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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Climate Change Committee have written a letter to the Prime Minister and stated what they need the government to enact in order to get their net zero targets back on track. The key recommendations are as follows: Priority actions Alongside improved climate governance, the letter highlights five key priorities for Government on cutting UK […]
The Green Party have supported the idea of a basic income for a long time and its an idea whose time has come. A basic income would provide a solid floor that people can build from rather than a safety net with holes in so big that many fall through. Nick talks about how UBI […]
Nick has been out and about talking to people in the Newcastle East constituency. Your Help is Needed! Our crowdfunder has now finished ( thanks to all who donated their money to help us! ) however you can still support our campaigning setting up a regular donation via PayPal or Direct Debit here. If you […]