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Our aims

Urban Green Newcastle is an independent charity responsible for the management and upkeep of the city’s 33 parks and 61 allotment sites.

Meet the team

You can get in touch with the team by emailing info@urbangreennewcastle.org 

Barbara Hooper

Barbara Hooper

Director of Parks and Allotments

Jon Riley

Jon Riley

Operations Director

Marian Chapman

Marian Chapman

Enterprise Director

Executive Assistant

Kim Forster

Enterprise

Café Manager - Ginny Nicholson
Commercial Manager - Sally Vleugels
Events Coordinators - Diana Gates / Gemma Dudley
Events Manager - Della Hadingham
Fundraising Officer - John Gibbon
Programme Manager - Steven Legget
Project Manager - Nik Barrera

Operations

Administration Assistant - Katie Ashworth
Cleaner - Adrian Lowe
Finance Assistant - Claire Cooke
Finance Manager - Jill Eckford
Marketing and Communications Manager - Ali Brown

Parks and Allotments

Estate Manager - Philip Bolam
Team Leader: Conservation and Recreation - Emma Armstrong-Smith
Team Leader: Land and Woodland Management - Sarah Capes
Volunteer and Engagement Coordinator - Edward Chivers
Rangers - Michael Hancock, Vincent Jenkins, Mike Mavin, Graham Park, Ken Watson

Pets Corner

Pets Corner Coordinator - Hazel Bell
Pets Corner Keeper - Clare McQuade
Pets Corner Keeper - Sarah Williamson

Our board of trustees

Jim Beirne MBE FRSA D.Litt (hons)

Chair 

Brian Aitken

Brian Aitken

Rob Cameron

Rob Cameron

Paul Collings

Paul Collings

Tricia Cresswell

Tricia Cresswell

Kate Culverhouse

Kate Culverhouse

Cllr Rob Higgins

Nigel Emmerson

Nigel Emmerson

Val Keen

Val Keen

Ella Ritchie OBE

Ella Ritchie OBE

Alan Schofield

Alan Schofield

Irim Ali

Gina Tiller

Gina Tiller

Bandstand in Exhibition Park Newcastle

Managing the parks

Since April we have committed to spend half a million pounds in 2019 as part of our capital works programme that will see significant improvements to our parks and allotments.

We will be installing new fencing, improving footpaths and improving playground areas in some of our parks. We've also installed new bins to tackle the problem of littering and made sure grass is cut regularly so our green spaces remain clean, tidy and welcoming.

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