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Old June 28th, 2017, 07:47 PM   #401
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Another high quality development at Stephenson Quarter. Great to see a retention and improvement of what has become a thriving public space.
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Finally a central place to have a water feature and the ability to host some events to the masses.
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Old July 2nd, 2017, 11:40 AM   #403
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That's one thing we currently lack, decent water features / fountains, as discussed (many times) on the 'Public Realm' thread.
Indeed.. Even Sunderland and Bradford have a water feature!
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Old July 14th, 2017, 10:55 AM   #404
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Public Telephone Kiosk

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There's another rash of applications for these kiosks currently on NeCC planning.
It appears you only need an Ofcom licence.
Saw this item on the BBC England website.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-40230216
Noticed that the recent applications have been refused, for example:

2017/0812/01/NOT | Notification of Telecommunications: Siting of public telephone kiosk | Pavement Outside Of Tiger Tiger The Gate Newgate Street Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5TG
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Address Pavement Outside Of Tiger Tiger The Gate Newgate Street Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5TG
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1 The telephone kiosk by reason of its siting, would result in the introduction of an incongruous and unexpected feature within the street scene, creating increased visual clutter to the detriment of the character and appearance of the Central Conservation Area and the setting of nearby listed buildings. The proposal is contrary to the National Planning Policy Framework, Sections 66 and 72 of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act (1990), the adopted Core Strategy Policies CS15 and UC14 and Unitary Development Plan Policies C2, H2, ED6 and EN1.1.

2 The information submitted by the applicant is not considered adequate to properly assess the impact upon highway safety of the proposal. Without a suitable scaled plan indicating the exact size and location of the kiosk in relation to existing street furniture and the pavement width a full assessment on its impact upon highway safety cannot be made. It is not clear whether the kiosk would be situated on an established traders pitch. Therefore the proposal cannot be determined to be in accordance with UDP Policy T7.1 and the NPPF.
Worth noting that a previous tranche of similar applications which were also refused are currently the subject of appeals.
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Old July 16th, 2017, 06:22 PM   #405
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Fishquay Seats

A good use for wooden pallets in these seats on North Shields Fishquay - snaps taken 13th July 2017.




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Old July 31st, 2017, 10:11 AM   #406
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Annual flower garden at St Thomas The Martyr Church, St Mary's Place, Newcastle - pictures 30/07/17

The 2016 flower garden at grounds of St Thomas The Martyr Church, St Mary's Place, Newcastle was covered in posts #301 onwards

These pictures by myself showing some pictures of the same area on Sunday 30/07/17

















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Old July 31st, 2017, 11:48 AM   #407
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The 2016 flower garden at grounds of St Thomas The Martyr Church, St Mary's Place, Newcastle was covered in posts #301 onwards

These pictures by myself showing some pictures of the same area on Sunday 30/07/17



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Seeing the scaffolding in Ken's new photos, it would be nice to think that - after more than 50 years of delay - they are actually thinking of finally cleaning the black soot off the church . . . but I bet that isn't what they are doing.

Such as shame, St Thomas' could look like this painting of it, one day . . .

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Old July 31st, 2017, 12:35 PM   #408
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St Thomas The Martyr Church

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Seeing the scaffolding in Ken's new photos, it would be nice to think that - after more than 50 years of delay - they are actually thinking of finally cleaning the black soot off the church . . . but I bet that isn't what they are doing.

Such as shame, St Thomas' could look like this painting of it, one day . . .

Repairs to the roof are underway - this from the St Thomas The Martyr Church web site @ http://www.sttomsnewcastle.org.uk/ne...airs-start.php

Roof repairs start



Thanks to money given by lottery players, the church will be able to host many more events and visitors.

St Thomas’ Church at Haymarket in Newcastle has received a confirmed award of £105,900 towards essential repairs to the roof, and to install toilets, including an accessible toilet. Thanks to money given by lottery players, the church will be able to host many more events and visitors. The roof work is starting this week and will continue for about 8 weeks; we then pause for the busy season around November & December, and in January we install the toilets. By next Easter the church should be ready for much greater use.

St Thomas‘ is widely known. What most people don’t know is that when it rains volunteers have to move buckets to catch the drips, but we get no government funding to help. The church has no accessible toilet. What should be such a welcoming building is limited, and the people of St Thomas' long to return the building to being a centre for the community.

Cc RELIGIOUS BUILDINGS, Churches and other Religious Places - Newcastle and the North East
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Old August 3rd, 2017, 12:26 PM   #409
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Come on Newcastle City Council, get your finger out.

11 days sine the Pride Parade yet this sign indicating the closure of Gallowgate still in position - perhaps a pride in the City is required?


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Old August 4th, 2017, 12:17 PM   #410
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Barras Bridge Floral Display

Good to see Newcastle City Council's floral display in Barras Bridge - photographed 2nd August 2017.








