East Chevington Parish Council round-up

Brian Rochestser and the overflowing litter bins at Hadston Precinct in April.
Brian Rochestser and the overflowing litter bins at Hadston Precinct in April.

The county council has served an enforcement order on ThrowerStone Group over litter issues, Coun Dickinson said.

The company came out in April after concerns were raised over bins not being emptied at Hadston Precinct.

At this month’s meeting, Coun Fred Thurgood said the bins were once again ‘full to the brim’.

• East Chevington Parish Council is continuing its steps to make the community Dementia Friendly (DF). The council is leading the area’s efforts and the group is about to sign up to the Alzheimer’s Society’s recognition process for DF Communities.

Amy Syron-Mallenby, of Alzheimer’s Society Northumberland, said: “I have been really impressed by the parish council’s enthusiasm towards the DF Communities initiative. In conjunction with Alzheimer’s Society staff, the parish council and the community have been working hard to organise and deliver Dementia Friends’ information sessions to local community groups and businesses to raise awareness/understanding of dementia. I hope East Chevington will prove an inspiration to other communities in Northumberland and spur them on to become involved with the Society’s DF Communities work.”

• Criticism has been fired at Isos Housing for not carrying out grass cutting in the area. Coun John Leach said: “It is a shambles. They say they aren’t cutting the area because of the daffodils.” Clerk John Douglas is writing to Isos about the issue and will invite representatives to attend a parish council meeting.

• Plans to build three homes on wasteland to the north of Enfield House, Main Street, Red Row, have been approved by the county council. Planning officers had recommended approval, saying it was a satisfactory form of development and would not detriment the wider appearance of the surrounding area.

• Traffic at St John’s Estate is ‘horrendous’ with cars going round like ‘wildfire’, Coun Ann Elliott said. She told members that a resident has asked if speed restrictions could be put in. Coun Dickinson said that a 20mph zone could be an option, but consultation would be needed. Coun Elliott is to gauge opinion.