North Sunderland Parish Council round-up

Councillors are to ask Northumberland County Council for a No Through Road sign to be placed at the entrance to Chapel Row and Crumstone from Main Street.

The request comes after members heard that a car pulling a large caravan entered the cul de sac and could not get out without unhitching the caravan.

• The parish council congratulated St Cuthbert’s House B&B and Seafield Caravan Park for winning gold at the 2014 VisitEngland Awards. Coun David Donaldson said: “It’s incredible for a small village like this to win two awards when competing against the whole country. It’s wonderful publicity for us.”

• A swing at the village play park has been vandalised for the third time in eight months. Members heard that the chains had been cut with bolt-cutters. Coun Donaldson said: “We need to let the residents know why there is no swing there. “For this to happen on three separate occasions is terrible.”

• There were four crimes in the last month: A male has been arrested following a common assault on King Street; a male has been banned for life through the Pubwatch scheme after a separate incident; criminal damage to a vehicle parked in Stone Close; and a case has been passed on to the anti-fraud squad.