Monday, 1 July 2019

Litter picking

Recently Blyth Town Council have arranged a series of litter picks, mainly around the town centre of Blyth.

All very laudable you might say, helping to keep the town centre tidy.


Are they intimating that the good folks, and businesses of Blyth, are litter louts?

Are they saying that our partners, Northumberland County Council , are not doing their job properly?

Are they saying that the NCC staff are not doing their job?

Are they putting NCC jobs at risk?

As I said, a laudable intent, but with much wider implications.  Just saying

Sunday, 30 June 2019

Liberal Democrat leadership election

Unlike another party ( who shall remain nameless!) the Lib Dem leadership election campaign has been really quite civilised.

Both candidates are very good, will serve the party and the country well, and in terms of policy differences there is little to decide between the two.

Yes, there are differences in emphasis and interpretation, but I would be happy with either as party leader

When Vince took on the leadership I placed a bet at a local bookmakers as to who his successor would be - but as a £5 bet I'm not going to make my fortune if it wins. I won with bets on Tim Farron, and Vince Cable, so I'm looking for the hat trick ( in betting terms that is )

I haven't decided who to vote for, but currently I'm favouring one of the candidates over the other. But anything could happen in the time until my ballot paper arrives.

Good luck to both candidates, here's to a good few years of positive leadership.

Blyth Town Council - Meetings for July 2019

There are four meetings scheduled at Blyth Town Council for July

Tuesday 2nd July, 6 pm - Planning and Development sub committee

July 2nd July , 6:30 pm - Governance Committee

Thursday 25th July , 6:30 pm - Full Council ( I assume that this will be preceded by Public Question Time ) 

Tuesday 30th July , 6:30 pm    Environment Committee 

I am not aware of any meetings scheduled for August 2019

Please contact BTC to confirm and meeting dates and times if you intend to go to them.

Saturday, 20 April 2019

Bin collections next week

Don't forget - with Monday being a bank holiday all bin collections next week are put back a day.

So, if your usual collection date is a Tuesday, next week it will be on Wednesday  I'm sure that by now you know the drill

Sunday, 14 April 2019

Facebook problems !

Friends of mine have been reporting empty "Newsfeeds" on Facebook for a couple of days.

Now the problem has hit my laptops, but oddly not the 'phone of ipad. A quick search of the world wide super highway thingy shows complaints from all over the world of a similar nature.

I have messaged FB support, but I have more chance of being elected the next pope ( I am a married protestant) than getting a sensible reply promptly.

So if you need me, conventional EMail, or even 'phone is the way to go. I have business FB accounts for both the genealogy and model shop accounts, so they can be picked up by the ipad.

Like a lot of social media Facebook is great when it works, but bloody frustrating when it doesn't !!

Monday, 18 March 2019

Blyth Town Council - April 2019

There is only one meeting scheduled at Blyth Town Council in April

Tuesday 16th April, Governance Committee

The meeting is due to start at 6:30 pm, at Arms Evertyne House

Friday, 22 February 2019

Blyth Town Council - Meetings for March 2019

There is just one meeting scheduled at Blyth Town Council for March

Tuesday 12th March - Community Development 

Scheduled to start at 6:30 at Arms Evertyne House

As usual, check with BTC before attending