Sunday, 29 October 2017

Boundary Changes - including Northumberland

The proposed parliamentary changes for the country have been published.

See www.bce2018.org.uk for details

The proposals for Northumberland are a real dog's breakfast, and I have written with my objections to some of the specific proposals.

However, I'll leave you to make up your own minds ...


Blyth Fireworks Display





I think that the poster is self explanatory, but if in doubt please contact Blyth Town Council

Blyth Town Council - Meetings for November

These are the published meetings at Blyth Town Council for November

Thursday 2nd November        Policy Working Group

       This is not open to the public but is mentioned here for completeness         

Tuesday 7th November           Finance Committee

Thursday 16th November        Planning and Development Committee

Tuesday 21st November          Events Committee


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

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