Newcastle City Council has now confirmed that legal orders to close local bridges to vehicle traffic will be in place by Thursday 13 August. This is to prevent "inappropriate levels of traffic for small structures, using the bridges as a shortcut through residential streets."
As with any traffic-related changes these proposals have generated a lot of debate in Gosforth. To help ensure this debate is an informed one we published a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Enabling Safe Walking and Read more [...]
The Government’s Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy, published in April 2017, set out an aim of making cycling and walking the natural choices for shorter journeys or as part of a longer journey. In support of that, the government is conducting a cycling and walking safety review. SPACE for Gosforth submitted the following evidence. Read more [...]
In August 2017 some residents from Garden Village contacted SPACE for Gosforth to ask for our help in looking at how to improve their community, in particular from the perspective of ensuring the village flourished as a safe and healthy place for everyone. We were of course happy to oblige.
At the same time as we engaged with the Garden Village Residents group, Newcastle City Council published an open consultation to hear views on Salter’s Bridge. The consultation closed on 6th November 2017.
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On Sunday 3rd September at 10:00am we’ll be taking a slow ride to Exhibition Park, back through the streets of Gosforth and ending up at the rather wonderful Chaia Tea Bar who have promised a special treat for the kids.
We are meeting at Gosforth Central Park War Memorial and the ride shouldn't take much more than an hour or so. It's not a race and there will be no rush! We'd like to keep everyone together. We should be all done by midday.
All ages and abilities welcome, we’ll Read more [...]
"Building the West Gosforth we want" Public Meeting at Trinity, hosted by Chi Onwurah MP our MP, with speeches by:
- Catherine McKinnel, Newcastle North MP
- Councillor Ged Bell, Cabinet Member for Investment and Development
- Graham Grant, Head of Transport Investment
Facilitated by Newcastle Digital Civics Department, Newcastle University
With the Blue House plans being shelved and the announcement that the Council would engage with community groups and stakeholders, the potential for Read more [...]
Another packed SPACE for Gosforth event took place on Wednesday 27 January. This time people came to hear Professor Mark Tewdwr-Jones talk about the City Futures project, and how Newcastle might look in 2065.
One of the project aims is to encourage people to ask what's the future for city, what kind of place do we want for ourselves and our children? Part of the research involved engagement and collaboration with over 2500 Newcastle residents and over 50 different public, private, community Read more [...]
Air pollution has been in the news since our last post(1), with BBC Newsnight featuring worrying claims about the effect air pollution has on our brains(2).
At SPACE for Gosforth we wanted to find out more about how much air pollution there is here. We are not aware of anyone monitoring levels of pollution on Gosforth High Street so we brought an air pollution monitor there today to try to find out what pollutants Saturday shoppers are exposed to.
Watch out for our report on our findings Read more [...]
Newcastle City Council will soon release its final plans for Gosforth High Street for one last "technical consultation”. Responding to this consultation is your one last chance to influence how the High Street will look for the next generation.
No comment could mean no change, leaving the High Street as one of the busiest, most congested roads in Newcastle: a road choked with traffic during rush hours, exhaust fumes passed from one car to the next; cars and bikes rushing to beat traffic Read more [...]