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  2. Westridge Late 50s

    From No 5 Mick Hedley, Bedlington remembered Facebook member :- No 1 Brian Ellis - No 4 Robert Wilkinson - No 7 Will Lynn - No 16 John Marshall & No 28 Janice Hindhaugh .
  3. Petty Vandalism

    I just missed the incident but did see the police responding, (8pm here) yes more cameras would help identify these louts! We have the technology!
  4. Councillor Wallace - The unacceptable face of Bedlington

    Just by chance I was watching the webcam I didn't see the incident but was watching the kerfuffle just afterwards and the three police cars arriving, pitty this camera wasn't being recorded!
  5. Westridge Late 50s

    Your Nos 35, 28, & 9, 25 (from George Scott - Bedlington remembered Facebook group) added
  6. Westridge Late 50s

    Yep - proof reading after my 'sped' typing should be a must.
  7. Petty Vandalism

  8. Completely unacceptable behaviour yet again in in Bedlington Market Place last night. This incident occurred at 3.00 am this morning. Given the current financial constraints it is clearly unrealistic to expect a 24/7 police presence in the town. It is also right to point out that Bedlington is fortunate to be served by an outstanding Police team who have our full support. As County Councillor for Bedlington Central I wrote to the Chief Superintendent earlier this week to request that Northumbria Police reverse their recent decision to discontinue the presence of Police Officers in the town centre after 10.00 pm in the evening, especially on Friday and Saturday nights. I have written again to the Chief Superintendent to ask for an urgent review of both the current situation and measures that can be put in place to prevent this level of wanton, mindless vandalism becoming even more common. Having spoken to shop owners this morning, they are determined not to give in to this form of behaviour. I will be talking to other shop owners next week to gather their views. We need to give them all the support we can. View on Councillor Wallace's Blog
  9. Westridge Late 50s

    One more - 35 Ann Chapelhow. Number 28 is, I think, Janice somebody or other. PS Did your memory also fail to remember that it's usually number 35 that comes between 34 and 36? Seems like we're both reached that time of life!
  10. Westridge Late 50s

    @Canny lass - from the names you have given I do remember bringing up the fact that my sister-in-law, Betty Hall, was identified by you in one of the class photos. I can't find any photo with Betty named on it so it must have been this one. I could either say a) it was my memory that had failed and I hadn't totally forgot to do anything with the photo or b ) we were in that transitional period on this site when I was having numerous fails attempting to load photos and when Andy sorted out the problems my memory had still failed to remember what I had been doing! So while everything, including my short term memory, is working your list of names added to the photo
  11. From Dark Justice It seems like the Police are becoming more and more stretched...
  12. Petty Vandalism

    The fire shop and the empty chemist shop as well.
  13. Petty Vandalism

    More last night unfortunately...
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  15. Westridge Late 50s

    2 Melvin French (?) 3 Joe Miller 8 Paul Mann 10 Harry Wilson (?) 11 Derek Wilkinson 12 Eric Burns 14 Denise Groves 17 Lorna Hudson 18 Brian Goodall 19 Margaret Coppin 20 Anna Thaine 21 Neave Tweddell 22 Ann Bower 23 John Darling 26 Sandra ??? 27 Elizabeth (Betty) Hall 29 Dorothy Dickinson 30 Patricia (Pat) French 31 Susan Arnold 33 Margaret Morton 34 Miss Wilkinson (Maths) 36 Lorraine Armstrong 39 Eileen Brown 40 Lesley Bainbridge
  16. Westridge Late 50s

    Numbers added and I haven't attempted to guess a name - all yours. I have a copy prepared to enter the names on.
  17. Petty Vandalism

    If the "nightlife" is the cause of the vandalism then it would be good to see it curbed! Noise is not acceptable when it disturbs others, its disrespectful, vandalism isn't acceptable, ask all of those volunteers who beautify Bedlington! I hope the town centre is not relying on drunken louts for its viability.
  18. Westridge Late 50s

    Eggy, this is JR (Junior Remove) 1959-60. Put some numbers on it and I'll give you most of the names.
  19. Petty Vandalism

