Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Bin Collections over Easter

Just a quick reminder that Northumberland County Council bin collections will be put back one day next week.

So if your regular bin day is a Tuesday, next week it will be Wednesday ...I'm sure you get the pattern!

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

Because there are not usually bin collections on a Friday, this week is unaffected

Saturday, 28 March 2015

British Summer Time starts tonight

Don't forget to put your clocks FORWARD overnight, as British Summer Time starts

I'm not going to get into the annual argument that we should abandon the practice / have permanent summer time / have double summer time etc, as for every view by parents / farmers etc there is an opposite one.


Friday, 27 March 2015

Blyth Town Council, Meetings for April 2015

There are only a few meetings scheduled for April at Blyth Town Council

Tuesday 7th April     Assets Committee

Thursday 23rd April    Planning & Development Committee

Tuesday 28th April    Events Committee 

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

The meeting of the Planning & Development Committee due to be held on 2nd April has been cancelled


Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Tour of Britain to visit Blyth

The 2015 Tour of Britain will finish stage Stage 4 at Blyth

The stage will start at Edinburgh and takes place on Wednesday 9th September


I have been aware of this for some days, but hadn't been allowed to mention it.

I was told by a resident, not by any one at Blyth Town Council or even the organisers.

When further details are available, I'll post them.

Saturday, 28 February 2015

Blyth Town Council, March meetings

The following are the scheduled meetings for March 2015.

Unless otherwise stated meetings start at 6:30 pm at Arms EverTyne House

Thursday 5th  March  , Finance Committee

Tuesday  10th March, Planning & Development Committee

Thursday 19th March , Town Council Meeting

Tuesday 31st March,  Events Committee

Saturday, 31 January 2015

Blyth Town Council , February Meetings

There's a bit of confusion about which meetings remain on the council calendar for February.

As ever, you should contact the council to confirm these meetings if you are interested in attending any.

But, as it stands the meetings are scheduled for:-

3rd February, Allotments Committee

This doesn't appear on the council's website, it has possibly been cancelled

5th February , Assets Committee

12th February, Community Grants Committee

19th February, Planning and Development Committee

This is likely to be cancelled due to probable lack of business

24th February, Events Committee

26th February, Staff Committee

This will probably be held under "Part 2 " given the nature of the Agenda

All meetings are to begin at 6:30, and are at Arms Evertyne House

Friday, 30 January 2015

Buildings of Historic interest

Blyth Town Council is examining the list of buildings of historic or architectural interest in Blyth.

These are not the listed buildings in Blyth, but those buildings that have features, or a history ,  that need to be retained and protected if ever there is a need.

I will be suggesting a couple of additions, and the council will be consulting on the results in due course, but if there are any buildings that you think should be included in the list please let me know, either by email or by comment against this post..( before 15th February please )

It was pointed out that the criteria include "designed by an architect of national imprtance". I was reminded that Blyth Swimming Baths ( now part of the Sports Centre ) were designed by John Poulson.

The committee declined to agree to my ( very tongue in cheek ) suggestion that the building should be included as it meets that criterion. I wonder why...