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Streets for People | High West Jesmond | Comments close 30 November 2017

The Streets for People project is a collaboration between Newcastle City Council and residents in three areas of Newcastle upon Tyne. The project is funded by a grant obtained from the Department for Transport’s Cycle City Ambition Fund. SPACE for Gosforth wholeheartedly supports the aims of the project and looks forward to the project being extended to other communities across the City. Three communities in Newcastle have been taking part in the Streets for People project: Jesmond Read more [...]

Garden Village

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. Garden Read more [...]

SPACE and Chaia | Family Bike Ride

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 [...]

Public Meeting Summary – “Building the West Gosforth we want” 24/8/2016

"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 [...]

Newcastle City Futures – what’s the future for Gosforth?

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 [...]

SPACE tests the air pollution on Gosforth High Street

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 [...]

space for Gosforth is launched

  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 [...]