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Kenton Labour Councillors Stephen Lambert, Ged Bell and Jane Streather have pledged £4,000 to improve Kenton’s environment.

A plan to clear up  stubborn litter hot-spots across Kenton, The Gardens, North Kenton, Kenton Bar, Montagu, Kenton Crescent, Gosforth, Cowgate and nearby Kenton Dene has been agreed.

The programme of environmental improvements, known as ‘’Greening Kenton’’, comes as a result of a ward wide consultation exercise, with eight out of ten residents, making ‘quality of life’’ top of their concerns.

Residents wanted action to clean up litter hotspots, cut back overgrown hedges, neighbourhood litter picks, street planters and the fixing of damaged fencing in kids’ play areas.

Labour Councillor Stephen Lambert said ‘’The environment we live in is irreplaceable. Every resident and local business wants to live in a clean neighbourhood and that’s why we’ve put extra investment to support both the city council, YHN and Kenton School to make Kenton a clean and green place to live in.’’

£4,250 has been awarded by the Kenton Ward Committee to fund the work in 2017 to 2018 with the social enterprise charity, Skills Mill, carrying out works on -

· The 400 yard public footpath between Kenton Bar to Kenton School - to cleared of rubbish, pruning of shrubs and removal of bulky items;

· Kenton Crescent play area to be repainted and fencing replaced;

· Six planters with winter pansies to be installed at Arlington Ave, North Kenton and Kenton Lane shopping precincts.

· A ‘wild flower meadow’ to be seeded on the public green space known as Kenton Dene.

Your Homes Newcastle have also agreed to fund the clear out of copses next to Kenton Dene with a view of installing an extra wild flower meadow between Cowgate and Montagu estates whilst Kenton Academy has pledged to cut back the perimeter fence, prune bushes and carry out student litter picks.

Newcastle City Council’s Enviro Schools Officer will also be visiting four local primary schools (St Cuthberts, Kenton Bar, Mountfield, Wyndham) to help raise environmental awareness amongst pupils.

To support the ‘Greening Kenton’ there will also be a wild flower meadow planted on the old bowling green next to Kenton Park Sports centre while large litter bins have been rolled out across the localities replacing old vandalised ones.

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Kenton Labour work to make Kenton ‘Clean and Green’

Kenton Labour Councillors Stephen Lambert, Ged Bell and Jane Streather have pledged £4,000 to improve Kenton’s environment. A plan to clear up  stubborn litter hot-spots across Kenton, The Gardens, North...

Work continues on the £15million redevelopment of the former Dunblane Crescent flats site. 

The scheme will see a mix of 2, 3 & 4 bedroom homes as well bungalows, apartments for over 55s and specialised accommodation for adults with autism or learning difficulties.  

Denton Labour Councillors Dan Greenhough, Melissa Davis and Simon Bird met with residents during the consultation to discuss the scheme and continue to work with the developers to raise issues on behalf of residents.

Dan Greenhough commented “The scheme is progressing and it is a good housing mix which is great for the area, especially the additional bungalows and affordable rented apartments for over 55s

 “The scheme is another example of Newcastle Labour securing affordable housing for residents and mixed housing developments across the city”. 

Melissa Davis added “During construction there has been some disruption for residents and we continue to work with Keepmoat and Newcastle City Council to address these issues and minimise the disruption to local residents. If any residents experience problems, please do get in touch." 

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Building for Denton's future

Work continues on the £15million redevelopment of the former Dunblane Crescent flats site.  The scheme will see a mix of 2, 3 & 4 bedroom homes as well bungalows, apartments for over...

Newcastle Labour would like to thank Kerry Allibhai following her decision to stand down from her role as a Councillor for South Jesmond.

Kerry was elected in May 2015 and has worked hard for residents in South Jesmond during her time as a Councillor, as well as serving on Licensing Committee and Overview and Scrutiny Committee.  Kerry is standing down to focus on her family, raising her two young children, and on her career.

Kerry stated “Having considered my current circumstances, I have decided that it would be unfair to my constituents if I carried on as their elected representative, without being able to give them the time they deserve.  It has been a huge privilege to represent them on the City Council.”

Leader Nick Forbes said,

“Thank you to Kerry for all of her hard work on behalf of residents in South Jesmond and for the roles that she held on Newcastle City Council. Kerry has been a strong campaigner on behalf of residents in South Jesmond and for the Labour Party across Newcastle.

“We wish Kerry and her family all the best for the future.”

An election for the seat will take place in May 2018, when all seats on Newcastle City Council will be up for election

 

Newcastle Labour thank Kerry

Newcastle Labour would like to thank Kerry Allibhai following her decision to stand down from her role as a Councillor for South Jesmond. Kerry was elected in May 2015 and...


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