Alnwick Town Council: June meeting round-up

The public toilets in The Shambles in Alnwick town centre.
The public toilets in The Shambles in Alnwick town centre.

Alnwick Town Council has agreed to pay an outstanding invoice relating to the refurbishment of the public toilets in the Shambles, but has ‘expressed its disappointment with some of the works undertaken and asked the county council to ensure improve standards of maintenance and cleaning are put into operation’.

Town twinning

Coun Ken Moore recently visited Time Kommune, Alnwick’s twin town in Norway, as a member of the Friends of Bryne.

He told members that the trip was a real success and called on Alnwick Town Council to invite the Mayor of Time Kommune and two others to visit Alnwick in August next year to mark the 30th anniversary of the twinning arrangement between the two communities.

This was agreed and the details of the visit will be worked out by the council’s finance and policy committee.

Coun Moore also said that Time Kommune is getting a new high school and a link is being set up with Alnwick’s high school.

Boundary change

A boundary change looks set to place between Alnwick and Denwick parishes to ensure that development to the south of the town is included within the Alnwick boundary.

It is proposed that the new boundary to the south of Alnwick will be the Rugley Burn on one side and the A1 trunk road on the other, linked by the unnamed road running north from Rugley Farm.

Denwick Parish Council has agreed to the change and Northumberland County Council will now make the order which will spark a three of four-week consultation.

Diary date

The next meeting of Alnwick Town Council will take place on Thursday, July 9, at 7.15pm, in the St James’ Church Centre, Pottergate.