Amble Town Council report #111
All meetings at 6pm unless stated otherwise
Town: 12 July, 9 Aug; Amenities: 26 July; Awards Evening: 10 July
PLANS ARE advanced for this new monument to be placed in the Memorial Gardens as a lasting tribute to all those who have served in conflicts, defending freedom, in the hope of bringing peace to us all. The work is being carried out by internationally recognised award winning blacksmith Stephen Lunn. Financial contributions have been promised by both of our County Councillors. The intertwining arch with poppies and doves will have lettering twisted on metal ‘ribbons’. We would like our community to join in part of the design work- we invite you all to register your vote for either the phrases or the individual words to be inscribed. It is hoped this will be dedicated during the Remembrance Day service this year.
WE NOW have the report from NCC which gives some indication of how we can try to make our town more walking and cycle friendly to encourage an active community.
While there are some forward thinking, expensive to implement ideas, there are also some cheaper practical ideas which we are hoping to progress over the next few months.
We are also looking forward to having a map of the local rights of way and paths regularly used by the community so that we can look at improving them to be safer for all.
JUST enough time left to send your nominations for all categories of the Garden Awards.
Please also make nominations for the Adult and Junior Civic Awards. Details available on the website or from the Council office.
IF YOU see some characters looking in your garden they may not be the dodgy scrapmen. It’s Amble Garden Awards time again. Councillors will be shortlisting the best displays in their ward and a staff member from Alnwick Gardens will judge during the first week of July. This is the third year I have been involved. There are some incredible gardens ranging from the largest to the tiny with a lot of pride and hard work on display. There were also some which were obviously once beautiful gardens, but let down as our visit was not expected. I won’t mention specific cases and save the blushes of the owners and hope the timing is better for them this year. Prize giving is on Tuesday 10 July- so get out into your gardens and keep an eye on your post. Let’s hope the rain gods are on our side.
Cllr Martin Horn