I am writing to publicly give my thanks to Coun Barry Elliott for his tireless work and commitment to ensuring the repair of the garage forecourts in Willow Crescent, Newsham.
As a resident I rented garage space from Blyth Valley Council for more than 45 years.
During this time the forecourt has never been repaired and has deteriorated to such an extent that it was hazardous to walk on.
I have made several attempts to instigate the necessary repairs but was unable to persuade the council to carry out this work.
Earlier this year I spoke to Coun Elliott about the problems I was experiencing and I feel the repair has only been carried out because of his efforts.