Friday, 29 April 2016

New Blyth Lighting Helpline

I am surprisingly impressed by the new LED energy saving lighting being installed in this area.

Although the programme is less than half complete, and there have been problems, the County Council and their contractors estimate that they will be finished in the Blyth area by the end of May / beginning of June

In the meantime, if you have a problem with, or a question about, the new lighting, a dedicated helpline has been set up by the contractor, Galliford Try.

It is 01670 840475.

Of course, you can still channel complaints or questions ( or even compliments?) through your local County or Town councillors.

Musicians Wanted for Tall Ships Regatta

Musicians wanted for the Tall Ships Regatta 

Organisers are calling for local musicians to pitch for a chance to play at one of the

biggest events ever held in Northumberland.

The North Sea Tall Ships Regatta Blyth 2016 is being held over the August Bank Holiday and will feature five zones of free family entertainment including music and theatre.

Up for grabs are spaces on stages at venues including the beach amphitheatre and bandstand, and the Dun Cow Quay.

There are also opportunities for buskers - solo artists and duos – to play up to 30-minute slots at designated spots across the town from the beach and park to the town centre and quayside.

To join the festival fun as a musician, please apply at the Tall Ships Blyth website: www.tallshipsblyth2016

The deadline for applications is 9.00am on Tuesday 3 May.

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Bin Collections in Blyth

With next Monday being a Bank Holiday the bin collection rota is put back a day.

If you normally have your bin emptied on a Monday, next week it will be Tuesday , and so on .

Next week is a blue bin ( ie Dry Recyclable) week

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Easter bin collections in Blyth

With Monday being the Easter bank holiday, the bin collections are put back a day.

So, for example, your usual collection day is Tuesday , next week it'll be Wednesday.And do on ... I'm sure you get the idea.

Next week is a green bin ( ie normal non-recycle waste ) week

You can find the collection calendar at :-

Friday, 18 March 2016

Small World

Weird coincidence #426. 

I have been recently reading about the former Plessey station, just outside Cramlington near Plessey Checks. 

Yesterday I had an email from a fellow genealogist asking for photos of it nowadays ( well the site anyway ) as a relative of his worked there.

It turns out that his relative married one of my relatives ( not a direct ancestor ) . 

Small world ( but I wouldn't want to paint it ...) 

Friday, 4 March 2016

RNLI Blyth Open Day

The Open Day at Blyth RNLI will be held this year on Saturday 4th June, from 11:30 am until about 4pm

On the day there will be craft stalls, tombolas, Prize Raffle and the chance to meet the crew of this busy RNLI station

The RNLI receives no Government funding, and relies on donations and the work of volunteers.

I will post reminders as the date approaches, but put it in your diary now !

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Blyth Town Council, Meetings for March 2016

March is a surprisingly quiet month at Blyth Town Council. Scheduled meetings are:-

Thursday 3rd March , Finance Committee

Tuesday 8th March , Planning & Development Committee

Thursday 17th March , Full Town Council Meeting ( preceded by Public Question Time ) 

Tuesday 29th March , Events Committee 

All meetings are scheduled to start at 6:30 pm, at Arms Evertyne House