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Carol Pyrah announced as new Trustee for National Lottery Heritage Fund / National Heritage Memorial Fund

The Prime Minister has appointed our incoming Chief Executive, Carol Pyrah, to the Board of Trustees at the National Lottery Heritage Fund and National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF).

No Mow May 2022

This month we're supporting Plantlife’s annual ‘No Mow May’ campaign to combat a decline in global biodiversity by helping to protect pollinator habitats across the region.  

Urban Green Newcastle announces Carol Pyrah as new Chief Executive

Today we are thrilled to announce Carol Pyrah, Executive Director of Historic Coventry Trust, as our new Chief Executive. Carol brings a wealth of experience in the charity, heritage and conservation sectors having held senior positions at both English Heritage and Historic England.

Celebrating Blossom Watch Day in Exhibition Park

Today (Saturday 23 April) as part of Blossom Watch Day we are celebrating the beauty of blossom within our city’s green spaces, with the official opening of our blossom circle in Exhibition Park.

Pets Corner Reopens!

After a three-month closure, we are excited to share the news that Pets Corner will be back open to the public daily 10.00-16.00 from Saturday 23 April.

Join our Queen's Platinum Jubilee beacon event

Our Queen's Platinum Jubilee beacon event on June 2nd will feature the official lighting of the Beacon, a carnival finale plus community stalls, food, and activities at Hodgkin Park, Benwell.

Notice of Works: Leazes Park from 19.04.22

From Tuesday 19 April we will be carrying out refurbishment works at the edge of the lake in Leazes Park to begin to restore it to it's former glory.  

Havannah and Three Hills Nature Reserve reopens following storm damage

After over 60 working days on the site, we are delighted to announce that we have now felled the trees which were identified as health and safety risks, which means that we are able to reopen Havannah Three Hills Nature Reserve for everyone to enjoy.

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