Campaign Group to Hold Public Protest to Highlight Threat to Green Spaces.

A campaign group started by residents living near to green spaces threatened with development are to hold a public protest in Newcastle’s Queen’s Gardens.

The event will take place on Wednesday 17th November between 6pm and 8pm ad will be hosted by Save Newcastle’s Green Sites.

The group was set up earlier this year in response to plans by housing developer Seddon to build on land next to Bradwell Hospital, this will see a wooded area used by local families and dog walkers destroyed.

The group have since expanded their remit to cover threatened sites in Chesterton, Apedale and, Wolstanton, they have also worked in partnership with Save Our Green Spaces, who are fighting to save Keele Golf Course and the Stop the Stink: Cap It Off/ Scientific Advisory Committee campaigns started by residents living near to Walley’s Quarry.

The event will feature drumming, songs, and poetry by local artists and a ‘surprise act’ yet to be announced.

There will also be speakers from the Stoke & Newcastle COP26 Coalition, Stop HS2, Save Our Green Spaces, the Stop the Stink: Cap It Off/ Scientific Advisory Committee, and students from Keele University.

There will also be speakers on subjects including the impact of losing green spaces on mental health, clean air and community health, and disability access to green spaces.

The local political perspective on protecting green spaces will be provided by speakers from the Labour, Green and Liberal Democrat parties

Details of the Save Newcastle’s Green Spaces campaign can be found on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/SaveNULGreenSites