Newcastle upon Tyne

LAB Hold
Party Seats Change +/-
Labour Seats 52 Seats +/- +1
Liberal Democrat Seats 24 Seats +/- -2
Independent Seats 2 Seats +/- +1

Council background

Type
Metropolitan District Council
Seats up
27 seats up for election - Third
Boundary change
No

Latest updates Newcastle City Council

10.03.2017

17:11

Parks cost-cutting plan wins support

A controversial plan to transfer parks in Newcastle to a charity has been given support from a trust in Milton Keynes. 

Newcastle Council is consulting on a plan to continue owning the city's parks and allotments while transferring their day-to-day running to an independent charity. 

The idea is to reduce costs in the face of funding pressures and a similar plan was put into action by Milton Keynes in 1992. 

Philip Bowsher, from the charitable trust that runs parks there, says the arrangement means that there are no competing demands for the cash, and any income generated is ploughed back in. 

There are so many advantages having a trust dedicated to looking after the parks.

02.03.2017

00:34

Most lucrative bus lane cameras revealed

Some bus lanes are making from £1,000 to £6,000 a day each as drivers are caught on camera.

24.02.2017

11:36

Leazes Park vandals sought

Newcastle City Council is hunting for vandals who damaged Leazes Park.

10:33

Park vandal attack 'heartbreaking'

Police investigate after Victorian balustrades are smashed and the bandstand damaged.

08.02.2017

16:11

Parks 'run by charity' plan revealed

A council considers handing over the running of its 32 parks to charity and volunteers in a bid to save money.

15.01.2017

12:17

Home building project wins £11.8m

Newcastle City Council is awarded £11.8m government money to build affordable homes

30.11.2016

14:43

North East councils tackle empty homes

North-east of England councils tackle what they say is a higher than average rate of vacant properties.

29.11.2016

14:03

Rethink on council's £3,800 pay cut

Newcastle City Council reconsiders plans to axe shift allowances which would have cut some staff pay by more than £3,800 a year.

20.11.2016

15:00

Housing protest on area's 'last' green

Residents have staged a protest over plans to build houses on the "last" area of open green space on their estate.

02.11.2016

10:52

Council staff face £3,800 pay cut

Some Newcastle City Council staff face a pay cut of more than £3,800 a year amid plans to axe shift allowances.
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