Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Blyth Town Council - Meetings for October

Blyth Town Council has a busy month of meetings scheduled for October:-

Tuesday 3rd     Allotments Committee

Tuesday 10th    Environment Services Committee

Thursday 12th   Community Grants Committee

Thursday 19th    Planning & Development Committee 

Tuesday  24th   Events Committee

Thursday  26th  Staff Committee (*) 


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


(*) Due to the nature of the matters to be discussed this meeting is likely to be largely in "Part II"

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Full Council meeting - Change of Venue

The meeting of the Blyth Town Council Full Council tonight ( Thursday 21st September ) will now take place at the Briardale Centre , Briardale Road, Blyth,  NE24  5AN

This is due to problems with the lift at Arms Evertyne House/

The meeting starts at 6:30, and will be preceded by Public Question Time from 6:00

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Proposed changes to Blyth Parish boundary

Northumberland County Council is consulting on some minor changes to the boundary between Blyth and Seaton Valley parishes.

The need arose because the boundary follows historic lines ( field boundaries ?) and new housing straddles the boundary.

Blyth Town Council proposed that the boundary follows a more modern line, namely the road .

The proposal / consultation is here:-

http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/News/2017/Sep/Views-sought-on-proposed-changes-to-Blyth-parish-b.aspx


To simplify things, the map showing the minor amendments is below



I have to say that I fully support the proposal. These minor changes could prevent future difficulties if houses are built on the area B - electoral, precept, planning  etc . 

However, there are complaints in social media that Blyth is "giving away " a huge chunk of land ... and that the changes won't make any difference. So, if you agree with me let NCC know.

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Heritage Open Days 2017

Today sees the start of this year's Heritage Open Days

The scheme allows historic buildings to open to the public when they are not usually open.

You can search the attractions near you on:-

https://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/visiting/advanced-search

I am very disappointed that Blyth only has two buildings on the list, Blyth Battery and Royal Northumberland Yacht club .

Both are extremely interesting places to visit, but there are many others in the Blyth area that deserve to be seen by the public - churches, the Masonic building, the former harbour commissioners' building  even the recently closed Police Station  and so on

So let's hope that next year the organisers, and both Northumberland County Council and Blyth Town Council can organise some extra venues

Friday, 1 September 2017

Tour of Britain back in Blyth

Next Monday, 4th September sees the tour of Britain pass through Blyth and then return to finish the  stage at Blyth Market Square.

There will be many road closures for the afternoon and as the Keel Row Car Park will be closed town centre parking will be at a premium.

Details of the route and the road closures are here:-  

http://www.blythtowncouncil.org.uk/

or here :-

https://www.nlandtob.com/finish


Personally I believe that this event will increase the profile of the town and will bring visitors into Blyth  and hopefully mean money comes into the businesses.

As a "businessman" I will be opening my shop on Monday ( we don't normally open on Mondays) and even if we don't have many sales it's giving potential customers the choice of spending at Blyth Models

I have heard other businesses moan about the event and how they will lose "thousands of pounds" in takings. Come on folks, it's one day every few years , support the event, and the town .

I'll hopefully be dressing the front of the shop in red and yellow bunting and even though we are not on the direct route, we'll be playing our small part

Blyth Town Council Meetings - September 2017

Blyth Town Council has the following meetings on the calendar for September:-


Thursday 7th   Staff Committee    CANCELLED

Tuesday  12th  Finance Committee

Thursday 14th  Planning & Development Committee

Thursday 21st  Full Council, preceded by Public Question Time  

Tuesday 26th   Events Committee

Thursday  28th   Planning & Development Committee



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

As ever please check with BTC if you intend to attend any of the meetings

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Bin Collections , week beginning 28th August

As Monday 28th August is a Bank Holiday, bin collections are put back a day that week

So, if your usual collection day is a Monday, it will be put back to Tuesday ... etc

That week is a green ( non-recyclable rubbish ) bin collection week

Any questions, contact Northumberland County Council.