Saturday, 18 February 2017

Blyth Battery Goes to War

Because my Councillor's Contribution to both a conservation area leaflet and to the Blue Plaques Consultation wasn't needed I have asked that my £1000 from the Councillors' Fund be given to Blyth Battery Volunteers.

This group promotes the listed buildings at Blyth Battery as a tourist attraction, and as part of their events they hold a "Blyth Battery Goes to War" weekend.

The poster advertising the event is below.

Looking for something to do at Easter ?

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Blyth Town Council - Meetings for March 2017

According to the council's website, the following meetings are scheduled for March.

Dates and times may change, so please contact me, or the council, if you intend going to any of the meetings.

Tuesday 7th March -   Policy Working Group. This is not normally open to the public.

Thursday 9th March  -  Finance Committee

Thursday 16th March - Planning & Development Committee

Thursday 23rd March - Full Council ( preceded by Public Question Time )

Tuesday 28th March - Events Committee

All meetings are at Arms Evertyne House, starting at 6:30 pm

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

FA Cup 5th round

Congratulations to Lincoln City and Sutton United for reaching the 5th round of the FA Cup.

However, part of me wants them to get beaten and not to score.

The mighty Blyth Spartans are the last non-league team to score in the 5th round , in fact in a 5th round replay at St James' Park Newcastle.

That honour is still held by Terry Johnson, one of the finest, and nicest, players to wear the green and white of the mighty Spartans !!

Monday, 30 January 2017

The Statue of Liberty

"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she

With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,

Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,

I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

I wouldn't usually comment on American politics, but these words, now seemingly redundant, are from the Statue of Liberty

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Blyth Maritime Festival - 3rd & 4th June 2017

Following the success of last year's Tall Ships' Regatta at Blyth, a consortium of local organisations have arranged the Blyth Maritime Festival on the weekend of 3rd and 4th June

It is not intended to be a replacement for the Tall Ships Regatta, but it hopes to grow of the success of the event.

The consortium includes Blyth Tall Ship, Port of Blyth and the Blyth Development Trust.  Blyth Town Council is not directly involved, but we will help where possible.

BTC funding has been requested, and a decision on this will be made at the February meeting of the Events Committee

I am sure that the event will be popular, and hope that we can work in partnership with the consortium.

Further details will follow, but in the meantime make a note in your diary.