A short section of typical local minor rural road showing severe surface break up and deep potholes following the winter weather. In the economic and political climate of today and taking into account the current debate with regard to rural sustainability, one has to wonder when and if these roads will ever actually be repaired or might some be re-
COUNTY COUNCIL ELECTIONS
May 2013. The Results
For full result details of the County Council elections go to http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/Default.aspx?page=15905
Stephen Bridgett, from Rothbury, who represents our interests at County Hall has been re-
No party takes overall control at County Hall.
Labour have 32 seats (+15)
Conservative 21 seats (+4)
Liberal 11 seats (-
Independent 3 seats (-
The Northumberland & Newcastle Society
If you feel strongly about our landscape and heritage, then please visit the Northumberland & Newcastle Society web site. They have been helping to protect our valuable buildings and landscapes for many decades and earnestly need your support in these difficult times. Please consider joining and help protect our County from ill-
The Food and Drink Corner
SAVE MONEY ON HEATING OIL!
AND FREE MEMBERSHIP BUT ACT NOW!
Community Action Northumberland [CAN], which is a registered charity working with community groups in Northumberland, is setting up a county wide group oil buying scheme. These have run very successfully in other parts of the country, and work by combining orders from one or more villages so that the oil supplier makes only one visit to supply several customers. This is much more efficient for them, and also enables CAN to negotiate lower prices because of making a bulk order, the savings are then passed on to group members. It also means members can order smaller quantities, say 500 litres instead of the normal minimum of 1,000 litres, which helps with budgeting and also means you can keep your tank 'topped up' more easily. It's simple to join the scheme, costs a small annual membership fee (£20 for a domestic user which should easily be saved in fuel costs), and once you're in the scheme the co-
STOP PRESS! Join for FREE – this offer lasts for a short period and for a limited number of people – 200 in the whole of Northumberland – so don’t delay, get your application in NOW!
The Glanton Van Traders.
There are a number of local traders who visit the Village on a regular basis with various food supplies; full details can be found on the 'Directory' page.
Click here to go to the Directory page.