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Is Alnwick a transport desert?

Today the Times reports that Alnwick has been identified as one of the worst towns in the North-East for public transport. The article is based on a CPRE report called Transport Deserts: the absence of transport choice in England’s small towns. There is plenty of room for improvement in Alnwick’s public transport services, and nothing … Continue reading Is Alnwick a transport desert?

"We believe in localism and want to encourage more meaningful involvement for communities in decision making"

So say the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. <here> But permission has been granted on appeal for 15 new dwellings at Stoney Hills. This overturns the decision of the local planning authority. The local Town Council, neighbours and Civic Society all objected to the original proposal. The development lies outside the settlement boundary … Continue reading "We believe in localism and want to encourage more meaningful involvement for communities in decision making"

2019 Christmas Shop Window Competition

Over the three years that Alnwick Civic Society has been running its Christmas Shop Window Competition the judging has become harder. More shops are dressing their windows, and the quality has progressed to some intensively prepared and crafted scenarios. This year, after lengthy deliberation the judges chose Elemental in Fenkle Street and The Beehive in … Continue reading 2019 Christmas Shop Window Competition