Having kept track of improvements over the last few months, I am really pleased with the progress being made on Bedlington.
The plans for the centre of town look excellent and I am really optimistic for the future.
However, I am concerned about a small element of Bedlington folk who seem intent on being negative about everything.
There are thousands of communities up and down the UK struggling to cope with online shopping, austerity and edge of town commuters leaving the community to use facilities elsewhere.
Tesco closed because it wasn’t being used enough.
I would suggest that we are seeing investment against the odds here and we should start being positive about the changes coming to our town.
While it’s only a minority of people being negative, I fear that genuine debate could be hampered and would-be investors may be put off.
The latest gripe is about disruption caused by building the facilities people complained we didn’t have.
Let’s be positive abut the future in Bedlington.
Let’s work together to make it a better place.
Let’s use what we do have.
Sadly, if the minority don’t stop, I fear private investors will take one look and say “not for me.”