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Next Meeting: Wednesday 18th July 2018 - Grace Darling Campus

Please note: Several of our published meeting dates have been revised. See our list of meeting dates for an up-to-date copy for your diary.

Find details of our next meeting, with agenda and accompanying papers. These meetings start at 7pm. We look forward to seeing you then.

Please contact us if you have issues to raise at the start of the meeting. Agenda and papers are usually uploaded to this website 3-4 days before the meeting.

Latest news

Play Area Closure

Unfortunately due to vandalism to the wet pour safety surfacing we have had no option but to close off a large section of Central Park play area while repairs are investigated. A more localised closure had been attemped in previous weeks with tape and heras fencing but this was tampered with and vandalism of the wet pour continued.

Northumberland Local Plan: Regulation 18 Draft Plan Consultation

The consultation on the draft Northumberland Local Plan commenced today (Wednesday 4 July 2018) and runs until 5pm on Wednesday 15 August 2018.

The consultation document, policies map and supporting documents can be viewed on the Northumberland County Council website at: www.northumberland.gov.uk/localplan. Hard copies can also be viewed at libraries within Northumberland, Customer Information Centres and County Hall, Morpeth during normal opening hours. Paper copies are also available for purchase.

Comments and feedback are invited on the Draft Plan and Policies Map. Comments can be made online via the following website http://northumberland-consult.limehouse.co.uk/portal/planning/localplan/reg18. Comments can also be made by returning a comments form by email to PlanningStrategy@northumberland.gov.uk or by post.

During the consultation period presentations on the Local Plan will be given at the Local Area Councils during July 2018, to which Parish and Town Councils will be invited to attend to find out more about the Local Plan.

NCC will also be holding a number of drop-in sessions around Northumberland to allow people to find out more about the consultation. The drop-in sessions will include a small exhibition and staff from the Planning Policy Team will be present to help answer any questions. The dates, times and venues for these drop-in sessions are detailed in the following link.Dropin Session Information

If you have any queries relating to this forthcoming consultation, please do not hesitate to contact NCC via email to PlanningStrategy@northumberland.gov.uk or 01670 623631.

Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Unaudited Annual Governance & Accountability Return

Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the accounting records for the financial year to which the audit relates. These records are available for inspection commencing on 4 June 2018 to 13 July 2018 by appointment.

Notice of Public Rights

Annual Governance & Accountability Return.

The New General Data Protection Regulation

The General Data Protection Regulation

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) bill becomes law on Friday 25th of May. Newbiggin by the Sea Town Council are reviewing existing policies and updating these where appropriate in accordance with the new legislation. Newbiggin by the Sea Town Council takes data protection seriously and as part of this we regularly review and update all of our policies to ensure personal information where necessary is secure.

Where can I find the updated Privacy Information Notice?

For more information on our polices, how we may use your personal data to access our privacy notice please visit our Policies page.

Newbiggin Post Office Temporary Closure

Post Office

The following correspondence has been received from the Post Office Post Office Letter providing an update on the temporary closure.

Community Litter Picks

Let's work together to make Newbiggin a cleaner, safer and tidier place to live and enjoy

Planned litter picks

Saturday 14th July 14.00-15.00 Newbiggin Litter Pickers Woodland Litter Pick

Sunday 29th July 10.00-11.30 Meeting at Woodlea (temporary car park field)

Sunday 19th August 10.00-11.30 Meeting at Woodhorn Church

Sunday 23rd September 10.00-11.30 Meeting at Sea Crest Road

Previous litter picks

11th February 2018. 10 volunteers, 17 bags of litter collected from Seacrest Road, East Lea, Argyle Terrace, Oakwood Avenue, Memorial Square and the Football field.

24th February 2018. 6 volunteers, 12 bags of litter collected from South and West wards.

22nd April 2018. 2 Volunteers, 4 bags of litter and a tyre collected from the green spaces around the Spital Estate Play area.

Sunday 20th May 2018. 5 volunteers, 6 bags of litter collected from the Milburn Park, Spital Burn and Needles Eye area. Flytipping at the area reported to NCC

Sunday 24th June 2018. 3 volunteers, 5 bags of litter collected from the Atlee Terrace and Church Point areas

Saturday 30th June 2018. 7 volunteers including 2 children collected 17 bags of litter from Newbiggin Woodland.

We've Moved!

Our new town centre office is located at 76 Front Street. We opened on Monday 4th December 2017, initially the office will be open to the public between 11:00 am and noon Monday to Friday.

Image provided by Peter Sinclair.

Spital Point to Cresswell Coastal Path

The Secretary of State has approved the report submitted by Natural England in March 2017 regarding the implementation of the England Coastal Path from South Bents to Amble. It is envisaged that the necessary works will be complete in 2018 which is welcome news for the residents of Newbiggin and should see more visitors coming to the village and South East Northumberland generally. The attached link has maps showing the route through the Newbiggin parish, new signage of the route will also be installed. Route of the Coastal Path; Spital Point to Cresswell

Newbiggin Parkrun rushes in!

The Town Council are pleased to support the Newbiggin Parkrun which takes place every Saturday at 9am. The course starts near the Maritime Centre and heads along the whole length of the Promenade, followed by a clockwise loop around Milburn Park (old tennis courts). You then run back along the Promenade and turn just before the Sailing Club to start the second lap. At the end of the second lap the course finishes on the Promenade near Bertorelli's Caffe. It's free to join whether you wish to run, jog or walk the route but you must register in advance in order to get a time for your 5km. More details are available at the Park Run website. If you are interested in volunteering, please email the team directly at newbigginbytheseahelpers@parkrun.com.?

New Town Plan now available

The latest Town Plan 2017 has now been published, after many months of consultation and deliberation. A copy has been distributed to residents and copies are available from the Town Council offices.

Latest events leaflet published

This year's Events Leaflet has been published and distributed. Hope you can join us this year!