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Tay and friends, cleaning up West Fenham

By leeirving | 29th July 2019

Green Party litter pickers out in Fenham yesterday for a couple of hours. We focused on two areas with children’s playgrounds and playing fields. Six bags filled and then we sorted the recyclable from non -recyclable items. Next Litter Pick Sunday August 25th.  If you are on Facebook then let us know or get in […]

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Tackling supermarket plastic

By leeirving | 26th July 2019

Making a point -Tay and a Green Party supporter from Elswick, outside Asda in Mill Lane yesterday morning, with plastic packaging to return to Asda. The store manager was very helpful and took the plastic, but they pointed out a lot more needs doing to reduce the use of plastic in the first place. According […]

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Tay talks to the youth strikers

By leeirving | 20th July 2019

It may be the first day of the school holidays today, but Newcastle’s young people showed leaders that this is no time to be taking a break from climate action! Our campaigner Taymar Pitman spoke in solidarity at yesterday’s #YouthStrike4Climate… Campaigner Taymar Pitman supports July's #YouthStrike4Climate in Newcastle It may be the first day of […]

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Solidarity with Defend Dewley Hill Campaign

By leeirving | 14th July 2019

We were out with the Dewley Hill campaigners on Friday evening. A lovely walk (if rather wet and soggy towards the end!) through lots of arable land which will be lost for ever if this opencast mine is allowed to go ahead. We need food not coal! Dewley Hill campaigners have a brilliant banner – […]

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Green Party campaigner Tay Pitman challenges Council leader on Climate Impacts promise

By leeirving | 9th July 2019

After Newcastle Council declared a climate emergency, we have been asking whats next. Today, Council Leader Nick Forbes pledged that the council should reveal the climate change impact of every big decision they make. He wants every decision to be assessed against the pledge to make the city carbon neutral by 2030. Currently items sent […]

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Newcastle – Car Free Day Trial

By leeirving | 27th June 2019

Last night our campaigner Tay Pitman questioned Newcastle City Council about progress following their #ClimateEmergency declaration back in April. She told them they needed to show “tangible evidence” that the Council’s promise to become carbon neutral by 2030 was not just hot air. Cllr Nick Kemp thanked her for a “detailed & informative” presentation and […]

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Taymar Pitman challenges Newcastle Council’s Climate Emergency Progress

By leeirving | 26th June 2019

Today as thousands gather in London to lobby MPs to tell government #TheTimeIsNow to act to halt climate change, here in Newcastle our camapaigner Tay Pitman will question Newcastle Council’s meeting this evening about whether any progress has been made towards a new Climate Action Plan. In April they declared a Climate Emergency with a […]

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Newcastle Green Party Supports YouthStrikeForClimate

By leeirving | 23rd June 2019

At the YouthStrike4ClimateNewcastle yesterday we heard the young people report back on their response from Newcastle Council following the youth strikers writing to ask what was now being done about the climate emergency declaration made in April, including stopping a proposed new coal mine near Throckley. Like these young folks, we are very disappointed by […]

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Our campaigner Clare Andrews talks about the cost of failing to tackle Climate Emergency

By leeirving | 23rd June 2019

Local Green campaigner Clare Andrews spoke to #bbcpoliticsnorth this morning about the costs we’ll face – particularly our poorest – if councils fail to act swiftly to tackle the Climate Emergency to bring warmer homes, less stressful commutes, clean air & greenspace to relax and play in – all good for our health and wellbeing […]

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Newcastle Action Day

By leeirving | 15th June 2019

Good day spent by our volunteers talking to Newcastle residents about the issues that affect their neighbourhood. Thanks to everyone we spoke to for sharing their views! You can get in touch with us anytime about issues affecting your community, or if you’d like to get involved to help improve life for everyone. Or just […]

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Air Pollution Consultation

By leeirving | 11th June 2019

Air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from growing traffic are causing major and long-lasting damage to our health, as well as to our economy. The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) reported that exposure to outdoor air pollution is responsible for around 40,000 deaths in the UK each year. Health problems resulting from exposure to air […]

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Green Party Spring Conference 2019 – Scarborough

By leeirving | 9th June 2019

North East Green Party representatives with our newly-elected North East Green councillors enjoying ourselves at Green Party of England and Wales conference in Scarborough. […]

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Newcastle Green Party oppose Newcastle Airport Expansion

By leeirving | 7th June 2019

While the Swedish invent the word ‘flight-shame’ (flygskam) and see reductions in domestic flying, here in the UK our local and national governments support airport expansion at Heathrow and regionally – So much for declaring a climate emergency! We opposed this ‘vision’ for expansion in the last round of consultation and will continue to do […]

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Clean Air Newcastle

By leeirving | 14th May 2019

In 2017 we launched our election campaign on the bridge over the Central Motorway setting out our vision for clean air in the city. Two years on, prominent campaign groups are calling for council leaders to tell us what their vision is over and above simply introducing tolls or charges for vehicles. As Newcastle Green […]

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North East European Election Candidate

By leeirving | 11th May 2019

A vote for Greens on 23rd May is a vote for the ‘Greening of Europe’ – for permanent, sustainable jobs for renewable energy in the North East. […]

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Party co-leader visits Newcastle for the European Election campaign launch

By leeirving | 10th May 2019

Thanks to Jonathan Bartley, our party co-leader, for visiting us yesterday to help launch our European Election campaign in the North East. #VoteGreen2019 again on May 23 – say Yes to Europe, No to Climate Change […]

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Best Local Election Results Ever!

By leeirving | 3rd May 2019

Greens just won 194 new councillors elected nationally!! With new Greens elected in South Shields, Sunderland & Darlington, and some good second place positions here, could it be our turn in Newcastle in 2020? Will you join the Green Revolution to help make it so! You can sign up as a volunteer or you can […]

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Green party – cleaning up Fenham. Come join us

By leeirving | 28th April 2019

A busy morning in Fenham, picking up litter and keeping our streets tidy along with Plastic Free West End Newcastle. We were hard at work with some of our great local election candidates including West Fenham’s Taymar Pitman, Walkergate’s Daryl Hughes, Leamington’s Rick Dunfield, Blakelaw’s Rachel Dunfield and Byker’s Nick Hartley. Stay tuned for the […]

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Newcastle local elections

By leeirving | 23rd April 2019

In next Thursday’s local council elections, we’re standing Green Party candidates in most wards across Newcastle – here’s who you should vote for ⬇️ We’ll be profiling candidates during the coming week, so keep an eye out for yours… Greens work hard for, and with, their communities, so don’t forget to #VoteGreen2019 for the fresh […]

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Keep it in the ground!

By leeirving | 20th April 2019

4 Days left! Have you written your objection letter yet to oppose plans for opencast coal mining at Dewley Hill, Throckley, on the edge of Newcastle? With the climate emergency upon us, fossil fuels need to become part of history. #KeepItInTheGround Below is the letter sent by local election candidate for Callerton & Throckley, Idwal […]

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