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North Northumberland is looking very scruffy

by David Woodard on 29 July, 2014

The above words were the opening words in a letter from a Longframlington resident recently published in the Newcastle Journal. Many people I have spoken to this summer have made similar observations. A major reason, well hidden in Labour’s budget for 2014/15, was a proposal since implemented to reduce highway verge cutting between villages to […]

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There is a roundabout at the top of Whorral Bank. It is a very busy roundabout. It takes all the traffic leaving Morpeth for Pegswood, Ashington and the coastal villages. Northumberland County Council are advertising for a sponsor as the sign on the roundabout suggests. May I suggest that if the county council starts to […]

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For 35 years until 31 March 2009 seven principal councils existed in Northumberland. There were six district councils responsible for council tax billing, development control and the more local services. The county council was responsible for services, such as strategic planning, highways, education and social services. This for a population of just 307,000. In April […]

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In May and June of last year many people, me included, were very critical of the standard of grass cutting in Pegswood. The culprit was ISOS the housing association. It had appointed a new contractor to cut the grass on land in their ownership. But the grass was not cut early enough in the season […]

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When Castle Morpeth Borough Council transferred its council housing and associated land to a housing association in 2007 I am sure that most of the councillors and the tenants thought it was a good idea. Houses were going to be brought up to a decent standard much sooner because of funds which were available to […]

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An ISOS statement on grass cutting in Pegswood (21)

by David Woodard on 30 May, 2012

“We are very sorry that residents in Pegswood are experiencing delays to the usual grass cutting schedule around their homes. “All areas we are responsible for, bar a few exceptions, have now received their first cut, but we are aware this has not always been to the usual standard, due to conditions Vale Contract Services […]

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In a period of just a few weeks Isos Housing has turned the village of Pegswood into a village that looks as if nobody cares! Pegswood residents, the parish council and community groups want to see environmental improvements in the village but the recent actions of ISOS Housing are totally undermining their efforts. ISOS Housing earlier […]

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