Council approves increase

A SMALL rise in fees for the allotments at Prestwick has been agreed.

Ponteland Town Council approved the recommendation to increase all three banding charges by £1 for the 2014/15 period at a full council meeting.

In respect of Prestwick Cemetery, members were reminded that the authority had accepted the fees and charges set by the county council, which provides the service via a Service Level Agreement.

It was suggested that the same principle should be followed for 2014/15 and town councillors gave their approval at the meeting.