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All the latest news from Tynemouth Village Association

2016 AGM

The AGM was on Thursday 31st of March at 7pm, in the Holy Saviours Parish Centre, next to the church.

The speaker was Alan Fidler, who is going to update us on what is happening with the Northumbria WW1 commemorative Project.

This project was setup to gather and collate details of servicemen from the North East.

You may have seen blue plaques outside some houses showing where fallen servicemen lived. These are part of the project, as is the commemorative garden at the Linskill Centre.

Tynemouth Outdoor Pool campaigners win £50,000 from

For more details see the (Campaigns/Tynemouth Outdoor Pool) tab.

Northumberland Park in North Shields reopens after major renovation scheme

The park was closed after North Tyneside Council received a £2.2m grant to restore its historical features and extend an archaeological project, supervised by Tyne & Wear Specialist Conservation Team and with help from volunteers, the dig discovered the entire outline of a chapel which was part of the medieval St Leonard’s Hospital, dating back to around the 13th Century. A tiled floor was also unearthed in the chapel.

The £2.2m, awarded from the Heritage Lottery and Big Lottery funds, allowed further work on the site as well as a study into the hospital’s history, being overseen by The Archaeology Practice. The wider scheme has included the restoration of lost historical features including cast iron railings, park furniture, fountains, historic planting schemes and the installation of a new park pavilion, a new café, toilets, a children’s play park and woodland BMX track and a community room are now complete. See (Campaigns\Northumberland Park) for further details.

Tynemouth Cumulative Impact Policy

A new policy has been adopted by North Tyneside Council to ensure the number of licensed premises in Tynemouth don't have a detrimental impact on the local community in the future.

The Cumulative Impact Policy is an option available under the government licensing guidance and it allows the authority to take into account the wider impact when considering individual licensing applications.

This means it could consider whether nuisance or public disorder is likely to arise because there is a concentration of licensed premises in a designated area of Tynemouth village.

for further information on this policy click the link Tynemouth Cumulative Impact Policy

2015​ AGM

This year the AGM was held at Holy Saviour's Parish Centre, (a room adjacent to the church) on Monday 20th April at 7pm. The speaker was the local writer and playwright, Peter Mortimer. Peter was invited to speak again because he proved so popular on his last visit. He talked to us this year about the story behind his recently performed play, " Death at Dawn". This is based on the true story of a local North Shields soldier in WW1. Peter also talked about the "Eclectic Iron Festival" in June, which will feature poetry, a crime day and a talk by internationally known crime writer, Ann Cleeves, plus a Festival Club evening in the Salt House. Every event is based on the talents of local people, and will be accompanied by live music. Sounds as if there is something for everyone, and we hope it will be well supported.

Peter Mortimore
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Grand Musical Evening

On Saturday 29th November a Grand Musical Evening was organized by the association at Tynemouth Golf Club on King Edward’s Road, Tynemouth.

The music, included jazz, swing and rock & roll, will be provided by Broadway Melody, whom you may have heard at the Tynemouth Jazz Festival at the Station.

The band was formed some 25 years ago, and originally played at the Wooden Doll.

With an almost capacity attendance by members (with their friends), supporters of the association and followers of the band a great night was had.

We even had visitors from as far away as Holland who were here for a short holiday break with their friends.

Tynemouth Management Strategy

Tynemouth Management Strategy is a project initiated by the Elected Mayor, to create a community-led strategy for the conservation area. If adopted it will form a basis for decision making and guidance for the management of the area in the future. The Strategy builds on the Tynemouth Character Statement which was adopted by North Tyneside Council in 2003.

This Strategy, if adopted, will be an important document. We hope as many people as possible will comment on the draft, which is currently out for public consultation. Below is a link to the Consultation Draft and all other documents. We hope you will take time to look at them, and give us your valued comments.

Click here to access Tynemouth Village Strategy Plan

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Plant more trees

Tynemouth Village Association support the planting of more trees in the village.

