Freedom for my child – Jo’s story

Over the coming month #City4Kids is our focus – Newcastle Council are worried about families and young people leaving our city and with good reason too. Our politicians must start thinking about families, and start talking about what the city should offer to our young people. We have to ask. What is it like to grow up in Newcastle as a young person? What is it like to bring up children here? Jo Ellis, one of our members, came to our last campaign social evening with her newborn son. Here are her thoughts: The last time I was on a[…]

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Creating an Inclusive Cycling Network

We want to see Newcastle become a #city4kids where people raise a family and choose to stay. This means that the council has to start planning and building an inclusive cycle network that support the diverse range of people living in Newcastle and cater for the day to day activities citizens routinely get up to. Over a number of upcoming articles we will take a more detailed look at the different elements that make up a well designed inclusive cycling network and show how the council should start planning for these. In this article we provide an overview of the features[…]

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Kidical Mass Newcastle

Newcastle hosted its first Kidical Mass on 1 July this year. Organised by parents of children from St Teresa’s and West Jesmond primary schools, the event attracted families from all over the city. Newcycling supported the event and it reinforced the importance of getting councillors to sign up to creating a #city4kids in Newcastle. This will be our focus in the run up to next year’s election. Over a hundred adults and children took to the streets in Heaton and Jesmond to cycle into the city centre on some of our new cycle paths. We had babies on bike seats[…]

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Our call for donations – Grow Your Tenner 2017

October means it’s Grow Your Tenner time again! The “double-your-donation” match-funding scheme opens at 10am on Tuesday 17 October and runs until midday on Thursday 17 November, or until the funding pot runs out – whichever comes first. Last year we raised over £1,500 and this year, with your help, we hope to raise even more! If you’d like to participate please mark Tuesday 16 October in your calendar now. However, we will remind you on the day, just in case. To donate,
simply go to https://localgiving.com/charity/newcycling and please don’t forget to register for gift aid to make your donation go even further.[…]

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