Here’s a thing: a site where you can search for different place names on 1900 Ordnance Survey maps. This is a map of places called “Alnwick”, but you can also zoom in to find local street and place names, quarries, or footpaths. Start <here> Thanks to the National Library of Scotland.
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’re looking to report examples of Alnwick’s broken Bus Stop signs. Here are two: outside the old library and outside the Youth Hostel on Green Batt. The council knows about these. Can you point us in the direction of others? Update on 10th Feb: there are just over sixty bus stops across Alnwick, and we’ve … Continue reading Customised bus stop signs
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"
Over 500 sites have been added to Historic England listings in 2019. The nearest to Alnwick are War Memorials at Ponteland, Eighton Banks (Gateshead) and Silksworth & Tunstall (Sunderland). All of these are Grade II. The nearest Grade II* sites are Low Whita (Bells) Farm at Grinton in Swaledale, and a former atomic bomb store … Continue reading Latest listings
Since 2009 the number of bus journeys in Northumberland has fallen by 25%. Concessionary journeys are holding up better, but this means that the number of non-concessionary journeys has fallen by almost a third. This is worrying. (Department for Transport data <here>, based on returns from operators. .
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