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World Mental Health Day 2021: How nature and green spaces can improve our mental health

To mark World Mental Health Day 2021, we’re looking at the increasing role parks, allotments, and green spaces play in supporting our mental health and wellbeing.

Heritage Open Days 2021 (10-19 September)

To mark this year’s Heritage Open Days, which takes place from Friday 10 to Sunday 19 September, we’re taking a look at the history of some of Newcastle’s most popular parks, and their connection to one of Britain’s great industrialists.

Urban Green Newcastle opens second Urban Green Café in Paddy Freeman's Park

Just weeks after opening our first Urban Green Café in Exhibition Park, we're delighted to announce the opening of our second Urban Green Café in Paddy Freeman's Park on Friday 23 July.

UPDATE: Heaton Park Fire

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 has formed a new partnership with social enterprise, The Skill Mill.

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.

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