Concerns highlighted in survey

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Results of a survey about how residents feel about where they live have been resulted.

Over the summer months Northumberland County Council asked people about where they live.

Now the information from Blyth has been fed back to all the relevant services to address the main issues raised.

People were asked specifically what was worrying them about where they live, what they were enjoying and what one thing would make their life better.

The results showed people enjoyed living close to the beach, appreciated parks and play areas and felt that they were part of a real community.

However, there were some common concerns including the decline of the town centre, drugs, anti-social behaviour, litter and dog fouling.

The council is now working to tackle the concerns including improvements to the Keel Row bus station, and plans for the Commissioners Quay development which will includes Blyth Workspace.

Council leader Grant Davey said: “The survey results have shown where the people of Blyth have real concerns which means we can make sure we are doing all we can to tackle those issues.

“This is also an opportunity for us as a council to talk about the work we are already doing and explain our future plans.”

Results from the Ashington survey will be available soon.

The council will be surveying Cramlington, Alnwick, Haltwhistle and Prudhoe areas over the next few months.