Newcastle City Council

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Election 2018 Results

LAB HOLD
Party Elected in 2018 Total councillors Change

PartyLabour

Elected in 2018 56 Total councillors 56 Change+1

PartyLiberal Democrat

Elected in 2018 19 Total councillors 19 Change-1

PartyIndependent

Elected in 2018 3 Total councillors 3 ChangeNo results
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Green campaigners slam Newcastle's climate change efforts

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Green campaigners say it is "a crime" that Newcastle is not doing more to tackle climate change.

Taymar Pitman, of the Newcastle Green Party, criticised the city council over its record on cutting carbon dioxide emissions.

At this week's full council meeting, she asked which of the 18 pledges made by the authority in 2010, which were intended to reduce the city's carbon emissions by 34% by 2020, have been achieved.

Coun Nick Kemp, cabinet member for environment, replied that CO2 emissions in the city have "reduced significantly", down 29% from 2005 to 2015.

However, he accepted that the council's climate change strategy needs updating this year and declined to provides updates on the 18 pledges because of the "significant time" it would take local authority officers to assess their progress.

Council bids to permanently pedestrianise city centre street

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Daniel Holland

One of Newcastle's busiest streets could be permanently pedestrianised if council bosses get their way.

Blackett Street was closed to vehicles for 10 weekends this summer so it could host street fairs during the Great Exhibition of the North.

It proved so popular that Newcastle City Council is keen to restrict access to all vehicles including buses.

It remains our intention to permanently restrict access to vehicles, including buses on Blackett Street in the longer term in order to create a cleaner, safer and more pleasant space in the heart of the city's main shopping area.

Councillor Arlene AinsleyCabinet member for transport and air quality at Newcastle City Council

However, the authority says that data collected over the summer "was not sufficient or robust enough" to judge whether the closures had the desired impact of improving the city centre's air quality.

A further study conducted by an independent data scientist in conjunction with the university also states that "the results of this analysis are inconclusive regarding permanent closure of the street".

Nitrogen dioxide emissions appeared to decrease during the weekend closures but pollution increased in streets adjacent to Blackett Street - where buses diverted to.

Raquel Henriques VazIndependent data scientist

Newcastle's Liberal Democrats are opposed to the proposal as the results have been inconclusive.

The report appears to show that whilst air quality improved on Blackett Street during the closures, it worsened at other city centre locations which may be linked to diversion of bus services.

Councillor Greg StoneNewcastle Lib Dem transport spokesman

Netting to be removed for kittiwakes' return

BBC Newcastle

Plans are being put in place to allow for the return of the River Tyne's famous colony of kittiwakes, after some died earlier this year from getting caught in netting on buildings.

The animals were getting stuck in the mesh that was put up to stop other birds nesting on the buildings (pictured).

Newcastle City Council now says it will invest in an electrical deterrent, that won't affect the kittiwakes

Posts on social media posted earlier this summer showed birds trapped in the netting on Lombard Street
BLTY WILDLIFE RESCUE
Posts on social media posted earlier this summer showed birds trapped in the netting on Lombard Street

Killingworth Road reopening: Announcement expected soon

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Daniel Holland

Drivers fed up with the longstanding closure of Killingworth Road will hopefully find out next month when it's due to reopen.

The part of the A189 in south Gosforth is one of Newcastle's busiest commuter routes and has been shut since July 2017 while a £13.5m project is carried out to widen the road and install a new Metro bridge.

It was originally due to open last March, before severe complications with gasworks led to the completion date being pushed back to June and then "early 2019".

Newcastle City Council has confirmed that it will announce its reopening date next month.

We would like to thank the travelling public for their patience during the closure of Killingworth Road and we would like to reassure everyone that we are doing everything we can to reopen this major commuter route as soon as it is safe and practicable to do so.

Councillor Arlene AinsleyMember for transport and air quality, Newcastle City Council

Newcastle taxis oppose clean air congestion charge proposal

Local Democracy Reporting Service

More than 1,000 people have backed a petition by taxi drivers to stop a clean air toll being imposed on Newcastle's roads.

The Newcastle Hackney Carriage Drivers Association fears the city council is considering imposing a charge of up to £12.50 to drive in the city centre.

Tyne bridges
Jeff Overs/BBC

The taxi drivers said the "injustice" would push prices up for motorists and commuters.

Newcastle City Council said no decision on a charging zone has been made.