Amble Town Council

Meeting set to discuss Paddlers

The town council is set for talks with Northumberland County Council to try to progress plans to transform the Paddlers area.

The consultants who have been working on the scheme are also due to attend the meeting, which is scheduled for September 9.

Concept ideas put forward include a fitness trail and some sort of water play.

Issues raised over new footpath

A wheelchair user has raised concerns about Amble West cemetery, saying that the new footpath is not wheelchair friendly.

The issue has been raised by a Mr Heggarty, who has problems accessing his mother’s grave.

he town council is looking into it.

Bid to stop speeding drivers

Viable options will be explored to see if a long-standing problem of speeding motorists along Lindisfarne Road can be tackled once and for all.

Coun Peter Robinson conducted a survey with residents to gauge their feelings about traffic-calming measures on the stretch and said that the majority were in favour.

He told members that the people he spoke to would like to see some sort of chicane, instead of speed bumps.

The town council has said it will ask the county council to look into the matter. The issue will be raised with the police.

Coun Robert Arckless agreed to speak to county-council officers to explore viable options, but said: “Lindisfarne Road has been an issue for 25 years and efforts have been made before to try to deal with the situation.

“The problem is whenever a formal consultation has been done to reach a solution, a consensus cannot be reache

Foul-smell complaints

A resident has contacted the town council to kick up a stink about foul smells at the Moir Seafoods factory, at Coquet Enterprise Park. Coun Robert Arckless said: “The problem is the way that they store the by-products. It needs to be better handled and the proprietor has promised to do that. I can understand why people get upset, it can be unpleasant.” Tyneside-based Moir Seafoods took on the former Young’s Seafood factory in 2012.

Councillors back litter action

The town council has welcomed an initiative by the county council to tackle litter louts and target dog-fouling hotspots. On Wednesday, July 23, the authority held an enforcement day and issued four fixed-penalty notices.

Town council gives donations

The town council has given £200 to Amble’s Brambles nursery, which needs cash to buy sensory equipment and help with advertising. The council donated £500 to Amble Community Sports Development Centre for CCTV/alarm system.