Outer West

Outer West

Who Sold Sugley Dene?

Residents of Dumpling Hall and Lemington are concerned about the apparent sale of the southern half of Sugley Dene. Warning signs were put up stating there should be no trespassing as it was private land. Documents show it was originally owned by the council. John Gordon (pictured below at Sugley Dene) said:
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Labour’s Controversial Parks Proposal

Labour's Controversial Parks Proposal Unveiled   Kim McGuinness, Labour councillor for Lemington, has admitted that there has been “a notable decline” in the quality of play areas in Newcastle since Labour took control of the council and that it is now “policy to remove play equipment rather than replace it”.
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A1 Link Road Saved?

Local campaigners were celebrating after learning that Highways England is unlikely to be closing the Birchfield Gardens access to the Western Bypass when they widen and reduce the speed limit along the A1 between Scotswood and Brunton. Jason Smith, who was recently re-selected as the Newcastle First spokesman for
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School Crossing Patrols Nick-ed

As school crossing patrols disappear across Newcastle, the Leader of the Newcastle upon Tyne Community First Party has described his anger at the loss of such a vital service. Jason Smith said: "The Labour administration protected councillor jobs by insisting that Newcastle needs to keep its 78 councillors. Our
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Say No to Councillor Pay Increase and Save School Crossing Patrols

The Newcastle upon Tyne Community First Party is calling on Newcastle’s city councillors to vote against a proposal to give the Leader of Council a 42% increase in pay at its February meeting. The salary increase for the Leader is part of package of proposals that has the potential to add £90,772 to the pay bill
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