Over a Thousand March on County Hall

By Jenny Wilkinson / Fri 24th Feb 2017

Press Release:- More than 1,000 Morpeth residents marched to County Hall this afternoon to protest against the Council's plans for a retail park and 200 houses on the outskirts of the town.  The marchers set off from the town's historic market place with placards of 'Say No' to edge of town re...

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Northumbrian Water Road Works Update

By Jenny Wilkinson / Fri 24th Feb 2017

Please see below an update from the Northumbria Water communications team regarding the current road works in Morpeth:- 'This week made steady progress along Dark Lane towards the St George’s Hospital junction. Excavations are still deep but we are almost through the highest point on Dark Lan...

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County Hall Protest March - 24th Feb

By Jenny Wilkinson / Sun 12th Feb 2017

Hello Chamber members and prospective members There is to be a Protest March from the Town Hall to County Hall on Friday 24th Feb starting at 12noon with the intention of arriving at County Hall at around 12:40pm. Your participation would be very welcome! March placards based on the campaign poste...

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Morpeth Fair Day Opportunities 2017

By Jenny Wilkinson / Sun 15th Jan 2017

Happy New Year everyone! The first Morpeth Fair Day Team meeting of the New Year has taken place and work is well and truly under way to make fair day 2017 a fantastic day! Stall applications are coming in thick and fast! Do you know that we offer a 10% discount for a first time attendin...

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#SayNo Journal and Herald Article

By Jenny Wilkinson / Sat 31st Dec 2016

Hello Chamber Members As you may have seen - the Journal covered the opposition to the proposal for County Hall today (p5) - and the Herald also covers the story http://www.chroniclelive.co. uk/news/north-east-news/ controversial-plans-multi- million-pound-12379063 The South Morpeth Coalition app...

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#SayNo Objection Letter Template

By Jenny Wilkinson / Mon 5th Dec 2016

To support town centre businesses/shops to object most strongly to Northumberland County Council's (NCC) proposals to include an edge of town retail development on its current site, we have prepared a template letter and supporting examples outlining reasons to object to NCC's proposal.  This ...

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#SayNo Have Your Say

By Jenny Wilkinson / Mon 5th Dec 2016

We'd like to know what you think about the Northumberland County Council proposals to redevelop the County Hall and Merley Croft sites, if and when, the County Council headquarters are relocated away from Morpeth. There are three elements to the proposals: A shopping complex with a supermar...

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#SayNo County Hall Development Posters

By Jenny Wilkinson / Mon 5th Dec 2016

As you will be aware - the Morpeth and District Chamber of Trade is opposed to NCC's proposals for redevelopment of the County Hall site - in particular the planning application to build an out of town retail park plus supermarket there, which we feel will have a serious impact on the town centre. ...

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'Strongly Disagree' to the County Hall proposal via the Have Your Say Leaflet

By Jenny Wilkinson / Wed 9th Nov 2016

Dear memebers, We have been advised by planning consultant that as many businesses as possible should complete the attached with ‘strongly disagree’ by Thursday. We agree with the South Morpeth Coalition in that the site is not a sustainable location if the green space is lost, Morpeth...

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County Hall Redevelopment Update

By Jenny Wilkinson / Sat 5th Nov 2016

Representatives from the Chamber attended the exhibition on the proposals for the redevelopment of the County Hall site on Thursday at County Hall and highlighted the Chamber’s main concerns regarding: The nature of the retail development and the proposed supermarket and their impact o...

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