Concern on parking

Berwick Borough Council now has serious concerns about car parking arrangements in Berwick town centre, the town's mayor has said.

Berwick Borough Council now has serious concerns about car parking arrangements in Berwick town centre, the town's mayor has said.

The mayor, Coun Tony Hughes, told a specially formed local committee, set up to improve the town, that several options are being considered, including the possibility of a multi-storey car park.

Traders say business has slumped dramatically since 60 short-term parking bays were withdrawn from the main street as part of a £1m environmental improvement scheme.

Health seminar

A SPECIAL seminar is to be held next month to consider the future health care needs of the Berwick District.

It is being organised by the Northumbria Health Care NHS Trust and among the topics to be discussed with representatives of the borough council will be nursing staff, patients, and voluntary organisations. The move follows continuing criticism of services at Berwick Infirmary, particularly following the introduction of new out-of-hours doctors arrangements.

Tourism idea

A SITE at the mouth of the River Tweed at Berwick may be promoted as being suitable for a multi-million pound Northumberland Coast visitor centre. The idea has been put forward by Councillor Hazel Bettison who has suggested that Spittal Point would be an ideal location.

Cars amnesty

A SCHEME which enables owners of abandoned vehicles to dispose of them free of charge has proved a major success in the Berwick District. Northumberland County Council, who operated the amnesty, have revealed 28 unwanted vehicles were collected.

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