Alert readers of our newsletter may have noticed several spelling mistakes and one factual error in the recent (November 2013) edition of the Civic Society Newsletter. We will leave readers to spot the spelling mistakes, but this is an early opportunity to correct the factual error: Alnwick Playhouse dates from 1925, not 1926. We understand that … Continue reading Newlsetter corections and clarrifications
We are working on creating a new background for various projects which will involve maps. It’s a good way of understanding how difficult this is, and appreciating the work of others. These are a couple of recent attempts. Hopefully we are beginning to get somewhere.
The next “Any Questions?” panel discussion will be on Oct 15th. It’s not to early to start thinking about the topics for discussion this year. As a prompt, there is a list below of the issues that the panel discussed last year, along with a brief summary of the response. All are invited to submit … Continue reading Any questions?
The Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill is currently making its way through parliament, and recently passed committee stage. Among other things, it will introduce a “Public Spaces Protection Order”, to prevent specified things being done in specified public places. The idea is to introduce a simplified alternative which replaces Dog Control Orders (use of leads, control … Continue reading Public Spaces Protection Orders
Normally more than 200 people in Northumberland complete an apprenticeship related to construction, planning or the built environment each year. That’s around 1.2% of all such apprenticeships in England. Not bad, considering that Northumberland represents just 0.6% of the population of England. Last year, however, the number in Northumberland dropped from 200 to just 40. … Continue reading Apprenticeships
The Climate—in regard to temperature, is subject to great variation; upon the mountains, snow will often continue for several months, (and may frequently be seen there of a considerable depth) when there is none in the lower districts. The weather is very inconstant, but mostly runs in extremes. In the Spring months, the cold, piercing, … Continue reading Climate