Your Say

Your Say

POLITICS: Council history of not listening

I refer back to a letter by Coun Joan Tebbutt saying that Grant Davey and his Labour colleagues should listen to the views of residents.

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PARKING: Sale is not in town’s interest

PARKING: Sale is not in town’s interest

The decision to include The Terrace car park in the sale of the Morpeth Riverside site is a very curious one and I believe it cannot be in the best interests of Morpeth, its inhabitants and visitors.

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PLANS: Interested to hear views

PLANS: Interested to hear views

Some interesting new items appeared on Northumberland County Council’s website on Monday, November 28.

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PARKING : A surprising development

PARKING : A surprising development

I read with bemusement the announcement from Northumberland County Council Leader Grant Davey that Morpeth will potentially get a new multi-story car park along with a number of other towns in Northumberland.

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COUNTY HALL: Surely it’s a work of fiction

COUNTY HALL: Surely it’s a work of fiction

Recently I have read about newspapers being sent false, inaccurate and fabricated news.

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CATS: Wonderful creatures

CATS: Wonderful creatures

I am writing in response to Mrs Cashmore’s letter, (Morpeth Herald, November 3).

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PLACES: No clear plan for our schools

PLACES: No clear plan for our schools

The council’s response to our findings with respect to school place availability in Morpeth simply highlights its own failings even further, (Morpeth Herald, November 17).

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REFUGEES: Show our togetherness

REFUGEES: Show our togetherness

On Saturday, December 3, at 2pm, at St James’s Community Centre, Wellway, Morpeth, the first meeting of a new group for Northumberland refugees will be held, the Northumberland County of Sanctuary.

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PLANS: Listen to advice from residents

PLANS: Listen to advice from residents

I write regarding the article from the three wise men who come among us from County Hall, namely councillors Swithenbank and Lindley and Central Area Maintenance Manager Martin King, with its fulfilment of self-congratulations relating to the refurbishment of the pathway from Shields Road, Stobhill, to the A192 down the Station Bank, which is a main thoroughfare into Morpeth, (Morpeth Herald, November 17).

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DEVELOPMENT: Don’t let them walk over us

DEVELOPMENT: Don’t let them walk over us

How interesting to note that the outline application for the proposed retail development on the County Hall site was submitted to the planning department on Friday, November 18.

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LEISURE: The county is failing people

LEISURE: The county is failing people

The sense of outrage at the extent of the increases in leisure charges by our county council’s offshoot for the use of publicly owned facilities has been expressed in your paper.

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DEVELOPMENT: It’s becoming a concrete ghetto

DEVELOPMENT: It’s becoming a concrete ghetto

Welcome to Morpethington.

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DEVELOPMENT: We must not be discouraged

DEVELOPMENT: We must not be discouraged

A meeting held in the Town Hall was packed with Morpeth residents keen to make their views known about the latest ill thought-out and piecemeal plans proposed for the County hall site.

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LOTTERY: Helping to change lives

LOTTERY: Helping to change lives

What do Active Northumberland, Alnwick Playhouse and Northumberland Deaf Club have in common?

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FUND-RAISING: A tremendous fortnight

FUND-RAISING: A tremendous fortnight

Can I take this opportunity of thanking everyone who baked, provided raffle prizes and bought teas, coffee, pastries and raffle tickets for their generous support for our Macmillan fund-raising events.

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SEARCH: Seeking our old instructor

SEARCH: Seeking our old instructor

I am trying to trace John Clayton, who came from originally, and is believed to have retired to Morpeth.

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COLLECTION: Making a happy Christmas

COLLECTION: Making a happy Christmas

A group of Lions Club members recently attended Morpeth Rugby Club’s annual fireworks display together with many hundreds of local residents.

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DEVELOPMENT: There’s much to consider

DEVELOPMENT: There’s much to consider

Town buildings should be in use and not empty, so long-time residents of the town can continue to see the name of the business that operated there decades before as it is the local tradition.

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DEVELOPMENT: It’s not needed and not wanted

DEVELOPMENT: It’s not needed and not wanted

I attended the consultation about plans for the proposed redevelopment of the Northumberland County Hall site in Morpeth

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APPEAL: Gifts are like ‘love in a box’

APPEAL: Gifts are like ‘love in a box’

Shops are displaying their Christmas stock and our thoughts turn to those who are less fortunate.

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