MONEY EARMARKED FOR PADDLERS TALKS
The town council has made up to £5,000 available for a feasibility study/consultation report to be carried out regarding the future of The Paddlers. Mayor Craig Weir said: “This has dragged on for long enough. It is about time something was done.”
MOVES BEING TAKEN FOR SPEED CAMERA
Coun Jeff Watson has contacted Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird, to ask her for her support over attempts to have a permanent speed camera installed at the bottom of The Wynd to help improve road safety.
PLAQUES HIGHLIGHT WAR GRAVES
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has installed a plaque at both the East and West cemeteries to say that there are Commonwealth War Graves at each of the sites.
GESTURE TO HONOUR FALLEN HEROES
The council will sponsor the flower bed at the bottom of The Wynd to commemorate the First World War.
RESIDENT CARRIES OUT LITTER-PICK
A resident filled up 10 bags of rubbish along Acklington Road. Last month, the town council raised concerns about the tidiness of the area. On Thursday night, Coun Jane Dargue said that James Calvert Spence College is taking the issue seriously and has spoken to its students about litter.
NEW LIGHTS FITTED AT WAR MEMORIAL
New LED lights, which are energy efficient, have been fitted at the war memorial after one light was damaged by a kicked football and another two flooded with water.