Last week was a week of contrasts! We started so saddened by the behaviour of a few people, and ended the week absolutely overwhelmed by the generosity and encouragement shown by so many in response to the devastating fire at Heaton Park last weekend.
Heaton Park Fire
All our staff at Urban Green Newcastle are absolutely devastated by the arson attack on the playground in Heaton Park. The incident happened on the night of 13 September; the fire service responded quickly, and the police are now looking into the circumstances surrounding the fire. It is so sad that this popular site, which has only recently been able to reopen after lockdown, ...
UPDATE: Urban Green Newcastle’s tree maintenance programme
With the gradual easing of lockdown restrictions, Urban Green Newcastle is re-starting many of its maintenance programmes that had to be put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Urban Green Newcastle partnership supports young people into employment
Urban Green Newcastle has formed a new partnership with social enterprise, The Skill Mill, to provide work experience and training opportunities to young people aged 16-18 and support them into employment.
An update from Urban Green Newcastle on the use of parks and allotments during the COVID-19 pandemic
In these unprecedented times, we’ve all been reminded how important our green spaces are. Urban Green Newcastle would like to update parks and allotment users on the safe use of green spaces during the COVID-19 pandemic.
James Cross speaks to BBC Radio Newcastle about his open letter to The Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP
James Cross, CEO of Urban Green Newcastle, speaks to Gilly Hope at BBC Radio Newcastle about his open letter to The Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP proposing that significant investment be made in city and town-wide urban green infrastructure.
An open letter to The Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP
James Cross, CEO of Urban Green Newcastle, writes an open letter to The Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP proposing that significant investment be made in city and town-wide urban green infrastructure.
James Cross talks to BBC Radio Newcastle about using parks responsibly during the coronavirus pandemic
James Cross talks to Gilly Hope at BBC Radio Newcastle about how Urban Green Newcastle is responding to the increase in visitors to the city's parks, and how members of the public can support the charity to keep them safe and clean for everyone to enjoy.