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Best craftsmanship Angel Award​!​

Exciting News-Congratulations! Well done Ylana First and Station Developments for winning the Best Craftsmanship employed on a Heritage Rescue! The English Heritage Angel Award was founded last year by Andrew Lloyd Webber to celebrate the efforts of local people rescuing their heritage and is run by English Heritage. The announcement was made on Monday 22 October and the ceremony was held at the Palace Theatre London hosted by TV presenter Clare Balding, with Graham Norton, Culture Minister Ed Vaizey, Melvyn Bragg and Charles Moore presenting the awards

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Tynemouth Swimming Pool

In response to a map which we were shown by the Council of the area surrounding the ramp onto Longsands Beach, which they planned to regenerate, Tynemouth Village Association asked whether improvements could be extended to include the Outdoor Swimming Pool. Friends of Tynemouth Outdoor Pool have come up with some exciting plans for a sustain ably heated outdoor pool with changing facilities, cafe ,gym and community spaces. and we are watching this space. Their plan was the only one submitted. They responded to council requests and the final submission will be 31 May -Tynemouth Outdoor Pool.

Seal on King Edwards beach!​

Follow this link to watch a video about a seal which landed on King Edward's Bay this August. It was shot on an i Phone and a Samsung! Many thanks to Helen J for lending her phone!

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JET SKIS AT TYNEMOUTH HAVEN??​

Jet skis launch from Cullercoats Harbour and people there are objecting. So now the council wants to move them to Tynemouth.

WHY HASN’T TYNEMOUTH BEEN CONSULTED ABOUT THIS? "All tragedies are unique. All jet skis, on which so many tragic accidents occur, are alike…." In 1998 the US National Transportation Safety Board criticized the basic design of all personal watercraft: "Personal watercraft have no braking mechanism. They coast to a stop, and while coasting, there is no turning ability." Tom Ebro, president of Aquatic Risk Management in Florida, concurs. "What makes personal watercraft so ultra-dangerous is the fact that it will not steer when you suddenly have a surprise and let off the throttle….Unlike traditional boats "jet skis" are rudderless. And when the throttle is off, a speeding jet ski is like a car on ice. It can’t stop. It can’t turn, and the driver has no control."

1/1 So they are dangerous. A local police person says "There are regulations, but jet skiers tend not to stick to them" As well as being potentially dangerous, jet skis are very noisy and echoing off the cliffs would destroy the peace and tranquility of the Haven, enjoyed by so many who come here. Fishermen, dog walkers, visitors to the Priory, the Pier and the Spanish Battery, as well as the sailors and rowers would all be losers-but to a few people they represent fun!

So we asked residents what they thought and over fifty residents met at the Tynemouth Social Club. The majority believed that Tynemouth Haven was not the best place for Jet Skis, including some jet skiers themselves. If you were unable to come and would like to add to the many letters we have received (which are in the campaigns section of this website) then please contact any member of the Tynemouth Village Association as we would be grateful for any feedback:​

Parking

See newsletter on this subject, which has had negative and positive reaction from village. Please send your response to the Resident Parking Permit Scheme to our Chair at nigel@npbl.co.uk

Tynemouth Swimming Pool​

In response to a map which we were shown by the Council of the area surrounding the ramp onto Longsands Beach, which they planned to regenerate, Tynemouth Village Association asked whether improvements could be extended to include the Outdoor Swimming Pool. Friends of Tynemouth Outdoor Pool have come up with some exciting plans for a sustain ably heated outdoor pool with changing facilities, cafe ,gym and community spaces. and we are watching this space. Their plan was the only one submitted. They responded to council requests and the final submission will be 31 May -Tynemouth Outdoor Pool.

Disturbances in Front Street

The village association have received numerous complaints about recent disturbances in Front Street. Since these seem mostly to be drink related, any complaints about public nuisance should, after initially calling the police, be made to the Licensing Officer.



If you have views about any issues in Tynemouth please contact the Tynemouth Village Association

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