North Tyneside’s roads are currently busier than ever. One aspect of ‘normal’ life that hasn’t quite resumed yet after the pandemic is that many people have got out of the habit of using public transport. Those with cars are using them more. Perhaps no surprise then that I’m hearing increased concern about speeding. Residents writeContinue reading “Who Pays for Speeding?”
Monthly Archives: February 2022
Balancing The Budget
We just had one of the most important council meetings of the year, the annual budget meeting. The differing priorities and approaches of the Labour group and the Conservative group were very stark. The way that agenda of the annual budget meeting is structured means that there is inevitably a certain amount of theatre toContinue reading “Balancing The Budget”
Heritage Action Zone Update
The team working on the North Shields ‘Heritage Action Zone’ (HAZ) have just released their latest newsletter. There’s so much redevelopment working going on in North Shields at the moment that its hard to keep up. One important part of the overall Masterplan is the ‘Heritage Action Zone’ which is focused on the area fromContinue reading “Heritage Action Zone Update”
Consumers or Citizens?
This week I’ve been reminded of how important it is for all of us to participate in the world around us as citizens, not just as consumers. Together with my ward colleague Cath Davis, I hosted a residents meeting for one of our local estates that has been experiencing a number of ongoing challenges. LastContinue reading “Consumers or Citizens?”