Following a request from resident, Anne Donnelly, for a cycle stand at Newsham, stands have been installed in 4 areas around Blyth.
Anne contacted Blyth Town Council with her suggestion for a cycle stand outside the fruit shop at Newsham as she regularly cycles to the shops.
Councillors Sandra Stanger and Gordon Thompson offered to pay for the stands from their Small Schemes funding and also suggested that stands be installed outside the former Black Diamond, the shops in Newsham Farm Estate and at the One-Stop-Shop in South Beach.
We contacted Northumberland County Council for permission to install the stands and, after discussions, our request for cycle facilities in these areas was incorporated into the County Council’s programme to install additional cycle parking in towns.
Anne was the first person to use the one that she’d originally asked for outside the fruit shop and sent us a photo. Anne said, “Getting around Blyth by bike is really simple and these new stands make it even easier to support local businesses while I’m out and about.”
Blyth Town Council are committed to improving the environment and conservation. Northumberland County Council have taken the decision to ban balloon/lantern releases and we support this view.
Balloons and balloon pieces found on UK beaches has tripled in the last 10 years and pose a serious threat to wildlife.The Marine Conservation Society gives some great tips on safe alternatives to balloon releases as well as a lot of information about the affects they can have on our wildlife. For further information please click the link below.
Northumberland County Council also have a great deal of information on their website. This can be viewed by following the links below:
We are supporting the Heart of Blyth project to reach as many people as possible who live, work or own a business in Blyth.
Living and working in a strong community affects all aspects of our lives from our health and wellbeing to our local economy and the environment. We have the opportunity to receive up to £300,000 from the Health Foundation to act together to strengthen our community. Blyth is already a strong and resilient town, but we know that you have the local knowledge and ideas about how we can work together to make our community even stronger. Please give us your thoughts and ideas via the online survey and share it with your networks. The survey is live until 19th April.
Elections will take place on 6 May 2021 across the 8 wards within Blyth, to fill the 16 Councillor seats.
Cowpen, Croft, Isabella, Kitty Brewster, Newsham, Plessey, South Blyth, Wensleydale
Northumberland County Council who manages this process have started to issue various documents and have placed information on their website which is linked below.
Further information will be given on the Blyth Town Council website soon as to the work of the Council, but in the meantime for those who are considering being a candidate for election, we have included a number of documents for your information.
Nomination Packs for the individual wards within the town.
If you would like any further information specific to the Town Council please email firstname.lastname@example.org