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Cramlington NE23 1DN

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Demolition of former St. Paul’s School


The Town Council has lodged strong objections about demolition traffic using residential streets to access the site of the former St Paul's School in the Village Ward.

They are proposing that traffic should be directed along a new access following the route of the “old road”, rather than  travelling via Doddington Drive.During  the course of local consultation on the proposed development it was clear that whilst residents had no objection in principle to the development of the site for housing, there were major objections to the proposed access being via Doddington Drive.

It was felt that the road itself is too narrow for construction traffic and this is exacerbated by on street parking necessitated by the limited off road parking available to residents.

Further concern regarded the potentially hazardous nature of some of the materials to be removed.

Following the strong objections lodged by the Town Council, the County Council will now demand that the applicant looks again at access to the site.

The construction of a new access road following the line of the “old road” will facilitate not only demolition but also construction works. The Town Council’s position is, therefore, that no demolition works commence until an alternative access to that proposed has been agreed and constructed.

The Town Council was previously given a verbal assurance by former ARCH Board member that a new access would be constructed with no access being required through Doddington Drive.

To see the Town Council’s objection please click here:
https://publicaccess.northumberland.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=consulteeComments&keyVal=ODYSNLQSK3S00&consulteeCommentsPager.page=1

COUNCIL FUNDING FOR COMMUNITY PROJECTS

Cramlington Town Council has awarded £900 from their Community Chest. Cramlington Juniors Under 11s (pictured) were given £500 to help them attend a football tournament in Yorkshire. St Nicholas's Church was also awarded £400 toward their annual flower festival.

The funding, agreed at the full council meetings, comes from the Community Chest Fund – and other organisations are encouraged to apply for future support.Council chairman John Collins said “We are delighted to award these community groups financial support. Cramlington Town Council is committed to supporting community groups and our Community Chest Fund helps good causes that can help make a difference.”

If you have a project, or an idea for a project, based in Cramlington which needs financial support then you can apply for funding. The maximum grant available is £2500

for large organisations and £500 for local groups.

Flytipping

Cramlington Town Council has reacted promptly to have another incident of fly-tipping in the town cleared.

The latest occurrence was behind the shops at Front Street (pictured) where the debris totalled 3 tons and included a freezer, food waste, fencing and plastic items. A team from Northumberland County Council removed the items on Tuesday.

Most residents of Cramlington are proud of their town but the selfish actions of a few are having a detrimental affect on the area according to Council Chairman John Collins who added "These incidents are absolutely disgusting but the council is taking affirmative action to address the situation".

Cramlington Town Council has purchased their own "Tommy".

Tommy is a symbol of remembrance created by the charity Remembered, as part of their project "There But Not There"

Members of a World War I working party set up to co-ordinate Cramlington's Remembrance commemorations are seen with with sculpture in the village square.

The "Tommy" silhouettes will be used throughout 2018, marking the centenary of the end of the First World War and also to inspire communities organising their own remembrance events.

So far there are plans in Cramlington for a poppy themed planting scheme including a poppy roundabout and a Royal British Legion commemoration run as well as events on Remembrance Sunday, November 11th.