Sunday, 5 June 2011

Northumberland News - Shows, fetes and good news for the Castlefields Estate in Prudhoe

One of the great parts of this job is seeing all the effort that people put in to help their local community; Northumberland is rightly famous for the County Show, which saw 26,000 people attend in Corbridge last Monday, and was apparently a great success; I was due to be a Judge there but sadly had to withdraw - similarly I was sad not to open the Humshaugh fete yesterday, but my place was ably taken by the local councillor Edward Heslop; Edward and I always exchange cricket stories [he once kept wicket in a league match to Courtney Walsh] and he has led the efforts in Council to get Wark bridge repaired.

Meanwhile good news for the residents of the Castlefields Estate in Prudhoe; they have had to suffer from inadequate sewerage and drainage, leading to inevitable and unsightly mess over the last few years; local people have put a lot of time and effort to get decisive action from Northumbrian Water and the company is now responding. They have agreed to upgrade the inadequate sewerage network in the Castlefields area.
The £409,000 project is being carried out in two phases, with the second to begin this Monday; it will finish in mid-September.