Reports from our County Councillors #136

Posted on 06th October 2022 | in Northumberland County Council

Terry Clark

I am delighted to support Amble Juniors by helping towards costs for training and playing. Fees were becoming unaffordable and the costs were becoming hard to manage.

I know that the coaches and families work hard for the kids, providing many hours of enjoyment, helping develop numerous skills. I fully support keeping grassroot football going. I have made it possible for Northumberland Children’s Trust to apply for funding in future

I also gave funding to Amble Youth Project in their purchase of a PlayStation, games, controls, microwave and toaster, helping to keep all busy during the holiday period.

During July and August the Fire Service warned people to be aware of heightened risk of grass fires and dune fires during the extreme heatwave we experienced. Sand dunes are an important line of defence against sea levels, so they need to be protected, they have a critical role to play in preserving the balance of our complex ecosystem.
Sand dunes are a vital habitat for a wealth of rare and specialised wildlife, including a range of birds and insects which require a bare sand habitat to survive. Without sand dunes to call home this biodiversity is in trouble.

Fire crews have attended blazes on Amble’s dunes on numerous occasions over the summer holidays. We are now left with large charred areas in their wake. These fires could have been accidental or deliberate: this shows how important it is to be extremely careful when out and about.

Give sand dunes the respect they deserve. When in the dunes area there is a high risk of accidental fires from barbecues, lit cigarettes, glass bottles and the like, so discard these materials responsibly.

If you see a fire or anyone starting one, call 999.

Cllr Terry Clark Amble, Hauxley, and North Broomhill, 07779 983768

Jeff Watson

Cllr Jeff Watson

It has been a sad time; we all will miss our loyal and dutiful Queen and I am sure Amble residents will recognise her dedication and hard work over the last 7 decades.
Northumberland County Council took the right action to mark the Sovereign‘s death. Books of condolence were placed in widespread locations across Northumberland on the evening that the death was announced as well as putting all flags that were looked after by the Council at half-mast immediately.

I am sure we will welcome King Charles III to the throne and many of us will recall with pleasure his visit to Amble and feel close to him already.

I understand that the exam results at James Calvert Spence College have been good again, it is encouraging news that our young people continue to do well.
We eagerly await the plans for the long-awaited new structure of the Coquet Partnership.

God save the King!

Jeff Watson 07802 385367

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