Getting your allotment ready for growing season

The seasoned gardeners and growers among you will know February is the ideal time to prepare your allotment for some of the earliest outdoor sowings in March. There may be a chill in the air, but spring is just around the corner and now is the time to get started, so we asked our Allotments Officer, Mark, for some of his top tips.

Phase 2 of our Tree Maintenance Programme

We are about to undertake the next phase of our tree maintenance programme. We have carried out the most urgent works in recent months but there is still some work to be done in order to ensure the health and safety of our parks.

Introducing Urban Green Café!

Urban Green Café will be a new community space, and is our first commercial venture, with all profits being reinvested into our green spaces.

An update on the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone

Following a number of new cases the Chief Veterinary Officers for England, Scotland and Wales have agreed to bring in new measures to help protect poultry and captive birds, following a number of cases of avian influenza in both wild and captive birds in the UK.

Urban Green win four Green Flag Awards

In the 2020 awards we have achieved Green Flag Awards for four of our city centre parks. Two of the parks have kept their awards – Jesmond Dene for the 7th consecutive year and Walker Park for the 4th consecutive year – and Exhibition Park and Leazes Park have been recognised for the first time since 2011.