Monday, 10 November 2014

Howay Blyth !!

Well done to the mighty Blyth Spartans whose FA Cup run continues.

Following yesterday's 4-1 win against Altrincham, Spartans go into tonight's 2nd round draw ( which will be shown on BBC2 at 7pm)

The Blyth team yesterday were magnificent, and the two goals each for Robbie Dale and Dan "Nippa" Maguire were outstanding. Robbie has scored in every cup round on this run, which in itself is a great achievement.

Who do I want us to draw in the next round? Wrexham, at home. There is some unfinished business to take care of .....


Sunday, 2 November 2014

Blyth Town Council meetings November 2014

As far as I am aware, these are the meetings for BTC for November

6th  November      Finance Committee

11th November    Planning & Development Committee  (*)

20th November    Full Council

25th November    Events Committee

(*)  Depends on volume of business, please check with council to check

In addition there may be training sessions and meetings of working groups, but these are not ordinarily open to the public.

Monday, 27 October 2014

Blyth - Remembrance Arrangements 2014

The following Remembrance services have been arranged for Blyth

With 2014 being the 100th anniversary of the start of the Great War, these services have special significance

Sunday 2nd November

Submariners' Service at the Submariners memorial adjacent to St Mary's church

Saturday 8th November

Newsham and New Delaval Service, at the "Welfare"

Sunday 9th November 

Ridley Park at the Blyth memorials

Cowpen memorial , Cowpen Road

In addition I understand that there will be the usual service at the Blyth Academy ( formerly Blyth High School ) on Tuesday 11th . I usually  receive an invitation to this, but haven't heard anything yet.

As far as I know all the services start at 11am

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Congratulations to Blyth Spartans

Congratulations to Blyth Spartans for their 4-3 win at Leek Town in the final qualifying round of the FA Cup . 

First round proper draw on Monday ( BBC2 , 7 pm )

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Newsham Model Railway Exhibition

This year's Newsham Model Railway exhibition will be held at St Bede's Parish Centre  on Friday 24th ( 2 pm to 8 pm ) and Saturday 25th ( 10 am to 5 pm )

I'll amend this post when I have details of the layouts and exhibitors, but I see that Ed Orwin's layout of Blyth will be there again.



Friday, 17 October 2014

Councillor small schemes money

Each year each Blyth Town Councillor is allocated a sum ( this year £1000 ) for small schemes , events, or Community activities in their ward.

As we come towards the end of the civic year, I have some of " my" fund remaining.

I was happy to give £250 of my allocation towards the kite festival earlier this year, but I haven't received any requests for funding from any other organisation, or other suggestions of what to spend the money on.

If you have any ideas, requests, or suggestions please contact me.

My fellow ward councillor Lesley Rickerby also has an amount available, and we would consider combining our allocations for suitable project.

We have to submit the requests by the middle of January.

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Blyth Town Council, meetings for October

The following meetings have been scheduled for October.

Unless stated otherwise the meetings will be at Arms Evertyne House, starting at 6:30 pm

7th October    Allotments Committee

9th October    Assets Committee

16th October  Community Grants Committee

23rd October  Planning & Development Committee

30th October   Staff Committee * 

* All meetings are open to the public, except at * where the agenda is likely to be under " Part 2 " as relating to staff matters

In addition there is a meeting of the Policy Working Group on 28th October ,but as a working group it is not open to the public.