological diversity links […]

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Giving the go-ahead for unsustainable development will harm city’s green ambitions

By leeirving | 30th June 2020

<img src=”https://newcastleupontyne.greenparty.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/40/2020/06/great-park.jpg” alt=” &nbsp; © Copyright Graham Robson and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence. ” title=”great-park” width=”1024″ height=”768″>   © Copyright Graham Robson and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence. Newcastle Green Party are concerned that a key planning document approved by Newcastle City Council last night will make it […]

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Tall and Sprawl

By leeirving | 23rd June 2020

There is now a real danger that land use planning in Newcastle is going to take a turn for the worse. Decision-making powers in the field have been handed over to a small clique of officers. (i) The chances are that the City Council is seeking to bulldoze through all sorts of unsustainable development via […]

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