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Friday, 25 April 2014

Prudhoe Blogs

The countdown to Arts Week begins

THINK Tynedale and arts and chances are your mind turns swiftly to Hexham.

The town, after all, boasts the Queens Hall, a cinema and the likes of the Abbey Festival.

But Prudhoe also has its fair share of talent when it comes to creativity - and thankfully its residents are now on a mission to give that talent as strong a voice as... [more]

By Robin Gilson
Published: May 16, 2013

Goodbye town council as we know it

AS you’ll know, I’m often mistaken for my colleague, Robert Gibson, on the Hexham Courant.

That’s fair enough. We’re both devilishly handsome and possessed with minds so sharp they’re deemed offensive weapons by Northumbria Police.

Still, I would have expected Prudhoe’s town councillors to know the difference,... [more]

By Robin Gilson
Published: April 25, 2013

My home is still in Prudhoe

I'M back.

And may I say for the record I’m ashamed, appalled, a... fool for abandoning my reader for so long (cheers for your support, Steve - those one-a-week page views of yours all add up and do wonders for my self-esteem).

To explain...

As you know, Prudhoe is my life. It means everything to me. But so many people kept... [more]

By Robin Gilson
Published: April 18, 2013

Boredom, frustration and embarrassment... just part of the planning process

SO Northumberland Estates and Northumberland County Council have come under fire again over the Duke of Northumberland’s redevelopment plans for Prudhoe town centre.

This time round, their joint misdemeanour involves refusing to turn out at a town council meeting to clarify some technical points before members give their views on the... [more]

By Robin Gilson
Published: April 19, 2012

CAB presence should be welcomed - in the Spetchells Centre or not

IN RECENT weeks, the manager of the West Northumberland CAB, Roger Braybrook, has faced extensive criticism from members of Prudhoe Town Council.

Quite rightly - if their accounts are to be believed.

At best, it appeared that a lack of communication had pretty much left everyone in the dark about the future of the organisation in... [more]

By Robin Gilson
Published: April 12, 2012

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