Reports from our County Councillors #140

Posted on 18th May 2023 | in Community , Northumberland County Council

Councillor Jeff Watson

Northumberland County Council celebrated the King’s Coronation at a garden party in Alnwick Castle on May 6 with a screening of the coronation ceremony live on a big screen. This was a joint event funded by the Castle and NCC. In addition, the Council financially supported many applicants throughout the County for street parties etc. A great weekend was anticipated across Northumberland.

A very important part of the celebrations was the recognition of our unsung heroes. Nominations were available to every Councillor in Northumberland to nominate a person in their area, to receive the award on May 6.

The King made it clear that he wanted to recognise the work of volunteers, and this was NCC’s way of doing this.

In my area, I was delighted to nominate Maggie Weir for all the work that she has done with the ‘Pride of Amble’ group and other good causes and charities. If you know Maggie you will know just how much effort she puts into helping anyone who needs it. Many of you will have seen her on her hands and knees weeding and working in the Town Square and she shuns any sort of publicity for any of her work.

This award was well deserved and a great way to show appreciation of her efforts. Well done MAGGIE!

I am available on  and 07802385367
I hope everyone enjoys the Coronation weekend.
Jeff Watson

Councillor Terry Clark

Anti-social behaviour takes many forms from aggressive, noisy or abusive behaviour within our community and neighbourhood, disturbances also involving drugs, animals, and off road motorcycles, if you witness anti-social behaviour please report it.

Your neighbourhood can be an area where you live, work or visit often.
In March, Amble held a community engagement event involving the Police and Partners working together to make our communities and everyone within it feel safe, secure and comfortable within their homes and community.

I attended a walk around Amble with officers from Local Police, Public Protection, Housing and the Local Fire Service raising concerns with businesses on Queen Street and residents in the surrounding area, we also held a drop in session at the public library which was well attended.
Fire Officers provided fire safety advice and guidance, they also offer safe and well-being visits to those who needed their help.

If you require a safe and well-being visit please call 01670 621149 to book a visit or Email Northumberland Fire service-

Police help keep our communities safe and secure, it’s vital that the police receive your reports and here your concerns all reports are treated in confidence. Police 101.
The Public Protection team’s work is both enforcement and prevention based; they take enforcement action through their legal process, once you contact them they will guide you through a process of dealing with ASB. 0345 600 6400 Ask for Public Protection. Email- Public Protection work closely with key partners such as-

• Northumbria Police. •Fire Brigade.
• Youth Offending • Local Schools. • Elected Members.

Reporting incidents is the first step to finding a suitable resolution to residents’ concerns.
Please come along to the next engagement event and talk to Officers with any issues regarding community safety.

Terry Clark 07779 983768

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