Plans for future of Blyth to be outlined at showcase

Residents are being invited to find out more about exciting plans for the future of Blyth.

Thursday, 19th September 2019, 1:52 pm
Updated Friday, 27th September 2019, 5:40 pm
Blyth town centre.
Blyth town centre.

The first Blyth Town Forum Showcase event is being held in a marquee in Blyth Marketplace tomorrow (Saturday) from 10am to 3pm and will feature a range of displays from Northumberland County Council, its partners and businesses in the town.

Blyth Town Forum is a partnership between the county council, Blyth Town Council, Advance Northumberland, Active Northumberland and other stakeholders in the town.

It aims to oversee how the town develops over the coming years and the forum want local people to be fully involved and have their say on the future of the town.

Among the presentations there will be information on the Energising Blyth investment strategy, the proposed relief road, the Northumberland Line and leisure centre investments.

There will also be displays from businesses in the town including ORE Catapult, along with stands from a range of town centre community projects.

Coun Richard Wearmouth, Cabinet Member for Economic Development, said: "This is a very exciting time for Blyth as we work together through the Town Forum to develop our Energising Blyth investment strategy to revitalise the town centre, along with a number of other initiatives, and I hope as many people as possible are able to come along and join us.”

County Councillor and Blyth Town Councillor Kath Nisbet added: "I am proud to be working as a town and county councillor as a part of the Blyth Town Forum and to showcase some of the great new and existing projects in the town centre.

“I hope everyone finds the event extremely useful."