Monthly Archives: October 2016

Morpeth’s Planning Nightmare Continues

We now know the plans that the County Leadership wish to impose upon the County Hall site. We are to have a fake consultation on 3rd November from 3pm to 7pm in County Hall, just so that the developers can … Continue reading

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Tory MP damages Northumberland residents’ reputation

The Tory MP for Berwick. Anne-Marie Trevelyan, is a member of the House of Commons Public Accounts Select Committee. During a recent evidence session she stated that “Northumberland, my council, is concerned about its sustainability because we have a relatively … Continue reading

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A victory for common sense – NCC abandon Shields Rd ‘Shared Space’ scheme

I am absolutely delighted that NCC have seen sense and decided not to go ahead with this scheme. The campaign was a true example of teamwork between local councillors, residents and disability groups. Thanks to all who supported us. Setting … Continue reading

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Good news – more trains to stop at Morpeth

As Mayor of Morpeth in December 2015, I was delighted to invite Dennis Fancett, Chair of the South East Northumberland Rail User Group (SENRUG) and John McQuarrie from the Department for Transport to the Mayor’s parlour for a meeting. SENRUG … Continue reading

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Prominent Anti Shared Space Campaigner to visit Morpeth

I have been working together with my fellow Stobhill town councillor Johnny Wearmouth and with resident Rachael Hogg to oppose the controversial Shields Rd ‘Shared Space’ scheme which has now been postponed for further consultation, particularly with disability groups. We … Continue reading

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Is New Homes Bonus being used to fill black hole in NCC finances?

Northumberland County Council have been accused of encouraging unsustainable housing development in order to fill their funding gap.   Local Liberal Democrats are asking the Council to seek community opinions on spending the New Homes Bonus in order that funds can … Continue reading

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Who has the right to decide whether to invoke Article 50 re leaving the EU?

The outcome of the EU referendum was conclusive but not exactly overwhelming.  There was a result, but what did it actually convey? Nobody seems to know exactly what type of departure from the EU we actually voted for – no … Continue reading

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Shields Rd ‘Shared Space’

I have agreed to work together with my fellow Stobhill Town Councillor, Johnny Wearmouth, on this important local issue. Due to our campaigning, together with the Low Vision Action Group, local guide dog owners and concerned residents, the scheme, which … Continue reading

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