What's been happening on Blackett Street?

We closed Blackett Street to all traffic during 10 weekends this summer while the Great Exhibition of the North took place.
The first of these weekend closures took place on Saturday 30 June and Sunday 1 July and the final closure was Saturday 1 September and Sunday 2 September.

Why was the road closed?

We did this to enable a series of events to take place on and around Blackett Street during the Great Exhibition.
These events, which were not organised by the city council, included family fun weekends, the Pride march and the HSBC Let’s Ride event.
By removing traffic from the street we wanted to create a more pleasant area for people.

What did people think about the closures?

Here’s what some of the businesses on Blackett Street thought.

Blackett Street weekend closures

Did you enjoy chilling out on Blackett Street during the weekend closures this summer? Here's what some of the businesses down there thought of it. #BlackettStreet Get Into Newcastle : Visit Newcastle City Centre, NE1 www.newcastle.gov.uk/blackettstreet Vans Store Newcastle Waterstone's Newcastle upon Tyne Berry's Jewellers Kiehl's Since 1851 The Botanist Newcastle Goldsmiths Molton Brown

Posted by Our Newcastle, our great city on Friday, 7 September 2018

We also carried out some surveys and invited people to give their feedback online about what they thought of the closure.

The surveys have now ended so thank you if you added your comments and views. We'll provide an update once we've looked at all the feedback we received.

What are the longer-term plans for Blackett Street?

We are considering a permanent closure of Blackett Street in the longer-term but no final decisions have been made and this would be subject to further consultation.
The weekend closures this summer were temporary arrangements to facilitate a number of events during the Great Exhibition of the North.


Page last updated: 
27 September 2018
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