Wooler Parish Council round-up: Plans, waste site and crime

The household waste recovery centre at Wooler.
The household waste recovery centre at Wooler.

Wooler Parish Council is to continue to express its strong concerns about proposals to reduce the opening hours of its waste site.

This is despite the fact that members feel the changes are ‘a fait accompli’ following discussions with officers from Northumberland County Council at a recent meeting where the issue was discussed.

The consultation on the changes, which would likely see the Wooler site open just four days a week, including the weekend, is still open and therefore the parish council wants to continue to push.

l Members were disappointed that plans for four detached houses at Glendale Nurseries had been refused as they want something done to clear up what is an eyesore site.

l PC Daniel Perry told the meeting that there had been four reported crimes in Wooler since the last parish council meeting a month previously.

There had been three public-order offences, which all had positive outcomes, and an assault, which is still under investigation. There had also been two calls about disorder towards Bridgend Caravan Park, to which police have been giving attention.

PC Perry also reported that he had been called to four road traffic collisions in his past four shifts, not in Wooler, but elsewhere on the A697, and warned people to be careful on the roads, particularly due to the influx of extra motorists during the summer.

l The neighbourhood plan steering group held a successful meeting recently and the next will take place on September 12.

l The new defibrillator in the bus station has now gone live.