North Sunderland Parish Council

New regime for emptyhing

Following reports of the litter left by the bins in the village over the bank holiday weekend, new ward member Coun John Woodman explained that in future the county council is going to trial a split-shift system with two people on which will mean bins are emptied until 8.30pm in the evenings. Members welcomed the news.

Improved service for summertime

Coun Tom Orrin reported that the addition of a Travelsure 418 service from May 25 will mean that, combined with the Arriva services, the village will roughly have an hourly service through until the end of October.

Police to target coastal speeders

Sgt Andy Pullen told the meeting that new funding meant a Community Speed Watch programme will be run from Seahouses, covering Bamburgh, Beadnell, Chathill and Swinhoe, and appealed for volunteers.

Progress on the bollards front

Some of the bollards have finally been installed on St Aidan’s after extensive delays. However, not all of them are up yet and Coun David Donaldson pointed out that the second bank holiday weekend is soon.

Car parking fears for homes scheme

Members had no objections to plans to build two properties on land behind the Links Hotel in Seahouses, but suggested that one parking space per five-bedroom house was insufficient, claiming three was more appropriate.