Plans for town set to go on show

WALLSEND residents are being invited to have their say on plans for the town.

An information event is being held next Wednesday on the regeneration plans being lined up.

The former card shop next to Iceland in the Forum shopping centre will display information on schemes either planned or under way.

Staff will be available between 1pm and 5pm to answer any questions.

Plans for homes in Hedley Place and York Drive, Wallsend Metro station, a boulevard creating a new pedestrian link between the station and town centre will be on show, as will job creation proposals from offshore firm OGN.

Mayor Linda Arkley said: “We are confident there is a bright future for Wallsend, and there is much work going on behind the scenes to bring projects to fruition.

“The one-day drop-in session will be an opportunity to find out more and discuss these proposals with officers.

“We would urge as many people as possible to pop along.”