Our Newcastle Pioneers

Please meet our Green Street Newcastle Pioneers.

The Green Street Pioneers Newcastle initiative is a programme dedicated to helping businesses become more environmentally sustainable. We’re working with 25 independent retail and hospitality businesses in the heart of Newcastle East in collaboration with BIPC Newcastle to help them become greener and build a sustainable community.

These businesses are all committed to making their business more sustainable and offering a more planet-friendly experience for their customers. When they have signed up to the manifesto below they will display the Green Street-branded window sticker, so that customers can more easily choose to support planet-friendly businesses.

Meet the Green Street Pioneers

109 General Store

109 Heaton Park Road, NE6 5NR

A family run general store combining a more traditional way of shopping with a desire to minimise waste. 109 sells plastic free alternatives; has Newcastle’s first milk refill station; and supports local businesses and the local community. 

 

Big River Bakery

42 Wretham Place, NE2 1XU

Commercial bakery, shop, cafe and training space changing the world one loaf at a time. Big River Bakery works with local businesses, communities and charities to deliver social value into the local area.

Block & Bottle

188 Heaton Road, NE6 5HP

The go to place for free range meat, craft beer, natural wine and charcuterie in the North East.

Cook House

Foundry Lane, Ouseburn, NE6 1LH

Casual, all day dining, focused on food, but most of all hospitable and convivial. Featured in the Good Food Guide in 2016 as one of the top 25 new entries, the restaurant has been in the guide every year since.

Cumberland Arms

James Place Street, Ouseburn, NE6 1LD

The Cumberland Arms celebrates life, family and culture; preserving traditional craft beer and celebrating performance, encouraging innovation in the arts and in the events it hosts.

Curvy Sounds

31 Heaton Hall Road, NE6 5NQ

Musical Instrument shop in Newcastle offering a range of instruments both old and new, alongside full repair services and vintage instrument restoration.

Elder Beer

290 Chillingham Road, NE6 5LQ

Bar and beer shop in Heaton. Elder beer has an online shop offering retail delivery, is dog friendly and has a heated beer garden.

Estate Tea Co

84 Heaton Road, NE6 5HL

Estate Tea Co specialises in superior quality and single estate loose leaf teas.

Flea Circus

210 Warwick Street, NE2 1BB

A department store of independent sellers and creatives, in the city’s thriving cultural quarter. Flea Circus sells a range of vintage treasures from furniture, homewares, vinyl and books, to comics, clothes, electronics and accessories.

Flint Pizza + Wine

218a Chillingham Road, NE6 5LP

Neapolitan pizza and natural wine bar.

Fork in the Rose

63 Heaton Road, NE6 5HE

Breakfast cafe and flower shop featuring locally sourced products. Dog & family friendly. 

Heaton Perk

103-105 Heaton Park Road, NE6 5NR

Sister cafe to 109 General Store, Heaton Perk is a welcoming coffee shop with a bohemian flavour and relaxed, homely ambiance.

Humphrey & Wilson

116-120 Heaton Road, NE6 5HN

Award winning 5* hair & beauty salon.

A Little Piece of Sky

186 Heaton Road, NE6 5HP

Vegetarian and plant based deli offering a selection of veggie and vegan sarnies, wraps, pies and cakes all homemade and freshly prepared on site.

The Old Coal Yard

12 Elizabeth Street, NE61JS

Home to Northern Alchemy brewery, the Old Coal Yard is a brewery through the week that then transforms into a tap room and live music venue every weekend.

Newcastle Wood Recycling

The Wood Yard, Welbeck Road, NE6 2PA

Non-profit organisation providing community wood recycling services and volunteering opportunities. The Wood Yard also houses a reclaimed timber yard and a sustainability led retail shop. 

Neighbourhood Heaton

214 Chillingham Road, NE6 5LP

A neighbourhood coffee shop in Heaton.

Northern Rye

4 Riverside Walk, NE6 1LX

Northern Rye is an artisan, small-batch bakery specialising in sourdough bread, sandwiches, and great coffee. Their cruffins have become legendary, and their sandwich collaborations will keep you coming back for more.

Ouseburn Farm

Ouseburn Road, NE1 2PA

Ouseburn Farm is a charity and working community farm in the urban heart of Newcastle upon Tyne. The site features a city farm, visitor venue, a care farm, an event space and a visitor cafe.

Recyke Y'Bike

Lauran House, 164 Brinkburn Street, Byker, NE6 2AR

Community bike recycling charity based in Byker offering refurbished bicycles, parts, accessories, volunteering and training courses.

Restoland

128 Shields Road, NE6 1DS

Restoland brings the whole array of flavours, vibrancy, and delicious dishes and juices the Caribbean has to offer to Newcastle. Restoland applies a zero waste approach by donating unsold food to charities for vulnerable people.

Sabor Mediterranean

234 Shields Road, NE6 1DU

Sabor Mediterranean offers a true experience of delicious Mediterranean cuisines in Byker, Newcastle.

Secret Lengths

188-192 Chillingham Road, NE6 5LN

Award winning salon specialising in hair colouring and hair extensions.

Sketch's Sandwiches

262 Chillingham Road, NE6 5LQ

Classic sandwich shop with great variety, good quality ingredients and home of the breakfast burrito.

Zees

132 Heaton Park Road, NE6 5NR

Zees is a little DIY independent coffee shop on Heaton Park Road, brewing excellent coffee daily.

Keep coming back to meet the new Green Street Pioneers as they join us

The Green Street Manifesto

We are working towards making our business and our high street more sustainable and planet friendly, together with other independent businesses.

We are reducing our energy consumption by using more energy efficient equipment, changing our behaviours and monitoring our energy usage.

We are taking steps to prevent, recycle and reuse as much of our waste as possible.

We are reducing the amount of packaging we use and pass on to our customers.

We are eliminating as much single use plastic as possible from our business.

We are actively exploring stocking locally sourced and more sustainable products and services for our customers.

We are sharing our learnings and collaborating closely with our suppliers for a greener supply chain.

We will inspire and make it easier for our customers and our team to make sustainable changes and become more planet friendly.

1.

We are reducing our energy consumption by using more energy efficient equipment, changing our behaviours and monitoring our energy usage.

2.

We are taking steps to prevent, recycle and reuse as much of our waste as possible.

3.

We are reducing the amount of packaging we use and pass on to our customers.

4.

We are eliminating as much single use plastic as possible from our business.

5.

We are actively exploring stocking locally sourced and more sustainable products and services for our customers.

6.

We are sharing our learnings and collaborating closely with our suppliers for a greener supply chain.

7.

We will inspire and make it easier for our customers and our team to make sustainable changes and become more planet friendly.

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