The litter pick was organised by Newcastle University Students’ Union’s Raising and Giving Society (RAG) and coordinated by committee members of Keep Jesmond Clean (KJC) at Jesmond Library. The 200 student volunteers who litter-picked had signed up to participate in a one-week fundraising effort to raise £8,000 for six charities. RAG president Jack Green says that target has now been exceeded.
Sub-zero temperatures, slippery pavements and a good amount of frozen waste didn’t stop 25 students from Newcastle and Northumbria universities from litter-picking in Jesmond last weekend
Electoral services officers from Newcastle Council were at Newcastle University talking to students about the importance of registering to vote, reports Thomas Goodall
Ronnie Reid has been elected Newcastle University Students’ Union president. Last week, JesmondLocal spoke to the four candidates, focusing on issues surrounding Jesmond. Reid was asked about his views on current student-permanent residents relations and ways in which he would improve them, telling JesmondLocal he wants to “expand
Local residents are keen to see a London-style tap and travel ticketing service, Dom Partridge reports
A meeting was held last month to discuss how to handle fraught student-permanent resident relations, Morgan Ayre reports
£27,000-worth of fines have been given to students, data seen by JesmondLocal show
JesmondLocal held a public debate on how to ease the tension between residents and students, Valentina Egorova reports
Newcastle’s university bosses, student union presidents, local councillors and residents representatives will meet later this month to discuss recent tensions in Jesmond and explore solutions for bringing the student and resident communities closer together.
One in three properties in Jesmond are registered as exempt from council tax for student purposes, Morgan Ayre reports