North Sunderland Parish Council

Health and wellbeing event

The parish council is supporting a Health and Wellbeing day which will be held in the Chapel Hall in November.

Organised by the Belford Patient Participation Group (PPG), the day will promote a healthy lifestyle and provide useful information for people of all ages, from toddlers to the elderly.

The parish council has given £100 to the PPG to cover the cost of hall hire and help with marketing.

Belford PPG chairman Rosemary Ellis said: “The health and wellbeing day doesn’t relate to any particular practice, this day is for the benefit of all residents of Seahouses and the surrounding areas.”

Parish council chairman Geoffrey Stewart added: “This is a good thing to get started in the village.”

The event will take place in the Chapel Hall, Seahouses, on Wednesday, November 13, with a further event due to take place at the Bell View centre in Belford on November 20.

CALLS TO POLICE OF DOGS LEFT IN CARS

PC Geoff Craddock told Monday’s meeting of the parish council that police had received 10 calls from people concerned about dogs left in cars during the warm weather. He said that while one dog had not been very well, this had been elsewhere, and the dogs in Seahouses had been all right.

‘LIKE BEING AT THE PICTURE HOUSE’

The council wished the new Seahouses Hub project every success. The project at the Sports and Community Centre includes a cinema, and showed three films on Sunday. Chairman Geoff Stewart said: “I was at the film show for The Great Gatsby and it was a great event – it was like being at the picture house.”

CARS ‘ABANDONED’ ON TAYLOR STREET

PC Craddock told the meeting that the police had received a number of reports about vehicles abandoned on Taylor Street.

However, as this was a privately adopted road, he said the police did not have the power to get the vehicles moved, unless they were causing an obstruction.

PARKING ON KING STREET PAVEMENT

Coun Tom Orrin raised concerns that vehicles were parking on the footpath on King Street. PC Craddock said he would rather vehicles parked on the footpath – which was very wide – than obstruct the road, but said he would look out for cars parking on the path near the junctions as this was dangerous.