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Old August 6th, 2017, 02:40 PM   #411
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Britain in Bloom judges arrive in Pont next Wednesday

From today's Morpeth Herald @ http://www.morpethherald.co.uk/news/...sday-1-8685801
Britain in Bloom judges arrive in Pont next Wednesday
6 August 2017


A floral display on Coates Green.

Ponteland is preparing for a visit by Royal Horticultural Society judges next week to rate its bid for a coveted Britain in Bloom award.

It is the region’s hope for the small town category in the national competition, having won gold medals for the past five years in the Northumbria in Bloom contest.

A group of volunteers, led by former Ponteland Mayor Robin Ramsay and former town councillor Joyce Butcher, has spent months working on the entry, supported by various local organisations, numerous local businesses and the high school. The tasks have included weeding, litter picking, general tidying up and the creation of stunning floral displays.

Ponteland Mayor Alan Varley said: “The response from the businesses, organisations and the community has been overwhelming this year and the town council would like to thank our contractors – Iain Clough, Michael Champion, Jim Scott, and Derek and Calum Sherlock. A big thank you must go to former councillors Joyce Butcher and Robin Ramsay, who despite stepping down from the town council in May have provided a great deal of help with both the national and regional entries.”

There are 78 finalists, from Aberdeen to St Helier in Jersey, all being assessed across three key criteria: horticultural achievement; community participation and environmental responsibility. An awards event will be held in Llandudno, North Wales, on Friday, October 27.

Read more at: http://www.morpethherald.co.uk/news/...sday-1-8685801
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Old August 9th, 2017, 08:02 PM   #412
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149-155 New Bridge Street

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Fresh application on the plot @ 149-155 New Bridge Street

2017/0939/01/ADV | Display of 2No. 48 sheet freestanding double sided LED advertising display unit | Vacant Land Formerly 149-155 New Bridge Street Newcastle upon Tyne
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The principle of LED advertisement displays has been established at this location with the consent previously granted for the display of 1no.48sheet LED advertising display (2016/0867/01/ADV).
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Old August 29th, 2017, 01:40 PM   #413
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Blyth Quayside Seating

These seats have been installed along Blyth Quayside - looking like boats?

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Old September 13th, 2017, 03:58 PM   #414
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NE1 Fountain Aspiration

The oft discussion on City Centre fountains, or lack of them........

From the NE1 latest magazine - an aspiration for a fountain at the top of Grey Street. https://www.getintonewcastle.co.uk/c...o/ne1-magazine


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Old September 13th, 2017, 04:05 PM   #415
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The oft discussion on City Centre fountains, or lack of them........

From the NE1 latest magazine - an aspiration for a fountain at the top of Grey Street. https://www.getintonewcastle.co.uk/c...o/ne1-magazine


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Pleeeaaase... top of the big market, timed to go off randomly late at night or with a device to soak the drinks for a quid, You d eliminate central government cuts in a year
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Pleeeaaase... top of the big market, timed to go off randomly late at night or with a device to soak the drinks for a quid, You d eliminate central government cuts in a year
I did look at the aspiration and think about the months of time/cost associated with putting right the pedestrianised area in that part of Grey Street.

Perhaps one suitable place for such a fountain would be on the piazza to the immediate east of the Central Station portico?
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Old September 13th, 2017, 05:23 PM   #417
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I did look at the aspiration and think about the months of time/cost associated with putting right the pedestrianised area in that part of Grey Street.

Perhaps one suitable place for such a fountain would be on the piazza to the immediate east of the Central Station portico?
Can I still use it to soak drunks ?

There are a few of these about. Bradford has one as does Belfast and of course Somerset House.

There must be some engineering challenges to making them work - it's not just one pipe to a nozzle.

I also wonder if being further north [set climate change to one side] there might be issues with a much higher probability of frost/freezing... though that might make my 'drunk soaking' even more fun..
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They seem to work fine in Sunderland - and on quite an exposed site - and are nicely lit.

Newcastle has some gorgeous (!) pockets of blank paving... but never really did well at the modern 'animation' of public spaces - with lighting, water, furniture etc. Central Station area feels particularly 'off the shelf' and functional.

Of course there's a few follies and things on the quayside - albeit tired and shabby (eg swirle pavilion).

Hull, Belfast, Manchester, Sheffield etc are all very good at this.
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Can I still use it to soak drunks ?

There are a few of these about. Bradford has one as does Belfast and of course Somerset House.

There must be some engineering challenges to making them work - it's not just one pipe to a nozzle.

I also wonder if being further north [set climate change to one side] there might be issues with a much higher probability of frost/freezing... though that might make my 'drunk soaking' even more fun..
Keel Square, Sunderland has a working public fountain, so any climatic problems must have been overcome.

Edit: Just noticed paddytoonleics making the same point.
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I have written to NE1 suggesting (as I did earlier in this thread) the new "soon to be landscaped" area in front of the VITA Student Accommodation building opposite Central Station.

It would be perfect for a permanent Fountain / Water feature.
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