All our Yesteryears – Thursday, February 26, 1987, and Thursday, February 22, 1962

Thursday, February 26, 1987

WATER bills for Northumbrian Water customers are set to rise by 5.1 per cent for 1987-88. The company’s management board approved the charges at its February meeting.

A SCHEME by Bellway (North East) Ltd to build more houses in the Springhill area of Morpeth has been rejected by the borough council’s planning committee.

COUNCIL workers’ jobs could be on the line because of a failure to win painting contracts. Private firms have undercut Castle Morpeth’s own workforce in five out of seven jobs to be tackled next year.

Thursday, February 22, 1962

DEVELOPMENT proposals, which, if carried through, could materially change the central area of Blyth and completely revolutionise the lay-out of that part of the town, are moving a stage further. No fewer than five development companies are interested in a project which, it is understood, concerns an area bounded by the railway on the north, Renwick Road on the west, Waterloo Road on the south and Trotter Street on the east.

THE future of one acre of land in the centre of a Seaton Sluice housing estate, which is unwanted by Blyth Town Council and on which the owners have been refused permission to build 12 houses, was the subject of a ministry inquiry at Blyth yesterday.

BEDLINGTONSHIRE Urban Council has constructed more houses since 1945 than any other local authority in East Northumberland.