Petition plea for County Hall

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Council bosses have been told to re-think plans to sell-off County Hall for housing over fears it could ‘destroy the essential character of Morpeth’.

The plea was made by Morpeth town councillor David Parker last week as he presented a 595-name petition against the proposal.

Coun Parker told Northumberland County Council’s Petitions Committee that residents are concerned at the planned relocation of the authority’s base to Ashington, which would mean Morpeth losing its main employer and about 1,000 jobs.


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