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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

James Cross

James Cross

Chief Executive

Narindar Bhabra

Narindar Bhabra

Project Director
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Sarah Capes

Sarah Capes

Senior Ranger
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Marian Chapman

Marian Chapman

Enterprise Director
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Robert Delap

Rob Delap

Parks Development Specialist
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Mark Furnell

Mark Furnell

Senior Ranger
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Barbara Hooper

Barbara Hooper

Director of Parks and Allotments 
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Jon Riley

Jon Riley

Operations Director
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Mark Todd

Mark Todd

Allotments Officer
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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 Anya Durrant

Nigel Emmerson

Nigel Emmerson

Val Keen

Val Keen

Ella Ritchie OBE

Ella Ritchie OBE

Alan Schofield

Alan Schofield

John-Paul Stephenson

Gina Tiller

Gina Tiller

Ranger in Leazes Park

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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