What you say… #145

Posted on 04th April 2024 | in Bord Waalk , Letters & Email

Battlefields cycle tour for Help for Heroes

I am Carl Stewart. I grew up, and have lived in Amble all my life. While serving with the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, I did two operational tours – in Bosnia Herzegovina and Iraq. Therefore Help for Heroes is something that is close to me. I now work for SUEZ as a production supervisor.
Last year I cycled 400 miles through the battlefields of France and Belgium for Help for Heroes, taking in places like Flanders and a stop over at Ypres which included the daily last post at Menin Gate. I eventually finished by cycling along the promenade of Dunkirk beach where the evacuation happened.

This year I am doing it all again although on a different route starting at Sainte-Mere-Eglise in northern France. We’ll cycle through Normandy, visiting the D-Day beaches, including Omaha, Gold and Juno. We’ll also visit other key historical areas including Bayeux, Lisieux, Bernay and many more before ending under the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
I need to raise £3,000 through my just giving page.

Carl Stewart via email
Carl’s fundraising page can be found here:

Councillors capitulate to developers again

Our county councillors grumbled about the congestion, but then capitulated to developers AGAIN on 5 March when their Strategic Planning Committee accepted layout proposals for 480 houses on Hope House Farm pouring traffic onto Acklington Road along with the 185 already being built opposite.
Not just future residents but at least 10 years of construction traffic and of course all the JCSC reconstruction traffic, to be followed by commuting First School children once Edwin Street closes.This is literally an Acklington Road accident waiting to happen, and so avoidable if they could just sit down with the two developers and the school designers, and provide direct vehicle access from the A1068 Percy Drive roundabout and rear pedestrian access to the school.
Please NCC, listen to Amble Town Council who know the area much better, and think again before it’s too late!
Tom Lloyd via email

Bord Waalkies

Thank you to Kim Johnson for sending us these wonderful photos of her Black Labradors; Lucie, Dave, Hollie and Jessie enjoying the Bord Waalk sculptures.

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