The priorities to be submitted for the Local Transport Plan 2016/17 are the footpath from Kenmore Road to Vyner Park; the footpath along Park Road; road widening and realignment of the B6345 from Swarland Fence to Old Swarland.
• A meeting with Northumbrian Water (NW) had been held to discuss drainage issues in Swarland with another to take place in September/October. The firm’s stance is that foul-water drainage is satisfactory, but there is a problem with capacity in surface-water drainage. Councillors want incidents of sewerage overflow to be reported to NW.
• Zurich agreed that the parish council could take over the insurance for Swarland Show, previously £250 a year, at no additional cost if the council was willing to accept the liability and be involved with the show organisation.