Residents’ views are sought

VIEWS are being wanted on proposed new community facilities for Hadrian Park.

North Tyneside Mayor Linda Arkley has pledged to develop new and improved community facilities and activities for the area.

Local residents are being asked for their views on what should be developed.

It follows North Tyneside Council’s decision to put the former Hadrian Education site in Hadrian Park, Wallsend, up for sale.

The site has not been in full use for some time.

Mrs Arkley said: “We need to ensure we are using our assets and resources in a way that means council taxpayers are getting the best value for money.

“The former Hadrian Education Centre has not been in full use for over two years, and the most appropriate course of action for the council is to market it for sale.”

The council has started discussions with the four community groups who currently use the site on a part-time basis.

It has also started to consider how it could provide temporary accommodation for those groups, until a more permanent solution can be agreed.

Council officers will now start a wider consultation with residents in the area, and their views will help shape any proposals.

Details will soon be available locally and on the council’s website at www.northtyneside.gov.uk on how residents can have their say.