Friday, 28 May 2021

Bin Collections - Week beginning 31st May

With next Monday , 31st  May, being a Bank Holiday Northumberland bin collections are put back a day.

If your normal collection day is a Monday, next week it will be Tuesday, etc

Next week is a green bin week ( ie non-recyclable waste ) 

Any questions, check with Northumberland County Council 

Friday, 30 April 2021

Bin Collections - Bank Holiday Week

 With next Monday , 3rd May, being a Bank Holiday Northumberland bin collections are put back a day.

If your normal collection day is a Monday, next week it will be Tuesday, etc

Next week is a green bin week ( ie non-recyclable waste ) 

Any questions, check with Northumberland County Council 


Saturday, 10 April 2021

Local Elections May 2021

Well, it's official ! My nominations to stand for the Liberal Democrats have been accepted for both Northumberland County Council South Blyth Division and Blyth Town Council South Blyth Ward.

There are four candidates for the County division. I am the Lib Dem candidate , along with candidates for the Conservatives , Labour and the Social Democatic Party. 

For Blyth Town Council there are four candidates for the two seats. David Sumner and myself for the Lib Dems, with two candidates for the Conservatives. Unusually there is no Labour representation.

Over the border in Plessey, Jeff Reid is standing for County with Jeff and Sandra Stanger standing for the town council. Again, there are no Labour candidates for the two town council seats. 

I will post further comments about the elections, and that for the PCC in future posts.

Wednesday, 24 March 2021

Easter Bin Collections in Blyth

 

EDIT:- Confusion reigns.

The NCC "calendar " shows normal Bin Collection days, but the website shows "Due to the Easter Bank Holidays, your bin will be collected one day later than usual between Friday 2 April and Saturday 10 April. Usual collection days will resume again from Monday 12 April 2021."

So it appears that there is no alteration to bin collections in Northumberland this Easter AND collections are one day back.

The Northumberland County Council calendar shows that the days for collections are unchanged for my house, so I assumed that NCC are asking the staff to work on the Bank Holiday Easter Monday 


This is the sort of error that causes problems. A simple error, easily made, but a manager or a councillor should have spotted this and had it amended. 

It may be worth putting the bin out on your normal collection day in case the website is correct. 

The week beginning 5th April is a "Green bin" ( ie non-recycled waste ) week

Saturday, 20 March 2021

Postal Votes

There is still time to apply to vote by post for the elections on 6 May. Remember, in this area there are three elections - Town Council, County Council and Police & Crime Commissioner.

You don't have to voter postally in all future elections, but if you are concerned about voting at a polling station under the current pandemic, you may wish to vote by post.
If you haven't previously applied for a postal vote, you need to register for a postal vote before 5pm on April 20.
You can apply online by emailing NCC directly at elections@northumberland.gov.uk with your name and address and they'll send a form to you.

I have voted by post for years, since my stroke made it impossible to get to the polling station, and although I could now get there, I find it a simple task to vote in the comfort of my own home.

I'm not sure if I agree with compulsory postal voting like they have in other countries, but giving the people the choice of methods seems a sensible idea.

Saturday, 27 February 2021

Saturday, 23 January 2021

Blyth Town Council - Meetings for February 2021

Blyth Town Council continue to meet over Zoom. 

If you wish to observe any of these meetings BTC will send a Zoom link just before he meeting.


Tuesday 2nd February, 2:00 pm  Community Funding Sub-Committee

Tuesday 16th February , 4:30 pm   Community Development Committee 

Thursday 25th February, 4:30 pm  Environment Committee