I am not aware of any scheduled meetings at Blyth Town Council in March
Keep an eye on the website if anything is arranged www.blythtowncouncil.org.uk
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
I'm writing this on a cold and frosty morning waiting for the sunrise to give us a little bit of warmth.
At New Year it is customary to look back over the last year and look forward to what is to come.
Let's be honest, 2020 was pretty shit. Covid-19 has hit the world with a vengeance. There are lots of things I could say about the government's handling of how it affects the UK, but it wouldn't help the situation.
Now vaccines are becoming available there is a glimmer of hope that the situation will improve. Only a glimmer at present, but still a few months and you never know.
Blyth is now in Tier 4. It basically means that the rules are tighter and "non-essential" shops are closed. It means that my model shop is closed for in-shop sales, although we will deliver, or post, or offer "click and collect", but nothing replaces being able to see the item you're buying. It is however another nail in the coffin of town centre shopping.
There has been much trumpeting about government money being released for "High Streets" in general, but will it be too late? Unfortunately I fear so.
Anyway, enough, I wish you all a happy, peaceful and above all safe a healthy New Year.
See you next year
Blyth Town Council continues to meet through the Zoom programme. If you wish to observe any meetings BTC will send a link just prior to each meeting.
Bin Collections in Blyth are fairly normal over this year's Christmas period.
Week Commencing 21st December - Normal Collection day, Blue Dry Recycling bin
Week Commencing 28th December - Put back a day , Green Non-Recycle bin
Week Commencing 4th January 2021 - Normal Collection Day, Blue Dry Recycling bin
However, if your collection day is normally a Friday ( few, if any in Blyth ) you'll need to check with Northumberland County Council. My advice is taken from Monday and Tuesday collection days
As far as I am aware, there is only one meeting scheduled for December.
It will be held over Zoom, starting at 2 pm. Please contact BTC for a Zoom link if you wish to observe the meeting
Tuesday 1st December , 2:00 pm Community Development Committee