Cost of living crisis

By leeirving | 3rd April 2022

The cost of living has been rising faster than it has for decades at a time when many are struggling more than ever. In the last year, gas prices have […]

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British Spring Clean

By leeirving | 27th March 2022

Green Party members and supporters were out this weekend clearing litter from West Fenham. We are out and about on the last Sunday of the month but this time it […]

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Green Party Leader Calls for Newcastle Voters to Make History

By leeirving | 26th March 2022

The Green Party co-leader Carla Denyer visited Newcastle this weekend to help launch the party’s local election campaign. Denyer, who took over as co-leader with Adrian Ramsay in October last […]

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February – Litter Pick

By leeirving | 27th February 2022

Another cold but glorious day for a litter pick. This time we were responding to reports from residents around Stocksfield Ave Primary school. […]

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Talk to us please – Residents cry out

By leeirving | 10th February 2022

Confusion about latest eyesore teaches the council a lesson on communication Residents of Hesleyside Drive are relieved that work has finally been done to tackle the flooding risk at the […]

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We’re not the A1 bypass

By leeirving | 10th February 2022

Tay fights for you to make our roads safe Drivers continue to use our roads as a bypass for the A1 whilst roadworks continue, and it’s causing big problems with […]

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New Year Wombles

By leeirving | 30th January 2022

A new year starts, but an old problem persists. Tay and her team were back out removing litter from Pooley Road and Slatyford lane area. We also hit the jackpot, […]

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Slatyford Litterpick Dec 2021

By leeirving | 19th December 2021

Cold, drizzly weather didn’t deter our hardworking volunteers from making a huge difference to some neglected parts of Slatyford. We cleared several sacks of litter as well as some abandoned […]

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COP26, Glasgow, November 2021: for the Climate Emergency

By leeirving | 30th November 2021

Were Newcastle Greens present at COP26? You bet we were. Not as a body, but as bodies, individuals. Since the first Conference of the Parties (COP) held by the UN […]

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Litterpicking in the Snow

By leeirving | 28th November 2021

We had reports from residents that there was a massive litter issue near the footpath between Burdale Ave and Tebay Drive. We were not going to let a bit of […]

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An end to waste woes in the West End?

By leeirving | 8th November 2021

For many households across the city, the wheelie bin system has worked well. However, in areas with Tyneside flats and student housing, multiple bins gave rise to numerous problems. Bins […]

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Local Election 2021 – Results

By leeirving | 7th May 2021

Newcastle Green Party received 1400 more votes than in 2019, but unfortunately we did not make the breakthrough we needed to get a Green in the room this time. If […]

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Wonderful Wetlands

By leeirving | 2nd February 2021

Wetlands are the lifeblood of our planet and they are the only ecosystem that has an international treaty devoted to them, the Ramsar Convention was signed in 1971 in the […]

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RSPB’s The Big Garden Birdwatch 29th – 31st January

By leeirving | 27th January 2021

In Great Britain, gardens account for 30% of the space in our urban areas so they’re very important habitats for a variety of birds. The RSPB host the Big Garden […]

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Help defend Dewley Hill

By leeirving | 3rd December 2020

Against the backdrop of the Prime Minister announcing that petrol and diesel vehicles will be phased out by the end of the decade, there are communities in the North of […]

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West end play parks neglected

By leeirving | 12th November 2020

Broken play equipment at Elswick Park Two years ago, Newcastle City Council vowed to improve more than 160 parks and playgrounds over the following three years. Two years later, very […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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