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

  © 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 extremely difficult for the city to achieve its climate change ambitions or improve people’s health and quality of life. The ‘Development […]

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Tall and Sprawl

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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Loneliness Awareness Week

Loneliness Awareness Week 2020 runs from 15 – 19th June and is run by the Marmalade Trust; a charity that raises awareness of loneliness and helps people to make new connections. Loneliness is a feeling of being disconnected from others, whether physically, emotionally or both. You may live alone and have little contact with the […]

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Basic Income – Mental health effects

A two year basic income experiment that took place in Finland recently returned its results and mthey are in line with other schemes similar to basic income. The results highlighted the following positive effects: Higher generalised and institutional trust, as well as confidence in the future and increased self confidence Less stress and symptoms of […]

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Response to Council Climate Change Consultation

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 We were disappointed the council’s consultation was based on an out of date technical report, but we’ve worked hard to provide a good response […]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

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

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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