Hopefully, you will have heard about the Parks Consultation being conducted by Newcastle City Council. The Consultation will continue until 21st April 2017. The Council is seeking views on its proposal to transfer the operation, delivery and maintenance of a large proportion of the city’s parks and allotments to a new Charitable Trust. Jesmond Dene and its linked parks are all included in this proposal.

A number of public engagement drop-in Events have been held across the city. If you missed them, the information provided at these Events is still available online at https://letstalknewcastle.co.uk/surveys/info/470 and you can still complete the Consultation Survey, until 21st April.

The next stage of the Consultation is Workshops. These are being run by Open Lab, a cross-disciplinary research centre at Newcastle University. The website says: We are offering a number of 2 hour workshops, which provide you with opportunities to explore specific aspects of the Council’s proposals for Newcastle’s Parks, and share your ideas. Workshops are for groups of no more than 25 people on a first come, first served basis. To book your place, follow the link at https://letstalkparks.co.uk/workshop-signup/ indicating your preferred workshop date and location.