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

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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Green Party to increase Living Wage to £12 for all workers over the age of 16

By leeirving | 17th November 2019

The Green Party will increase the Living Wage to £12 for all workers as part of its radical plans to tackle poverty and improve wellbeing, it has announced today. The proposal will end the Government’s fudge in calling their minimum wage a ‘National Living Wage’ by bringing all workers up to the necessary level of […]

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Climate talk by Professor Kevin Anderson @ Newcastle University

By leeirving | 15th November 2019

Last night as part of the Newcastle University INSIGHTS Public Lectures,  Kevin Anderson (@KevinClimate) Professor of Energy and Climate Change – Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research gave a talk entitled: Can meaningful hope spring from revealing the depth of our climate failure? One of the key messages that he talked about was why 2030 […]

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Pavements for People

By leeirving | 11th November 2019

Tay and her team are listening to complaints about parked vehicles crowding streets and footpaths. Residents in and around Benwell Hill Road, Dissington Place, Silloth Avenue, Stocksfield Avenue, Whittington Grove, Ovington Grove and Cedar Road responding to our surveys tell us they are experiencing high levels of street parking causing difficulties when crossing the road […]

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Election 2019 – We are off!

By leeirving | 31st October 2019

Well Brenda from Bristol wont be happy, but a General Election has been called and we have three excellent candidates selected to represent the Green Voice in Newcastle upon Tyne. Your Green Party Candidates Click on their photos to view their profile Taymar Pitman – Newcastle Central Alistair Ford – Newcastle North Nick Hartley – […]

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Green Campaigner presses council on Climate Emergency

By leeirving | 3rd October 2019

At this week’s Council meeting, our campaigner Clare Andrews told the council that it “must start setting itself targets towards meeting the city’s goal to be carbon neutral by 2030”. Clare questioned the council over its lack of real action following the climate emergency declaration in April. She asked Council leader Cllr Nick Forbes to […]

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