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November 30, 2008 3:28 AM

:: Allotment news

Newcastle's allotments are undergoing something of resurgence as more people become interested in growing their own food.

There are allotment sites in several parts of Heaton and High Heaton.

Councillor Greg Stone says: "If you are interested in taking on an allotment plot, please get in touch with us and we will arrange to put you in touch with the allotment officers."

:: Lottery grant

The Heritage Lottery Fund has confirmed a £4.5 million award for renovations to the Jesmond Dene Parks.

Councillor Greg Stone, Parliamentary spokesman for Newcastle East, says: "This has been in the pipeline for a long time but the news means that work can now go ahead.

"In addition to improvements to Millfield House and Pets Corner including a visitor centre, we have requested that a more robust road safety plan is introduced to stop irresponsible driving in the Dene."

Paddy Freemans park playground will also receive funding for new equipment.

:: Pedestrian safety

Councillor Greg Stone recently took part in a walkabout with residents and the Living Streets charity that campaigns for removing clutter from streets to make them safer and more attractive.

Greg says: "The event was very useful and Living Streets is to submit a report to the highways department making recommendations for improvements."

A new "driver feedback" speed control sign has finally been installed at the north end of Chillingham Road and double yellow lines have been extended at Cartington Terrace to improve sightlines to help cut accidents.