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Looking to a greener future for our towns and cities

As we emerge from lockdown and begin a ‘new normal’, how can we make sure more of the positive societal changes we’ve seen in recent weeks - like our reconnection with nature and our love of active travel - become more commonplace in our lives?

Gosforth Central Park tennis courts

Trial reopening of tennis courts in Newcastle’s parks

Urban Green Newcastle will begin a trial reopening of its tennis courts following the relaxation of lockdown guidance from central government. Clear instruction on the safe use of tennis courts has been provided on site to ensure park users can carry out social distancing and help prevent the spread of infection.

An update from Urban Green Newcastle CEO, James Cross, 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 and I’d like to update parks and allotment users on the use of green spaces during the COVID-19 pandemic

Ivy and footpath through JEsmond Dene

Management of ivy in our parks

Jesmond Dene is a hot spot for a range of British wildlife and all work undertaken in any of our parks is done with consideration to the impact on the wildlife in the park.

Postcards from Pets' Corner

Following the closure of Pets’ Corner to the public, and changes to our staffing at Urban Green Newcastle to ensure everyone that works across our parks and allotments is kept safe and well, many of our animals have gone on a little holiday.

Playgrounds and games areas closed until further notice

All playgrounds, games areas (including tennis courts and multi-use games areas) and unfenced play equipment is CLOSED to the public until further notice in line with government guidance.  Our parks remain open, please enjoy them while following the latest advice from the government and Public Health England on travel restrictions and social distancing, and carrying out regula ...

Playgrounds in Newcastle's parks close in response to COVID-19 pandemic

A message from Urban Green Newcastle CEO, James Cross.

Urban Green Newcastle team photo in Exhibition Park October 2019

Recruitment drive at Urban Green Newcastle

Urban Green Newcastle is excited to be expanding the team and is currently looking to recruit seven new people to strengthen the core team. Roles in fundraising, marketing, event management and operations are currently advertised. 

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