Amble Town Council Report #137
Town: 6pm at Fourways 2 Top Floor 8th Dec; 12th Jan 2023
Amenities: 6pm at Fourways 2 Top Floor 26th Jan 2023
INVITATION TO MEET YOUR COUNCILLORS
Come and meet your councillors at our open event on Sat 17 Dec 10am-11.30am. No need to book.
Share festive refreshments and learn more about your councillors’ roles! Interested in becoming a councillor? Ask about joining your council. At the council offices, Fourways2, Dilston Terr, NE65 0DT
The wreath laying and service in the Town Square was well attended and a tribute to all those who have served in whatever capacity and died in the two World Wars and Conflicts since. The newly installed Seafarers Memorial was blessed in the service and some of our seagoing organisations placed their wreaths there. It is truly wonderful that once again our community, individuals and businesses came together to freely volunteer their help and resources to create this fitting tribute which will remain for generations to come.
QUEEN ELIZABETH II
As a lasting tribute, Council is planning to place a new floral bed in commemoration. Locations are currently being considered but it is hoped the area will be planted with seasonal heathers, plants and bulbs including Lily of the Valley, one of her favourite flowers.
The final draft is almost complete so by early Spring we should see the installation of at least one safer crossing point in Percy Drive. This long needed addition should also help to slow traffic on this road. NCC are also placing a 20mph zone in place on Acklington Road to cover both schools there as well as the Welfare. While this is operational during school opening and closing times at present, we have asked for it to be monitored to see whether a permanent zone is needed. It has also been agreed that Cross Street will become one way from Queen Street to Church Street.
Please, please do report this. We know to some it may seem a waste of time as the police may be busy elsewhere and do not attend straightaway, but every report is logged and they all are added to the crime figures which are used to determine what manpower resources the town needs. So..please do report every incident online at Northumbria Police or ring 101.
COQUET QUAY WALKWAY
Rest assured we haven’t forgotten how long this popular walkway has been closed off. We continue to regularly contact N.C.C. urging them to work hard with those responsible to get this open again. We have put forward ideas of how this might be possible but sadly have no good news to report yet.
At long last- dare we say it- the clock is fully operational. Each time something was repaired it seemed to highlight another problem. However the pendulum mechanism has now been thoroughly looked at and rebuilt. As it is almost 100 years old, it is not unexpected that parts will wear out and need to be remade. As these types of clocks were all individually made, each new part has to be remodelled by hand, hence the long wait before effective repairs can be carried out.
These are being placed onto a refurbishment programme following a survey of their condition. Those on Queen Street and the immediate central area will be renewed first and then progress will work outwards. Any of those removed which are still serviceable will replace those in a poor state until those locations are reached in the refurbishment programme.
TOWN COUNCIL OFFICES, FOURWAYS 2, AMBLE. NE65 0DT Tel: 01665 714 695 www.amble.gov.uk