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  1. Perhaps anyone who is considering stopping smoking should contact the Northumberland stop smoking service who have trained advisors who offer free support and advice and can also recommend the most appropriate medication to help deal with any cravings. Tel: 01670 813135 

  2. If you visit the News Post Leader website you will find a large banner headline on each page advertising Arch. I would include a link however I think they get enough publicity without me helping to promote them.

    Well done to Malcolm for getting his letter published in this weeks Leader.

  3. 44 minutes ago, Andy Millne said:

    It was my understanding that the owners of the News Post Leader were in financial trouble so it's certainly possible :D I suspect it is simply more to do with an upcoming election? 

    There are also 3 full page promotional pages for the Development of Morpeth, Active Northumberland and How Arch Works.....I wonder who pays for these as it may woo the undecided Northumberland voters in the run up to an election. ;)   

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  4. Have Arch now taken over the News Post Leader?

    Readers Views in this weeks New Post Leader appear to have been loaded with Arch and Labour Party promotional material for the local elections in May.

    The first letter is from Peter McIntyre chief executive of Arch who praises their work in Bedlington.....The second letter is from Alyson Wallace local Labour councilor who compliments and congratulates Arch. She also mentions that her hope is to be re-elected in May.

    The third letter is from a retired business woman from Worcestershire who worked in the energy industry. She has been looking to buy a retirement home in the region and praises Northumberland County Council and Arch for their development plans for Cambois…..The woman believes that the local Conservative Party have plans to scrap Arch so she will not now make a decision about moving to the area until after the May elections!

    The fourth and final letter relates to Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) for the NHS. Northumberland, Tyne Wear Trust have said that they will require capital funding for to deliver such plans and describe how millions of pounds are needed for a backlog of repair work…..Perhaps Arch could assist with this so that Northumberland could use capital funding for Social Care.

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  5. Brian O'Neil of Burnley was known as 'The Bedlington Terrier' and played in the late sixties. He went on to play at Southampton in the early 70's. If you played local football in the early 70's there was always a chance you would get picked up by Burnley.

    Jimmy Anderson from Ashington was manager of the club around that time. Anderson had joined the club around 1947.

    There was also a Bill Dodd from Bedlington who was one of a number of North East players to go to Turf Moor in the 1950's.

     

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  6. 22 minutes ago, Bedlingtonian said:

    BEDLINGTON MECHANICS

    F.A. CUP Results courtesy of The Football Club History Database

    1959-60   2Q    ANNFIELD PLAIN                           A    1-4
    1960-61   1Q    BILLINGHAM SYNTHONIA             H    5-2
                    2Q    HORDEN COLLIERY WELFARE    A    1-3
    1961-62   1Q    WHITBY TOWN                             H    4-2
                    2Q    BILLINGHAM SYNTHONIA             H    1-0
                    3Q    ASHINGTON                                  A    2-2
                    3Qr   ASHINGTON                                 H    1-4
    1962-63   1Q    WHITBY TOWN                            H    3-1
                    2Q    SHILDON                                      A    0-4

    BEDLINGTON COLLIERY WELFARE

    F.A. CUP

    1967-68   1Q    FERRYHILL ATHLETIC                   A    1-2
    1969-70   1Q    WHITBY TOWN                              H    0-1
    1970-71   1Q    SPENNYMOOR UNITED                 A    0-2
    1971-72   1Q    RYHOPE COLLIERY WELFARE     H    5-1
                    2Q    CONSETT                                      H    0-0
                    2Qr   CONSETT                                      A    1-4

     

    And the final League Table for 1959-1960 courtesy of Non League Matters

      1. AMBLE                            
      2. ALNWICK TOWN         
      3. ASHINGTON RESERVES 
      4. BEDLINGTON MECHANICS
      5. CRAGHEAD COLLIERY WELFARE
      6. NEWCASTLE UNITED 'A' 
      7. NORTH SHIELDS RESERVES
      8. CRAWCROOK ALBION          
      9. BLYTH SPARTANS RESERVES
     10. ANNFIELD PLAIN                    
     11. NEWBURN                           
     12. HIGHFIELD                         
     13. MORPETH TOWN
     14. WALLSEND RISING SUN
     15. SEATON DELAVAL          
     16. CRAMLINGTON WELFARE

    Bedlington Mechanics were still in the league in 1962-1963 however in the 1965-1966 season Bedlington Colliery Welfare appear in the league. Bedlington Colliery Welfare win the league in season 1966-1967. 

