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Open Council Policies

Orange Charming

Urban Gardening

Improvised Construction

Art Stories

Public Bonsai


Public Archery

Corner Busking

Manhole Dancing

Pond Swapping

Public Glockenspiel

Reflexology Paving

Open Buildings

School Projects

Bin Spreading

The Sea


Policies Pending/


The Open Council works to get more ideas into more people in more places. We develop and promote experimental policies across Newcastle, acting as an independent body adjacent to Newcastle City Council.

We believe that Open Council policies have the power to change lives and communities, and to create opportunities for people throughout the city. Our aim is for everyone in Newcastle to have the opportunity to develop rich and varied experimental policies that make real sense in their everyday lives. We will ensure that more high quality policy ideas reach a wider range of people engaging them as both audience and participants.

This introduction is available in audio format here.

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