New team is keeping the village clean

A new two-person team is working to keep a south east Northumberland town clean and green over the summer months.

Helen McPhail and Adam Stenhouse have been employed as a local neighbourhood team to carry out a number of tasks that will help to keep Newbiggin tidy and attractive.

They will be enhancing floral displays and shrub beds, keeping the promenade tidy and carrying out general maintenance work such as painting of railings, staining wood seats and removing graffiti.

Coun Liz Simpson said: “I am delighted to welcome Helen and Adam to Newbiggin and really look forward to seeing the difference that the new team will make in the town.

“Newbiggin is a lovely seaside village but we are constantly striving to make it better.

“These environmental improvements will make a real difference both for visitors in the summer months and for residents to enjoy on a daily basis.”

Helen and Adams’ work will be focused on the main entrances to the village, the village centre and the promenade, and is in addition to the work already carried out by Northumberland County Council.

This enhanced service partnership work is a joint venture between Northumberland County Council and Newbiggin Town Council, with the town council providing additional financial support towards the initiative.