Monday, 27 March 2017

Former Mayor's Medal

At the Blyth Town Council full council meeting last week I was presented with the pictured medal

The cost to the council was relatively minimal, and is the only reminder of the year I had as Mayor of Blyth ( except of course some memories )

It is an honour to be voted Mayor by your fellow councillors, and an honour to be given this memento of my term of office

Friday, 24 March 2017

British Summer Time

Whatever the arguments for and against the annual ritual of the change from Greenwich Mean Time to British Summer Time, it happens this weekend, at 2 o'clock in the morning on Sunday .

Don't forget the old adage .."Spring forward, Fall back"

So we put the clocks forward at this time of the year.

Mind you "Spring forward, Autumn Back" doesn't quite have the same ring ....

Friday, 10 March 2017

Blyth Town Council - Meetings for April 2017

With the local elections due in May, Blyth Town Council still has to meet to carry out the functions and duties that are assigned to us.

That said, there are only 4 meetings scheduled for April.

All are to be held at Arms Evertyne House , starting at 6:30 pm

Tuesday 6th April - Planning and Development Committee

Tuesday 11th April - Environment Services Committee

Thursday 20th April - Events Committee

Thursday 27th April - Planning and Development Committee

As ever, if you are hoping to attend any of the meetings, please check with Blyth Town Council, or your local councillor

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Blyth Battery Goes to War

Because my Councillor's Contribution to both a conservation area leaflet and to the Blue Plaques Consultation wasn't needed I have asked that my £1000 from the Councillors' Fund be given to Blyth Battery Volunteers.

This group promotes the listed buildings at Blyth Battery as a tourist attraction, and as part of their events they hold a "Blyth Battery Goes to War" weekend.

The poster advertising the event is below.

Looking for something to do at Easter ?

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Blyth Town Council - Meetings for March 2017

According to the council's website, the following meetings are scheduled for March.

Dates and times may change, so please contact me, or the council, if you intend going to any of the meetings.

Tuesday 7th March -   Policy Working Group. This is not normally open to the public.

Thursday 9th March  -  Finance Committee

Thursday 16th March - Planning & Development Committee

Thursday 23rd March - Full Council ( preceded by Public Question Time )

Tuesday 28th March - Events Committee

All meetings are at Arms Evertyne House, starting at 6:30 pm

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

FA Cup 5th round

Congratulations to Lincoln City and Sutton United for reaching the 5th round of the FA Cup.

However, part of me wants them to get beaten and not to score.

The mighty Blyth Spartans are the last non-league team to score in the 5th round , in fact in a 5th round replay at St James' Park Newcastle.

That honour is still held by Terry Johnson, one of the finest, and nicest, players to wear the green and white of the mighty Spartans !!