Maintenance at bus station
A fence repair at Wooler Bus Station has failed to meet with approval. The work was organised by an adjoining landowner because the fence was collapsing. But Coun Hindmarsh proposed to write saying the parish was ‘not happy with the visual effect’. The council accepted a £130 tender for a new seat in the shelter.
Problems kept to a minimum
PC Stuart Brimble reported that snowballing among youths had escalated into a public order offence involving shouting and swearing, but said there were no major problems during the snow. There were three reports of criminal damage, two to cars and one to a window. Diesel was stolen from two vehicles.
Council moves on in cyberspace
The parish council is taking up an offer from Glendale Gateway Trust to have a mini-site on the trust’s website to keep in touch with the public.
The parish had intended to set up its own site, but members welcomed the opportunity from the trust. Clerk Lisa McGeary said she thought it was an ideal solution.
Massive support to save service
Signatures are pouring in for a petition to save Wooler’s direct bus link with Newcastle. The county council has suspended a decision to remove its subsidy for the Saturday return journey of the 710, run by local firm Glen Valley Tours and described by some as essential, while it looks into the matter.