East Chevington Parish Council round-up

Councillors discussed issues at HMP Northumberland, after the jail has hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons recently, following concerns about staffing levels and security.

Tuesday, 24th May 2016, 10:30 am
HMP Northumberland.

Coun Scott Dickinson said: “It is serious stuff, especially for people who live right next to it.” Coun Ann Elliott said that the prison’s director is keen to build links with the community.

• Coun Scott Dickinson has made an appeal to trace a member of the community who has been voluntarily litter-picking for many years. Coun Dickinson said that the person has collected rubbish on Druridge Avenue and put it in Hadston House’s bin regularly for a long time. He wants to find out who it is, because Coun Dickinson wants to nominate him for a Love Northumberland Award. If you know who the man is, email [email protected]• Chairman Paul Claridge says that money needs to be spent on the mutli-use games area at Red Row Welfare. He said: “It is looking a bit shabby. We have got money which has to be spent on the Welfare. We should use some of that to bring it up to standard.”

• The war commission wants to put up signs directing people to the graves of the 10 Australian and New Zealand airmen who are buried at Chevington Cemetery.

• Councillors will discuss how to fence off the pond at Hadston Community Park, while a path is to be installed to the Chevington Drift memorial to make it more accessible.