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.


   

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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.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Bank Holiday bin collections

As next Monday is a bank holiday, bin collections will be put back a day.

For example if your collection is due on Monday, it will be Tuesday .... etc

Next week is a blue bin ( ie dry recyclable ) week

Sunday, 17 August 2014

A real hero in the family

In August 1914, Britain declared war on Germany. 

Of the many heroes, one has recently stood out for me. One of my wife's ancestors is Mazzini Tron. 

I had known of him, but not his story. I was "gap filling" in her family tree, when I discovered his story. 

Born in the late 1880s, in Gateshead, he emigrated , found his way to Australia, got ordained, joined up and returned for the war ( in Gallipoli and the Western front ) . 

He won the DSO and MC & bar, and in one incident, because he was unarmed made a German officer surrender by repeatedly punching him in the face! He was a writer ( his books can be bought on books on Amazon ) and he was even tutor to Sun Yat-Sen of China .

Google him ...it's a fascinating story