County Council meeting
On 8 July 2013 I attended the County Council’s Northern Area Committee Meeting to represent the views of Powburn residents regarding the Council’s recent (see Council Report Prepared). Robbie Burn was due to make the presentation but, unfortunately, was not able to attend, so I attended on his behalf.
I had 5 minutes to set out our outstanding concerns resulting from our consideration of the Council’s report.
It gives me great pleasure to announce that I received notification from the Department for Transport this morning informing me that we have been successful in our request for up to £5 million to carry out repair works on the Cragend Landslip (B6344 road)
Message from Robbie Burn at 9:47am today:
I have just received a letter from the County Council informing us that they will not be fully discussing our petition until Monday 9th July. No reason has been given for the delay.
Sergeant Graham Vickers of the Coquetdale Neighbourhood Policing Team has today provided the following data:
Community Speed Watch Deployments
Contacting the Press
Robbie Burn, who continues to lead the Powburn Stop Speeding! Campaign has been out and about and talking to the press.
Recently Robbie spoke to The Journal who ran an informative article on 8 April 2013.
Thirty-five Powburn residents attended the Public Meeting held on 15 March 2013 to get feedback from Councillor John Taylor’s discussions with Northumberland County Council regarding progress with our Stop Speeding! Campaign.
Inaugural meeting minutes
Minutes of the inaugural meeting of the Powburn Stop Speeding! Campaign are now available.
The purpose of the first Public Meeting was to gauge residents’ interest and to decide what action could be taken to prevent a serious or fatal accident occurring on our roads – especially the A697 that runs right through Powburn Village.
It was clear from the number of people who attended the meeting, and for their many comments and suggestions, that this issue causes great concern.