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News & Events

  • With regret, the litter pick planned for Saturday 3rd March, will be postponed due to the adverse weather conditions.

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  • Amble’s Mayor, Jane Dargue was delighted to receive a donation of £100 recently, from Amble WI, towards the War Memorial Restoration Project.

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  • As Part of the Keep Britain Tidy Spring Clean, Amble Town Council in partnership with Litterbugs is hosting a community litter pick on 3rd March 2018. Participants are to meet at the Town Square or Little Shore at 10 am. If you would like to be involved there is no need to register – just turn up on the day.

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  • The Little Shore Crochet Club – Fundraising Success

    Amble Mayor Jane Dargue and Amble Town Council would like to thank all the ladies from The Little Shore Crochet Club who have raised an…

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  • Northumberland Local Plan Update – ‘Call for Sites

    Northumberland County Council is preparing a new county-wide Local Plan. The new Local Plan will set out both strategic and detailed policies (including site allocations)…

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  • INVITATION TO TENDER

    INVITATION TO TENDER A suitably qualified and experienced Contractor Is required for Grave Digging and Associated works In Amble West Cemetery from April 2018 Details…

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  • SAFETY EQUIPMENT FOR CHILDREN Amble Town Council has made funds available to work in conjunct​ion​ with Amble Youth Project to provide our young people ​(aged 8 – 12 years) ​with high vis​ibility​ equipment to help keep them safe during our winter months,​ such as​ waistcoats, armbands, sport reflectors and clip on LED lights.​ Distribution of this equipment will be held at Amble Youth Project on ​Wednesday ​14th​ February,​ 2​p​.​m​.​-​​5​p​.​m​.​ and JCS High School​ (Sports Hall)​ on ​Friday​ 16th February​, 6​p​.​m​.​-7​.​30​p​.​m​.​ Please do encourage your children to come along if they are often walking in the dark or use bikes at night.

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  • COUNTY COUNCILLOR SURGERIES – At the recent Town Council Meeting, County Councillor, Terry Clark reported numerous complaints of slips and trips on unsafe footpaths and pavements. Councillor Clark intends to compile a database of all footpaths and pavements in need of repair and would like the general public to come forward and report any particular areas they think are of concern. Terry can be contacted by email on – terry.clark@northumberland.gov.uk or please go along to his next surgery on Saturday 24th February (Amble Library 10 – 11 am, Broomhill Christ Church 11.30 – 12.30 pm and Hauxley Parish Hall 1.30 – 2.30 p.m. Future surgery dates (times as above) – Saturday 19th May, Saturday 11th August and Saturday 17th November

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  • COUNCILLOR’S CORNER What a fantastic community event, Amble Christmas Light parade, on November 18th. I do believe the highest number of people yet attended making it one of the best yet. How lovely to hear people say how well Amble does this event with the whole community getting involved. I love to see all the children and young people getting involved in their community and hopefully these young people will be the future committee organisers of Amble events. I am very privileged to work as a volunteer with Amble Food Bank and have been overwhelmed by the generosity of the people of Amble making sure that those who are struggling within our community were able to access a substantial food parcel to help over the Christmas period. People of Amble you have done yourselves proud! Wishing you all the very best for 2018. Cllr Tracey Hinton

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  • BURIAL RIGHTS We have been asked on a few occasions recently if there are any grave spaces available in the older parts of the cemetery. We are aware of some but there are others where many years ago families reserved a space for their future use. These reservations have rarely been renewed however legally this must be done if you wish to retain the space. We plan to carry out a full audit soon to ascertain where there are vacant plots available which can then be used. Many people are still unaware of changes in the burial law due to concerns around lack of interment space in many city areas. The Local Authorities Cemeteries Order 1977 gave local authorities’ power to grant members of the public the exclusive rights of burial for a grave in a public cemetery only for a set period of time rather than ‘in perpetuity’. In general this has become for a period of 25- 50 years; Amble West Cemetery is 50 years. [Note that the grave itself is ‘never’ owned by someone who has purchased the burial rights; the land owner still retains ownership of the land.] Having the “burial rights” legally prevents the land owner removing a memorial stone or reopening the grave and burying another body in that grave without the owner’s permission. A ‘burial right’ is a legal document which ceases with a death but it can be transferred in a will; if it is not then another family member can complete the necessary documentation and pay the fee to have this done. This change in the previous law of grants ‘in perpetuity’ are important to those who held them. For any such space purchased before 1st April 1974 those ‘perpetuity’ rights have ended. Legally, if family wish to retain the right to that space, they must renew it for a further term beyond the 99 years from the date of purchase. If the right is not renewed then all the entitlements attached cease to apply. Unlike cities, Amble West Cemetery has spare ground available, so grave spaces would not be reused in the foreseeable future. However if there is only a single burial in your family’s double plot and you wish to use it in the future then you must remember to check when the plot was first acquired and update if necessary.

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