Thursday, 9 June 2011

Locals doing well and good news on Housing

Still at home getting better every day and building up stamina but following local and national news with great interest.
I am so pleased to report yet another accolade for one of our local producers, Gilchester Organics: Andrew and Sybille Wilkinson have set up a business producing top quality, home grown, organic wheat flour and having used it I can only agree; so does the Saturday Telegraph that named them as one of the nations best
see: Gilchester Organics website and the report on
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/foodanddrinkadvice/8566364/Tried-and-tested-stone-milled-flour.html

Separately there is good news on the housing front as reported in the papers and as announced by Housing Minister Grant Shapps in the House of Commons last week
http://www.conservatives.com/News/News_stories/2011/06/New_plans_will_help_tackle_housing_crisis.aspx

The government is using unused state owned land to be developed to create social housing, starter homes for first time buyers and generally to address the housing crisis. The office in westminster have requested urgent details of the proposed projects in our constituency, however there are already plans afoot to develop the old hospital sites in Prudhoe and Stannington - details of which I am still chasing. I will update when I know more.

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