Save Newcastle Wildlife was established in early 2015 as a campaign group to protect Newcastle’s green belt and its wildlife and to improve public access to the countryside.
We are a constituted group with over 400 members, with whom we communicate regularly by email and engage with through social media, including Facebook and Twitter. Our website is currently under reconstruction.
Aims and Objectives
- To protect and enhance biodiversity in Newcastle and the surrounding conurbations
- To protect green belt land in Newcastle and the surrounding conurbations
- To improve public access to the countryside in Newcastle and the surrounding conurbations
- To promote public knowledge and appreciation of local wildlife in Newcastle and the surrounding conurbations
Membership is open to any member of the general public who has contacted Save Newcastle Wildlife and expressed an interest in supporting the group. We meet with members at least once every three months.
We opposed the original Blue House Roundabout scheme on the grounds that it would devour a large part of Dukes Moor and Little Moor and result in the loss of a significant number of mature trees in one of the city’s most cherished green spaces. We played an active role in encouraging people to oppose the scheme and in garnering support for the March on the Moor.
We hope future proposals for the Blue House Roundabout will be more sympathetic to the natural environment and not result in loss of trees or green space. We would like to see a citywide approach to improving public transport and the active promotion of sustainable transport methods, which could significantly reduce congestion at key junctions in the city and thus alleviate the need for motorway style junctions near residential areas.