Amble Town Council round-up: Paddlers Park, one-way system and rubbish

Paddlers Park, Amble. Picture by Kimberley Powell
Paddlers Park, Amble. Picture by Kimberley Powell

A resident has raised concerns about ‘the growing problem’ of rubbish which is building up close to her house.

She said that the issue relates to land in Turner Street. In a letter to the town council, the resident stated: ‘With the amount of money that has been spent in Amble, this should be cleaned up.

‘Tourists and locals use The Braid opposite on a regular basis and pass this unsightly piece of land to get to the Harbour Village.’

The town council said that the land was behind the Tesco Express store and it would forward the letter to the company.

• A county-council engineer has given an update about the one-way scheme in Amble. In a letter to members, Steve Fletcher wrote: ‘I intend to remove any redundant signs and replace any direction and tourist signs that run against the one-way system. I am looking at the narrowing of the Leazes Street/Newburgh Street junction so as to both make it easier for pedestrians crossing the road and also to help to emphasise that vehicles cannot now turn into Leazes Street’.

• A family fun day is taking place at Paddlers Park on Saturday, April 30. The event, which will also celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday, runs from 11am to 3pm. Representatives from Park Leisure are due to attend to show people how to operate the fitness equipment. The Radcliffe Club is running the fun day and there will be inflatables and games, among other things.