Beadnell Parish Council, September meeting

Members of Beadnell Parish Council held their September meeting in Beadnell WI Hall.

PC Alan Morton apologised for his absence but sent an email to report the theft of red diesel from the harbour.

He also said that complaints have been made by residents that some of the divers have stripping naked in full view of residents’ homes. Patrols have been set up and the divers informed.

The North Northumberland Coastal Area Neighbourhood Plan steering group has continued to consult the community, including owners of holiday homes.

An information survey is to be distributed to all households to share progress so far, seek evidence of housing need and consult owners of holiday homes. This will be launched at an event in Seahouses on October 14 in the Sports and Community Centre.

On October 22, there will be a drop-in event at Seahouses Methodist Church for people in need of housing to find out more about Homefinder and how to register.

Cemetery fees were reviewed and a 15 per cent increase agreed.

During public question time, an update on the 30mph issue at Swinhoe was given, advising that a request for inclusion in the Local Transport Plan has been sent to the county council. The possibility of using interactive speed signs was to be explored.

The bus shelter window has been broken again. Beadnell Community Volunteers are to carry out the repair with the possibility of using vandal-proof glass.

The issue of the dunes eroding in Beadnell Bay was raised.

The next meeting is on Wednesday, November 12, at 6.30pm in Beadnell WI Hall.