13 January 2021 Council News

Lost, Found and Told New Audio Tales for Northumberland

Free to residents of Blyth thanks to funding from Blyth Town Council


Local performing arts company November Club are delighted to bring you Lost Found and Told, a collection of seven original short stories written by Fiona Ellis, set in the border county of Northumberland.


Lost, Found and Told is inspired by traditional fairy tales and draws on the rich heritage and landscape of Northumberland. Originally conceived as a live performance, Covid-19 restrictions has transformed it into an audio production.


With original music from Katie Doherty woven throughout, Lost Found and Told promises to enchant and captivate the whole family. Listen at home in the comfort of your living room or grab your headphones and head to the heart of Northumberland and walk and listen to the tales right where the action happens. This works for some of the stories better than others.


Blyth Town Council awarded a Community Grant towards the project as the live production would have been performed in Blyth.  With the change of plan to an audio production, this funding now means that residents of Blyth can access the stories for free. Email or send @NovemberClubMorpeth a direct message on Facebook if you are a resident of Blyth, including your full postcode. You will be sent a unique code to access the tales for free.  

The full collection lasts 1 hour 34 minutes.  


Lost Found and Told is suitable for children age 8+ but younger (and older!) family members will enjoy listening to the tales as well. 


Please see the supporting documents for more information.

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    11 January 2021 Council News

    Full Council - Public Question Time

    Reminder: Public Question Time will take place at the beginning of the meeting.

    Your questions must be received by email before 12.00 noon on Tuesday 12 January 2021.

    Please entitle your email “question for Full Council” - to enable us to differentiate between normal enquiries and Full Council questions.

    Questions are limited to a maximum of 2 per person and must be relevant.

    Members of the public can attend virtually by clicking this link -…

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    08 January 2021 Council News

    Full Council Meeting - Thursday 14 January 2021

    Members of the public are invited to attend a virtual meeting of Blyth Town Council.


    Thursday 14 January 4.30 PM 


    Public Question Time will take place at the beginning of the meeting.


    Questions must be received by email by 12.00 noon on 12 January 2021.


    Please entitle your email “question for Full Council”


    Questions are limited to a maximum of two per person and must be relevant.


    Members of the public can attend virtually by clicking the link that will be within the supporting documents, 5 minutes before the start of the meeting.


    Full Agenda available here -

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    07 January 2021 Council News

    £31m investment to transform Blyth Town Centre funding approved

    Towards the end of 2020, a major funding bid unlocking up to £31m investment to transform Blyth town centre was approved by government. 

    Blyth was one of 50 towns shortlisted to benefit from the Government’s £1 billion Future High Streets Fund (FHSF) and the Government has now confirmed that Blyth’s application has been successful.   

    The council has been awarded £11.12m from FHSF which is complimented by significant funding support of £20m by the County Council approved earlier this year. 

    The approved funding will support a programme delivering a revitalised Blyth Market Place and Bridge Street with new culture and leisure facilities in the heart of the town centre.   

    The town’s established reputation as a centre for the Energy and offshore wind industry will be bolstered by the development of a new research and education Energy Institute.   

    The programme also includes projects which focus on improving green space, cycling and walking improvements to better connect the town centre to the quayside.   

    The County Council is working as part of the Blyth Town Deal Board with public, private and community sector partners to back the ‘Energising Blyth’ vision.  Creating a Vibrant Town is a key objective for the town with the aim of developing new projects which could help the town centre to be more attractive, welcoming and safe in the future.  

    The plans prepared are based on the results of over a year of engagement through the Blyth Town Forum with local users of the town centre.  Consultation has been carried out with businesses, the local community and schools including two drop-in events in the town centre which attracted thousands of visitors.  

    Northern Gateway Project

    In early 2021 the town will also benefit from the new Northern Gateway project supported by the national Towns Fund, Northumberland County Council and Blyth Town Council, which will introduce an improved town centre environment focused on Bowes Street, Church Street and Wanley Street, which will eventually be integrated with the FHSF programme.   

    A new ‘Town Deal’ is also set to be agreed with Government in Spring 2021 which could bring in up to a further £47m programme to help the town to grow, improve and renew between 2022-2026. 

    Blyth Town Council Mayor Warren Taylor added: “Blyth Town Council welcomes the exciting news of this further investment in our town centre.  We look forward to working with Northumberland County Council through the Blyth Town Forum, on developing and delivering these exciting new projects to transform our town centre.” 

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    05 January 2021 Council News

    Carers Northumberland - Carers Into Work Project

    If you are an unpaid Carer who would like to return to employment, education or training, Carers Northumberland can support you in achieving your goals. Working with Newcastle Carers and North Tyneside Carers Centre, we provide an online training package, as well as tailored individual support that suits your needs. This is a voluntary programme with no time limit to achieve your goal, we will work together at your pace!


    Online workshops are delivered via Zoom and cover employability skills such as CV writing, Cover Letters, Interview Techniques, Application Forms and Carers Rights in the Workplace. We will also help you to identify the Transferable Skills you have which you can apply to your new venture. Workshops can also be accessed on an individual basis with your Carer into Work Advisor.


    For more information contact: // 01670 320025

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