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Your Say

REGENERATION: A whiff of nostalgia

There is a breath of new life into the new promenade at Whitley Bay sea front.

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COAST: Put bikes in business

COAST: Put bikes in business

Your front page story highlighted the number of new companies starting up in Whitley Bay in the last two years, (News Guardian, July 5). This is great news.

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PATH: Not the place for cyclists

PATH: Not the place for cyclists

Recently, I was walking my dog at St Mary’s Island, along the footpath from the car park.

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PROMENADE: More signs required

PROMENADE: More signs required

On one of the recent fine mornings, I took the opportunity to see how the Whitley Bay seafront construction works were getting on, along with a surprising number of other visitors and residents.

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CENTENARY: School is a flagship

CENTENARY: School is a flagship

It was a pleasure and an honour to join young people, staff, governors and other guests for afternoon tea at Woodlawn School to celebrate its centenary.

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RECYCLING: Accept more items in bins

RECYCLING: Accept more items in bins

I don’t understand why North Tyneside councillors believe that moving to fortnightly bin collections will increase the council’s recycling rate, (News Guardian, June 28).

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REGENERATION: A landmark day for town

REGENERATION: A landmark day for town

It’s such good news to read that the Dome will be open to residents and visitors for a look around on July 21-22, then open for business on July 23, (News Guardian, June 28).

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REGENERATION: Seafront to be proud of

REGENERATION: Seafront to be proud of

Politics aside, my family and I would like to thank Norma Redfearn and North Tyneside Council for the vision they had regarding the redevelopment of Whitley Bay seafront, which is nearing completion.

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NORTH TYNESIDE COUNCIL: It must be fair to all

NORTH TYNESIDE COUNCIL: It must be fair to all

Further to your article ‘Bitter row at ‘budget ambush’ ‘, (News Guardian, May 31), and Jean McLaughlin’s letter (June 14), I should be grateful if you would allow me to clarify two issues.

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DOGS: Live and let live on North Tyneside beaches

DOGS: Live and let live on North Tyneside beaches

I am a responsible dog owner who is on Tynemouth beach and area nearly every day, including in bad weather.

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DOGS: Enforce the existing laws

DOGS: Enforce the existing laws

I’m writing in response to the ‘Take Strong Action Now’ letter, (News Guardian, June 28).

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CHARITY: Grateful for support

CHARITY: Grateful for support

The North Tyneside and Coastal Fundraising Branch for Guide Dogs is delighted to let customers from Sainsbury’s West Monkseaton know that the amount raised in the bucket collection on May 5 was an amazing £656.45.

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BUDGET: Reasonable proposal

BUDGET: Reasonable proposal

I write in response to your article stating that a row had broken out over the time opposition parties on the council have to object to the budget of the ruling Labour group, (News Guardian, May 31).

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POST OFFICE: Views may not count

POST OFFICE: Views may not count

So Whitley Bay is to get a new post office and the new location is open to local consultation (News Guardian, May 31).

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BINS: Less service, less charge?

BINS: Less service, less charge?

I refer to the article by David Sedgwick concerning the introduction of fortnightly bin collections, (News Guardian, May 31).

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CARS: Costs to NHS and councils

CARS: Costs to NHS and councils

Car ownership in the north east has risen faster than anywhere else in the UK.

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DEVELOPMENT: What about the crane?

DEVELOPMENT: What about the crane?

Having read the report praising the development of the Swan Hunters yard by the Mayor, (News Guardian, May 17), it may be a good time for her to explain to the council tax payers of North Tyneside what plans are being made for the million pounds worth of scrap, euphemistically known as an overhead crane, lying on the banks of the Tyne.

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LIBRARIES: We share the concerns

LIBRARIES: We share the concerns

Your correspondent voices concerns about library closures, which are shared by Conservative councillors, (News Guardian, May 24).

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PARKING: System can be simplified

PARKING: System can be simplified

I write further to letters on parking permits.

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PARKING: It’s not an entitlement

PARKING: It’s not an entitlement

The story outlining the increases in residents’ parking charges seems to demonstrate nothing more than the level to which we seem to have become ‘entitled’, (News Guardian, May 24). Is this really front page news?

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