Transfer talks

TALKS are taking place to hand over more facilities to Morpeth Town Council.

Councillors will be meeting with Isos housing association over the transfer of various allotments, as well as play areas in Stobhillgate and Church Walk.

The authority already manages similar facilities elsewhere in the town, but councillors say there is a cost involved for maintenance and improvements and any deal to take on further responsibilities must come with financial support.

Negotiations are continuing about the plans.