Longhoughton Parish Council round-up

Group Captain Rich Jacobs, right.
Group Captain Rich Jacobs, right.

A project to establish a wildflower meadow in Boulmer is ‘finely balanced’.

Progress in the scheme has been stalled, due to a delay in obtaining quotes. It means that time is running out to clear and establish the plot before the winter kicks in.

If there is no news in the next couple of days, it is likely that the start of the project will be pushed back to spring next year.

• A vehicle was clocked whizzing through Longhoughton at 45mph by Community Speed Watch volunteers. The group was monitoring North End southbound on Monday for a half-hour period. It was one of two vehicles, out of 62 that passed, breaking the 30mph limit. A check on Boulmer Road last Friday showed one speeding vehicle out of 52.

• RAF Boulmer’s new Group Captain Rich Jacob was introduced to the council. He said he was very pleased to be in the area, which he described as beautiful. “I am very much looking forward to the next two years here,” he said.

• Coun Eleanor Phillips will try to get an update on what is planned for the former Johnnie Johnson Housing plot. She will speak to Arch – The Northumberland Development Company. Coun Phillips said the firm had told her earlier this year that a small housing scheme was planned, but nothing has been forthcoming.

• Concerns have been raised about the Boulmer Road/North End junction. RAF Boulmer representative Simon Buist said: “It should be looked at again. It is a potential danger.”

• The parish council is to find out more about the costs involved in creating a neighbourhood plan, before making a decision on whether to proceed.

• The next Longhoughton Parish Council meeting will be held at the village’s Westfield Park on Monday, November 21, starting at 7.30pm.