Christmas Markets Success

It was great to see so Northumberland Square and Howard Street full of hustle, bustle and merriment yesterday. The Christmas Markets are back in North Shields town centre this weekend and yesterday I went along with my wife to buy some Christmas gifts for family members. It was lovely to see the newly regenerated heritageContinue reading “Christmas Markets Success”

New-look Northumberland Square opens

It’s great to see the completion of the council’s regeneration of Northumberland Square in North Shields town centre. The new-look square re-opened just in time for the August bank holiday weekend, with the first event being held on Monday. Hundreds of local people enjoyed a range of musical acts and stalls as part of theContinue reading “New-look Northumberland Square opens”

Ward Walkabout with Council + Capita

In this edition of Wilson’s Weekly I’ll be updating you on my recent ward walkabout with senior managers from North Tyneside Council and their contracted partners, Capita. When it comes to helping others to understand what’s going on in our community I think the best way to is simply to show them. That’s why periodicContinue reading “Ward Walkabout with Council + Capita”

Improving the Parking Strategy

On Monday of this week I attended the council’s “Overview and Scrutiny” committee. For those unfamiliar with the internal workings of the council this is a cross-party group of 15 elected councillors. Our task is to look closely at the implementation and impact of the practical things the council is doing and the policy decisionsContinue reading “Improving the Parking Strategy”

Community Spirit shines for the Queen’s Jubilee

What a great weekend it’s been as around the ward street parties have been held to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Official street parties organised by groups of neighbours took place over Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The occasion proved a fantastic opportunity for neighbours who might not usually get beyond a “hello” inContinue reading “Community Spirit shines for the Queen’s Jubilee”