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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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Litter-pick 27th September 2020

By leeirving | 21st September 2020

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20 is plenty!

By leeirving | 11th August 2020

The Welsh parliament, Senedd Cymru, have recently backed plans to reduce the speed limit in residential areas to 20mph in Wales. Newcastle Green Party Campaigner, Tay Pitman, has started a […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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

By leeirving | 30th June 2020

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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