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The future development of Morpeth’s schools

by David Woodard on 25 April, 2016

In November 2015 the Labour led Northumberland County Council “consulted” the public about their proposals for relocating schools to the County Hall site. The plans, unsurprisingly, were not well received as four schools, a leisure centre with swimming pool, school sports pitches and car parking were to be crammed into the site. It has now […]

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Yesterday’s 2014 Pegswood Show is deemed a success

by David Woodard on 18 August, 2014

The wind blew but the sun shone, the rain held off and yesterday’s well attended Pegswood Show was deemed a success. Thanks to the work put in over the last year by Pegswood Community Action’s ‘Show Committee’ an enjoyable time was seen to had by all who attended. Thanks also must go to all the […]

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Healthy Walking in Central and South East Northumberland

by David Woodard on 15 August, 2014

Today I decided to join a group of walkers in Pegswood. We walked from the centre of Pegswood to the newly opened Countryside Park Phase II, walked around the lake and came back through Phase I where the photo was taken. In addition to the new footpaths at Pegswood Moor there are several public rights […]

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Today some ‘outdoor gym’ equipment was installed in the Juliet Oakley Activity Area. This marks a further stage in the development of facilities by the parish council at Pegswood’s Welfare Park. Juliet whose efforts and ideas were behind the original bid for funding I am sure would have been delighted to see how the area […]

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National coverage for Northumberland Tourism

by David Woodard on 26 February, 2013

Our partners at Northumberland Tourism are working hard to promote the county as a holiday destination and make sure it’s the number one choice for holidays in England. The recent coverage in the Daily Telegraph highlights a range of Northumberland’s best attractions and is sure to promote our area as one of the best places […]

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Ashington’s new leisure centre is given the go ahead

by David Woodard on 11 January, 2013

Despite opposition from Tories in the west of the county, recorded in ‘The Tynedale and Ponteland Chronicle’, a new leisure centre on the former Asda site in Ashington has been given planning permission. Work on site could start within two months. The centre will include a swimming pool, sports hall, gym, spa, studio space, a […]

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A New Community and Leisure Facility for Ashington

by David Woodard on 16 November, 2012

The Arch Group have submitted a planning application for a new Community and Leisure Facility in Ashington.  This development is at the heart of plans by Arch to regenerate Ashington town centre and act as a catalyst for further improvements in the town. The building will house a swimming pool, gym, spa, sports hall and studio […]

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Good things are happening in Pegswood

by David Woodard on 15 August, 2012

In Northumberland’s smaller more isolated communities small voluntary groups flourish, are supported and add a sense of community to their villages. This is often missing or hidden in urban areas and the larger villages. The other day a Pegswood resident said to me, “it is good to see things happening in Pegswood at last.” This made […]

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New sports facilities put Morpeth on the right track

by David Woodard on 11 July, 2012

County councillors, students and staff from The King Edward VI High School (KEVI), members of Morpeth Harriers, representatives from Blyth Valley Arts and Leisure and Sport England marked the occasion with an event at the KEVI site in Cottingwood Lane, Morpeth. The eagerly awaited project includes: A new six-lane synthetic running track; A new changing […]

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From Monday 11 June, a questionnaire will be made available for residents and businesses in Ashington to give their views on the activities and services they would like to see included in the new library, and also the type of arts activities and performances they would like to see and take part in. Northumberland County […]

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