Gosforth 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

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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Plastic-free Beauty Day

By leeirving | 16th June 2020

There’s been much talk of the harmful effects of plastic on wildlife and our environment, thanks in no small part to Sir David Attenborough and his illumination of the problem on Blue Planet II, back in 2017. Many people have made significant changes to reduce their plastic use and retailers have followed suit to reduce […]

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Loneliness Awareness Week

By leeirving | 15th June 2020

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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People power, not car fumes

By leeirving | 10th June 2020

Newcastle council has a number of schemes in the pipeline or under discussion regarding the reallocation of road space and changed traffic movements, especially in the city centre. One for Grey Street has been widely publicised but more changes are seemingly in store. The Green Party generally welcomes this change of direction in local transport […]

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Basic Income – Mental health effects

By leeirving | 18th May 2020

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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Reclaim roadspace to help the NHS

By leeirving | 20th April 2020

The Green Party are calling on Newcastle City Council to make streets safer to help the NHS during the coronavirus crisis. Before this current crisis, campaigner Tay Pitman made the case to the council for extending 20mph speed limits close to schools, but she feels the council must now go further during the lockdown. Pitman […]

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Response to Council Climate Change Consultation

By leeirving | 10th February 2020

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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