Greening Wingrove CIC Members Update 25.10.16

The Greening Wingrove Community Interest Company (CIC) is a community co-operative that aims to improve the appearance and social ambience of its area in the West End of Newcastle upon Tyne with the intention of creating a sustainable, inner-city garden suburb, reflecting the diversity of its population as Newcastle’s ‘Rainbow Ward’.

Not already a member of the Greening Wingrove CIC? Find out more HERE

Next Arthur’s Hill Litter Pick, Saturday 19th November, 11am

Our next monthly litter pick in Arthur’s Hill will take place on Saturday 19 November 2016.  We’ll be in the short streets such as Callerton Place and Chelsea Grove) between Brighton Grove and Croydon Road, and meeting outside the wine shop (opposite Brighton Food Stores) on Crossley Terrace at 11.00 am.

For more details of this and a number of other litter picks, contact Katrina Jordison, Community Organiser, via: katrina.jordison@corganisers.org.uk

Katrina is also planning another community meeting about the Greening Wingrove anti-litter campaign, and will be starting our independent monitoring of the City Council’s new communal bins that are being installed in terraced streets’ back lanes.  If you’d like to help Katrina, do get in touch.

Greening Wingrove CIC Annual General Meeting and Board Elections, Saturday 10th December 2016

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We’re starting to plan our next AGM which is set for Saturday 10 December 2016.  The timing is likely to be at 11.30 am but this will be confirmed shortly.  The venue will be the Pavilion at the Greening Wingrove Bike Garden.

If you are interested in becoming a Director of the CIC – contributing to our role in forward planning of the organisation, or even bringing a specific skill to the Board – then please do get in touch for a chat via: nigeltodd@phonecoop.coop

And for anyone who is interested in becoming a member of the CIC, there is a membership form on the Greening Wingrove website at: http://greeningwingrove.org.uk/why-its-good-to-join/

A Fruitful Nuns Moor Park Public Meeting Held on 1st November 2016 

Our public meeting to consider the future of Nuns Moor Park was well attended with about 40 people present and sharing ideas.  A fuller report is being sent to those who attended or expressed an interest in the meeting.  If you would like a copy, or would like to keep in touch with Park developments, just let us know via: nigeltodd@phonecoop.coop

In short, the meeting moved to set up a ‘hands on’ Friends of the Park group to help with maintenance and other items.  Several people also offered to join a Strategy Group to look at reviving the Park’s management plan as well as monitoring and responding to the City Council’s evolving thinking about the future management of Newcastle’s parks.

Trees available for planting 

We’ll be working with the WEA Greening Wingrove Project to plant a lot of trees up to next March.  If you are interested in having a free tree, or would like to help with the planting sessions, please contact Andrew Teasdale via : ATeasdale@wea.org.uk