Store staff praised for park clear-up

STAFF at the Ponteland branch of Waitrose have shown community spirit by helping to improve their surroundings.

Chairman of the town council’s Environment Working Party, Joyce Butcher, praised the workers for clearing up the area of Ponteland Park next to the store and making it look better.

Later in the meeting, the authority endorsed the recommendation of the working party to proceed with work to continue the fencing at Twizell play area.

Members also agreed to replace three of the seats in the park and carry out refurbishments of some of the other seats, as well as replace two dog bins.