    If this is 'purpose built' (and built to modern standards), I doubt if the residents will hear anything at all. The idea behind having residential homes close to amenities isn't so strange. It makes it easier to keep the residents an active part of the community they live in. If it's just 50 yards to a shop, cafe or post office then many will get there under their own steam. If they need a carer with them there's more likely to be time for a 15 minute outing to buy, let's say an ice-cream, than there would be for an hour's outing from the outskirts of town. It's not such a daft idea, when you think about it.
  20. The following info is from the http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/rd/8ad93b61-5d1a-46e9-ad51-f17b07e91684 site :- History: The school opened officially in 1958 and was reorganised as a middle school in 1976. It had ceased to function by 1977 when the premises were taken over by St. Benet Biscop's Roman Catholic Aided High School. The school records were transferred to the new Meadowdale County Middle School which opened in 1982.
  21. Glastonbury acts are set to appear at the Lindisfarne Festival in Northumberland this summer. Building on the success of the last two years, Lindisfarne Festival 2017 is gearing up to be an even bigger and better showcase of music, comedy, culture and creative arts. With Glastonbury 2017 now underway and festival fever in full swing, Lindisfarne Festival organisers are delighted to be showcasing a number of same name acts at their Northumberland event including DJ Norman Jay MBE, Huey Morgan, The Showhawk Duo, Beans on Toast, The Pale White, Backyard Rhythm Orchestra and Little Mammoths. With tickets sales already ahead by 55% compared to the same time last year, the team are equally delighted to welcome comedian and Punch Drunk founder Kai Humphries to the festival, who along with hosting the main comedy tent at Glastonbury will also be curating this year’s Lindisfarne Festival comedy line-up. With a stellar list of stand-up talent soon to be announced, full details of the line-up will be revealed at their sold-out Punch Drunk event in Blyth on July 3 featuring Britain’s Got Talent finalist Daliso Chaponda. Comedian Kai Humphries said: “Punch-Drunk Comedy has had an outrageous start to 2017, welcoming the likes of Zoe Lyons (LIVE AT The Apollo), Dave Johns (I, Daniel Blake), and Paul Sinha (The Chase) to our stages in Blyth, Bedlington , Ashington , and Cramlington .
  22. Gallery Albums

    Aren't 'opportunities' wonderful - cheers Andy.
  23. Petty Vandalism

    Saturday the 10th there were a couple of people in bus stops outside a couple of the pubs - the bus stop on the corner by the Northumberland Arms had a group of girls obviously drunk who were having a heated argument and kicking / punching the bus stop in a fury. This isn't an isolated case and of course, not everyone who gets drunk acts like an idiot and in this case it's a very small minority and no way are the pubs responsible for the behaviour of their clientele. Also, vandalism isn't specifically caused by drunks. The vandalism should be targeted directly - where's the CCTV? Where are the pictures of the perpetrators in local literature? John Fox has mentioned that the CSO shift patterns stop at 10pm - it's insane, especially with a police station a stone throw away. The point I was making is that putting a purpose build care home in the middle of a high street will certainly cull whatever nightlife Bedlington has left on the high street due to noise complaints etc. and night time vandalism shall certainly go down, just as the rest of the high street will. If more development like this is given the go ahead Bedlington will be nothing more than a remote retirement community void of local trade, local restaurants and pubs - a barren wasteland where the biggest concern for the residents is when the bins are supposed to go out, it's almost managed decline. It was good news to hear about the developments going on behind front street and I can't wait for that to be complete, I can only hope it will stop Bedlington becoming the largest retirement home in the world.
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    Let’s Talk Taboo!…so we can focus on Prevention Target Audience: Anyone who works with or has a responsibility for protecting children and young people. This includes parents and guardians, volunteers in community groups, safeguarding professionals, etc. Registration: 9:30 – 9.55 am Agenda for the Day 10am Short introduction to Day – (including Video Presentation from Dame Vera Baird) 10.10 am –Andy Woodward - the first former premier footballer to disclose the football abuse scandal now EAUK Director of Sport 10.25 am - Marilyn Hawes, Founder and CEO of Enough Abuse UK 1:00 Short Refreshment Break 1:30 pm – Raw Production Film Control (90 seconds) followed by Introduction to CSE Prevention in Northumberland - Patrick Boyle 1.40 pm - First Time Free Prevention Drama & Workshop Open Clasp Theatre Company 2.30 pm – Partnership Project NDAS, Police, Health and Education – Justine Clephane 2.40 pm – West End Women & Girls Peer Educators 2.50 pm – Little Big Butterfly – Young Women’s Film Academy Project 3.00 – 3.30 pm – Close and Evaluation About NDAS NDAS is a registered charity that provides comprehensive support to those experiencing or affected by domestic violence or abuse. Women, men, young people, older people, people with disabilities, gay, straight, bi, trans; we don't discriminate about who you are, we try to help anyone affected by domestic violence or abuse. Our main aim is to protect and empower all service users by providing flexible and professional support throughout Northumberland.
  25. County Council ready to respond

