Mowing Times and Pollinators

Pollinators are in steep decline. Small actions by local authorities, such as leaving grassed areas to grow in Spring and Summer can help bees, butterflies, moths and other pollinating insects. Stopping the use of harmful herbicides, which are known to harm both human health and wildlife – such as glyphosate – can also contribute to … [Read more…]

Wildlife-Friendly Development?

Following our unsuccessful legal challenge of Newcastle City Council’s decision on plans for Cell A/B1 of Newcastle Great Park, we have called on Taylor Wimpey and Persimmon Homes to deliver wildlife-friendly development in Cell A. Specifically, we have called for: –               at least one native tree in every back garden … [Read more…]

Newcastle Needs More Parks

A study commissioned by Newcastle City Council highlights the need for 26 hectares of new parks for the people of Newcastle.  As yet, there is no evidence of any new parks being planned or delivered. Parks and green spaces are essential for people and for wildlife. And never have they been more in the spotlight than during the COVID-19 pandemic. Parks provide … [Read more…]