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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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  • WALL AT THE WYND No-one can have failed to see that the wall at the Wynd entrance to the West Allotments had been hit and part had fallen down. Nobody came forward and we have failed to find who was responsible for this, but it has been reported to the police. Delay to the repairs are due to the costs having to be taken up with our insurers, who then need to approve the work. We have accepted a tender and hope that clearing the fallen stone and repairing the wall will be completed soon.

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  • CYCLE CONTRAFLOW. NCC North Area Committee members have accepted and agreed with the petition to amend the part of the National Cycle Route which is within our one way system. Officers will now look at the best way to achieve this so that motorists and cyclists are travelling in the same direction. This may involve highway enhancements so it could be some time before this is changed. Meanwhile, please continue to be careful whether a pedestrian, a cyclist or a motorist, when you are going round the Town Square and in Leazes Street.

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  • WAR MEMORIAL FUNDING The generosity of our small community is amazing. We are so very grateful for the money continuing to come in from a variety of sources to help repair our Memorial and the Clock. How many of us still look up to see the time before we recollect it is stopped at present? Weather permitting work will commence in March/April and hopefully will be complete without six weeks. Whilst we have been fortunate to receive some grant funding from the War Memorials Trust, this undertaking, although still expensive, will be very worthwhile. We hope that once completed, all will treat it with the respect it deserves.

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  • BUDGET The budget is drawn up for the next financial year as NCC require the figure now to add to the Council Tax calculations. Amble has added just over 60 houses to the stock which is used to work out the individual contribution. Partly due to this addition we have been able to keep the precept rise to only 3% per band D property. The new budget enables us to have more manpower throughout the year to enhance the standards in the town as well as maintaining the new CCTV system. It will continue to fund everything we have put in place in the past as well as carrying on with our litter bin replacement project and our contribution to keep the car park behind Tesco open- whilst we continue to lobby for a long term solution to the problem. We have allocated further funds to complete the work needed to the War Memorial Clock Tower and are discussing the possibility of adding a new memorial for all conflicts rather than only the World Wars currently commemorated. We will continue to repoint more of the East Cemetery walls and will look at replacing the information boards there. There is also money available to help other organisations in the town with their work for and in our community.

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