    Northumberland County Council is providing reassurance to residents that it is fully prepared to respond should a major incident occur within the county. The council regularly carries out reviews of the emergency procedures that are put into action for major events such as serious flooding, severe winter weather and other incidents. Cllr Peter Jackson, leader of Northumberland County Council said: “Following the tragic Grenfell Tower fire, and aftermath, the council is acutely aware of the importance of a swift and robust response to such an incident from the local authority. “We would like to reassure residents and communities that Northumberland County Council has detailed plans in place to respond to major incidents, which are regularly tested. “Over the last week we have been looking at a number of issues with the aim of providing reassurance that suitable procedures are in place and that we have confidence in our processes.” The council regularly reviews and updates its plans, including how it works with partner agencies to resolve emergency issues and restore normality as soon as is possible. To test arrangements, the council undertakes exercises and trains for these scenarios - including planning how people would be rehoused if their homes were lost or damaged. This planning ensures the council is ready to act when such a situation arises, as was the case early in December 2015 when Storm Desmond hit the region with devastating effect. The county council’s emergency severe weather response plans were activated and a multi-agency control room was established at Northumbria Fire & Rescue Service’s HQ at West Hartford, where Police, Fire and Rescue, Environment Agency and County Council staff converged to put in place a co-ordinated response to the incident. Departments across the council have been working proactively following the Grenfell Tower fire, to provide reassurance that safety procedures are in place and that there is every confidence in processes. Whilst Northumberland does not have any residential tower blocks of the type involved in the Grenfell Tower tragedy, there are residential low rise premises of up to four storeys. There are also premises within Northumberland which are fitted with external cladding and the council is working to establish the type and make of those panels. As part of a wide range of measures, the county council will also be liaising with external partners and contacting premises across the county to provide an offer of support, advice and guidance on fire safety matters and asking that they take steps to satisfy themselves that there are no safety concerns for the premises for which they are responsible.
  26. Gallery Albums

    Should be sorted now.
  27. Roundabout rant

    Couldn't believe it when that document turned up!! There's a similar roundabout on the outskirts of Seaton Delaval
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      Building on the success of the last two years, Lindisfarne Festival 2017 is gearing up to be an even bigger and better showcase of music, comedy, culture and creative arts.
      With Glastonbury 2017 now underway and festival fever in full swing, Lindisfarne Festival organisers are delighted to be showcasing a number of same name acts at their Northumberland event including DJ Norman Jay MBE, Huey Morgan, The Showhawk Duo, Beans on Toast, The Pale White, Backyard Rhythm Orchestra and Little Mammoths.
      With tickets sales already ahead by 55% compared to the same time last year, the team are equally delighted to welcome comedian and Punch Drunk founder Kai Humphries to the festival, who along with hosting the main comedy tent at Glastonbury will also be curating this year’s Lindisfarne Festival comedy line-up.
      With a stellar list of stand-up talent soon to be announced, full details of the line-up will be revealed at their sold-out Punch Drunk event in Blyth on July 3 featuring Britain’s Got Talent finalist Daliso Chaponda.
      Comedian Kai Humphries said: “Punch-Drunk Comedy has had an outrageous start to 2017, welcoming the likes of Zoe Lyons (LIVE AT The Apollo), Dave Johns (I, Daniel Blake), and Paul Sinha (The Chase) to our stages in Blyth, Bedlington , Ashington , and Cramlington .

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