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Newcastle City Council budget submissions 2013 and 2016

Our submission to the 2018/19 budget consultation built on our earlier submissions to the Council’s three-year budget consultations in 2012/13 and 2016/17.  All three responses are available below. The theme of the 2016 response was Taking Back Control.  Government needs to devolve more funding and powers to local authorities, and the Council needs to devolve […]

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Sustainable Newcastle Conference Report, May 2017

Newcastle Young Greens and Newcastle Green Party held a one-day conference on Green Economics.  The conference what steady-state economics would mean for our city.  How do we achieve prosperity without growth?  To be sustainable, we have to live within the resources of our planet:  what does this really mean?  The conference included presentations from Mark […]

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Parks and Allotments: submission to Council, April 2017

The Council has proposed outsourcing the management of its parks and allotments to a charitable trust.  Newcastle Green Party’s response to the consultation shares the widespread recognition that the city’s parks and allotments greatly contribute to the quality of life of the whole community. Our response looks at the issues that need to be resolved […]

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Waste Commission established by Newcastle City Council – introduction and response from Newcastle Greens

Newcastle City Council’s Waste Commission This page includes background on the establishment of the Waste Commission and our initial attempts to engage with it.  See our main Waste Strategy page for current information about the Commission and Newcastle Green Party’s submission to it. Nick Kemp, Council cabinet member, has established a Waste Commission of industry […]

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