Rotary Way planned improvements

Posted on 07th February 2012 | in Rotary Club of Amble and Warkworth

Members of the Rotary Club of Amble and Warkworth would like to thank everyone who contributed so generously during our Christmas collection in December.  The magnificent sum of £5,000 was collected, and this will be distributed in the coming weeks to a number of local charities and worthy causes.

Sorry we had to re-schedule our collection in Acklington and Broomhill, but we were in danger of being blown away by the severe gale.  Sorry also to the motorist who came across one of Santa’s reindeer lying in the middle of the road near Morwick.  This unfortunate fibreglass creature had become detached from the sleigh en route to Felton. As he bent down to examine the fallen reindeer, he must have got a bit of a shock when a voice in the dark behind him said: “Its OK, its one of mine”, and turned round to find Santa Claus striding towards him.

The club is embarking on a new project to carry out further improvements to Rotary Way in conjunction with the County Council, Parish Council, Warkworth in Bloom and others.  Rotarians regularly carry out litter-picks along this stretch of road, but are now looking to have fences repaired, wild flower seeds sown and, hopefully, having steps constructed from the lay-by down to the wildlife display board. A steering committee has had its first meeting and further meetings are planned for the near future.

The other excellent news, of which more in the next issue, is the formation of an Interact Club, a junior branch of Rotary comprising young people aged 12 to 18.  Any young person interested in finding out more about Interact can log on to www.rotary.org/interact  or they can email angela.manktelow@northumberland.gov.uk

Fred Calvert