  7. BEDLINGTON MECHANICS

    F.A. CUP Results courtesy of The Football Club History Database

    1959-60   2Q    ANNFIELD PLAIN                           A    1-4
    1960-61   1Q    BILLINGHAM SYNTHONIA             H    5-2
                    2Q    HORDEN COLLIERY WELFARE    A    1-3
    1961-62   1Q    WHITBY TOWN                             H    4-2
                    2Q    BILLINGHAM SYNTHONIA             H    1-0
                    3Q    ASHINGTON                                  A    2-2
                    3Qr   ASHINGTON                                 H    1-4
    1962-63   1Q    WHITBY TOWN                            H    3-1
                    2Q    SHILDON                                      A    0-4

    BEDLINGTON COLLIERY WELFARE

    F.A. CUP

    1967-68   1Q    FERRYHILL ATHLETIC                   A    1-2
    1969-70   1Q    WHITBY TOWN                              H    0-1
    1970-71   1Q    SPENNYMOOR UNITED                 A    0-2
    1971-72   1Q    RYHOPE COLLIERY WELFARE     H    5-1
                    2Q    CONSETT                                      H    0-0
                    2Qr   CONSETT                                      A    1-4

     

  8. Arch is described as being 'Wholly owned by Northumberland County Council and with a board drawn from the public, private and third sectors, Arch brings a distinctive and enterprising approach to promoting economic growth in Northumberland'

    Arch has had an impact on your town whether you live in Bedlington, Cramlington or Berwick.

    Not a lot appears to be known about Arch but a starting point might be Companies House. Enter the postcode NE63 8QZ on their website and you will find details going back to 1998 about ARCH (COMMERCIAL ENTERPRISE) LIMITED and other branches of ARCH.

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  9. Just now, Bedlingtonian said:

    I understand that Arch state that the Board Members at Arch are not remunerated for their position however below are what I believe are the remuneration bandings for the Groups Operational Directors (Employees of Arch).

    Remuneration Band Directors
    £70,000 to £74,999 - 1
    £75,000 to £79,999 - 2
    £90,000 to £94,999 - 1
    £120,000 to £124,999 - 1
     

    I believe the current operational directors are Paul Littlefair, Duncan Bowman, Paul Czerepok, Jacqui Kell and Peter McIntyre. A Jacqueline Ann Kell and Peter James Mcintyre have had some involvement with Active Northumberland. 

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  10. 1 hour ago, Malcolm Robinson said:

    No one has any influence with Arch........thats the way it looks anyway!  

    I understand that Arch state that the Board Members at Arch are not remunerated for their position however below are what I believe are the remuneration bandings for the Groups Operational Directors (Employees of Arch).

    Remuneration Band Directors
    £70,000 to £74,999 - 1
    £75,000 to £79,999 - 2
    £90,000 to £94,999 - 1
    £120,000 to £124,999 - 1
     

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  11. Cheers mercuryg, the responsibilities are listed below:

    • Allotments
    • Bus Shelters
    • Children’s Play Areas
    • Grit Bins – if the County Council won’t
    supply the Town Council may supply
    • Litter Bins
    • Public Seating
    • War Memorials
    • Christmas Lights
    • Christmas Tree
    • Notice board Provision
    • Flower beds and bulb planting
    • Town gateway features
    • Additional grass cuts - The County
    Council does not cut grass in April and
    October so we may pay for additional
    grass cuts in those months
    • Any entry into the Northumbria in Bloom
    completion
    • Support of Community Events

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  12. I am from Bedlington and do not consider myself to be from West or East Bedlington only Bedlington. The Trotter Memorial, St Cuthberts Church, Daniel Gooch are related to the history of Bedlington as are the Market Cross and Bedlington Ironworks. 

    There appears to be a dispute over the relocation of the memorial monument and for what it is worth my view is that nobody would know what it is if it was moved to the centre of a busy roundabout. I therefore agree with the view of Moe19 and Newbedders. 

    Should such a move be considered, debated and argued over so much when we can not ensure Bedlington has an accessible public toilet for visitors to the town. I know that Malcolm is kept very busy however should his efforts be limited to the moving of monuments, painting railings and the Bedlington Terrier seats.  

    Perhaps we should refer the decision to Arch or is that being cynical and negative. The vote for Brexit and Donald Trump has shaken up the powers in Whitehall and Washington however we appear to have little chance of shaking up the authorities at NCC if we residents dwell on the relocation of the Trotter Memorial Fountain.

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  13. Details of members of the St Cuthbert's Freemason Lodge Bedlington can be found on Ancestry up-to around 1921. The birth date and date of initiation of the brothers can now be found online which is great for anyone researching family history.   

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  14. William appears to have been from a large family originally from the Tweedmouth / Scremerston area. He may have had a large family himself and spent some time at Netherton and Scotland Gate. His wife Ann may have been in Doctor Terrace in 1901 if it is the same William Ferguson Locke. In an 1887 register he is shown as an attendance officer from Scotland Gate. There is an Alex Locke who may be a brother described as secretary and manager of the Bedlington Equitable Industrial Cooperative Society Ltd. Front Street.    

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  15. On 6/16/2016 at 17:43, Christopher Doyle said:

    For those in dire need, there is one located at the shop on the site of the old "Ridge Farm Pub" too.

    Its been a lifesaver for me several times now, although it is also often out of cash.

    ...I sometimes wonder if that's a ploy from the shop owner, forcing a "cashback" transaction for those who didn't plan well for their Thursday night tipple...

     

     

    ...Probably not though!

    Another is located inside the Co-op at Bedlington Station

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