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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.

James Cross talks to BBC Radio Newcastle about his vision for a greener future for our towns and cities

James Cross, CEO of Urban Green Newcastle, talks to Lisa Shaw at BBC Radio Newcastle about his vision for a greener future for our towns and cities.

Park visitors urged to take rubbish home in bid to stop littering

Urban Green Newcastle is calling on members of the public to show their support for parks by taking their litter home after visiting Newcastle’s green spaces.

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.

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 ...

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