East Chevington Parish Council

Show how crucial service is

Residents have been urged to use a bus which now serves their estate, to show just how important it is.

Travelsure’s 471 service has started to stop in Amble’s Links Estate three times a day, giving people access to the town centre. The change came into effect on Monday, March 25.

It has come as a welcome relief for residents living there, following Arriva’s decision to axe the 20/X20 service.

But Coun Robert Arckless said the 471 service is due to be reviewed in the summer and has urged people to demonstrate how badly the estate needs a bus, by using it.

Speaking after East Chevington Parish Council on Monday night, he said: “It is being reviewed in the summer so I would say to residents, use the service. It is very important that it is used.”

The 471 leaves the estate at 9.57am, 12.14pm and 2.14pm on Mondays to Saturdays, and arrives at Amble Fourways a few minutes later.

Concerns after fly-tipping

Coun Thelma Morse raised concerns about fly-tipping at the entrance to the allotments at Red Row. She said: “There is rubbish, cabinets, mattresses and they have been tipping alongside the fences. It is getting worse.” The parish council will contact Northumberland County Council’s fly-tipping team.

Panto at Hadston. Oh yes is it!

Panto fun is set to come to Hadston. Members agreed to book Act One Panto, which this year will be performing Peter Pantastic. The performance in the village has been earmarked for December 23 at the community centre and tickets will be £1. Coun Dickinson said the panto was nice for the community.

Strong financial position

Hadston House Youth and Community Projects is in a good financial position, members heard. Coun Paul Claridge said last year’s turnover was ‘something like £74,000’. The organisation is independent and relies on funding. New courses for school leavers are starting soon. Visit www.hadstonhouse.co.uk