Amble Town Council

Queen Street, Amble'Dune Amusements
Queen Street, Amble'Dune Amusements

Meeting set for traffic talks

A meeting is set to take place next month between Northumberland County Council officers and members of the town council, business club and development trust to discuss parking regualtions in the town. Moves to address a lack of parking, as well as traffic regulations and traffic flow in the town, are ongoing.

War heroes remembered

Amble is commemorating the start of the First World War next month.

The poignant event is on Saturday, August 2, and will start with a service at the town’s West Cemetery at 10am. This will include laying poppy posies on the Commonwealth graves at the site.

Members of the public are welcome to attend. At around 10.20am, there will be a band-led procession from the cemetery to the town war memorials in the Town Square.

The service will start at around 11am and will include the placing of 179 small wooden crosses in the grassed area behind the clock tower.

Each cross bears one of the names of the men from all the memorials within the town. The service will end with the National Anthem.

Amble Co-operative Funeralcare staff will serve free refreshments after the service.

Amble St Cuthbert’s Parish Church, in Church Street, will be hosting a First World War display throughout August.

Town council gives donations

The town council has agreed to make donations to two worthy causes. Amble Rangers, who are part of the Senior Section of Girl Guiding UK, will be given £224 to support their trip to London. The town council has also agreed to give £50 to the Amble Darts Open, which takes place in September at the Radcliffe Club.

Priorities for transport plan

The town council has put forward a list of recommendations for the Local Transport Plan 2014/15. One of the priorities is to try to make the section of road near to the chemist on Percy Street safer, possibly with some sort of traffic calming. Coun Robert Arckless said: “It is a busy stretch and can be very dangerous.”

Grass-cutting schedule plans

Amble Mayor Craig Weir has discussed grass-cutting with the county council. He said that it was clear that different areas in the town belonged to different organisations and he wanted to see some sort of joined-up schedule. The officer agreed to find out who was responsible and try to come up with a plan.