North Sunderland Parish Council

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Gratitute for lights and bulbs

Councillors thanked the Cubs and Scouts for their efforts planting bulbs, as well as the Christmas Lights Committee. Coun Donaldson said that they get better year after year.

Units wanted but trees are key

The council welcomed plans for 11 new industrial units at the North Sunderland Trading Estate, with chairman Coun Geoffrey Stewart saying “We need these units.” Members wanted to make sure that trees were planted for screening following past issues, but the applicant said he was happy to work with members.

Quiet month for crimes in village

PC Russell Hunter, beat manager for Seahouses, told the meeting there had been two crimes since the last meeting. Vodka and champagne were stolen from the Co-op on November 14, while a barman was assaulted at the Harbour Inn on Sunday, November 25. A man was arrested and released on bail.

Preparing for the winter months

Alongside the grit bins at the harbour, in Stone Close and in North Sunderland, new bins, paid for by Coun Pat Scott’s small schemes allowance, have been installed in Dunstan View, Harcar Court and North Lane. Coun Stewart said that he couldn’t see the fourth, which was due to be in South Lane.

Bollards causing problems again

The county council has removed the bollard on King Street behind the Co-op as it was repeatedly hit by lorries, but Coun Tom Orrin pointed out that it was supposed to protect the footpath from wagons.

Some of the new wooden bollards on Main Street had also been damaged.