Problems with parking are probably the number 1 thing that residents contact me about. There are currently 13 streets in the ward where waiting restrictions are being considered (i.e. yellow lines) and 8 streets being considered for resident permit schemes. As I’ve said many times before there are many terraced streets in our ward datingContinue reading “Proposed Changes to Resident Parking Zone”
Monthly Archives: May 2023
An Argument Over Chairs
On Thursday evening we had the first formal meeting of the Council for the new municipal year. The local Conservatives made quite a fuss about Chairs. Let me explain… The first full Council following the elections is always interesting as there will be new faces appearing and also people in new positions, some of themContinue reading “An Argument Over Chairs”
Improving A-Level Availability
This week we saw a very unhelpful situation arise that affected a lot of local teenagers studying at a local college… It involved Queen Alexandra College announcing that they would be completely closing their Sixth Form college, and basically sacking the staff and kicking out the students. You can read the full story here. AsContinue reading “Improving A-Level Availability”
Re-Elected, so what’s next?
Thank you to all of the 1456 local residents who voted for me last week. I’m really honoured that I can continue to represent this part of North Shields as your local councillor. The role of a local councillor, as I often point out, has two sides to it. There’s the case work I doContinue reading “Re-Elected, so what’s next?”