Newton on the Moor and Swarland Parish Council

Calls are been made for more defibrillators
Calls are been made for more defibrillators
Share this article

Training under way to save lives

A defibrillator is now in situ for residents of Newton on the Moor and Swarland.

One person is trained and two volunteers are being trained up to use it.

The parish council is also looking at sourcing other equipment which could possibly be used while also looking for more volunteers.

Road on the list for repairs

Residents in Old Swarland have been told that the B6345 is due to be resurfaced this summer.

Northumberland County Council has said any defects will be repaired before then.

Councillors are still concerned about other areas including the rut at the side of Leamington Lane and potholes off the A1.

Reduction in council numbers

The council has decided to reduce its numbers from 12 to 10 councillors.

At present only seven are sitting on the council and after research by the clerk most similar-sized parishes were found to have between seven and 10. Three vacancies for seats are to be advertised and the county is to be notified.

Concern at lack of communication

Members of the public and the parish council have raised concerns about the lack of consultation on county council decisions.

It was decided that the parish council should be informed about any large works agreed by the county and the parish should be told of anything significant.