If you’ve passed by the Community Garden in Powburn recently you’ll have noticed it’s a whole lot lighter in there. Thanks to the efforts of Sid Smailes and an enthusiastic group of local helpers, the old and unmanageable conifer that formed the central focus of the garden has been removed to make managing the Community Garden easier and better for everyone who wants to visit it.
May Wilson BEM
Who was awarded the British Empire Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2014:
- For services to the communities in Powburn and Hedgeley
- And to the North Northumberland Village Hall Consortium
A very well done from everyone in Powburn and Hedgeley!
Remembering John Taylor
John Taylor, who served as a councillor for more than 28 years, died peacefully at home last week aged 77, after a short illness.
John represented the Longhoughton ward of Northumberland County Council. During a political career of more than 28 years he had served as leader of the former Alnwick District Council and also as a parish councillor. John was active on the district council from 1986 to 2009 and had been a serving member of Northumberland County Council since 2001.