Prudhoe & District Branch

Prudhoe and District Labour Party branch is based on an area containing three council wards: 'Prudhoe North', 'Prudhoe South' and 'Stocksfield and Broomhaugh' and hence includes the town of Prudhoe and villages of Mickley, Stocksfield, Riding Mill, Broomley and New Ridley.

This year has seen an increase in membership and the branch not only campaigns on local issues but also national issues which face us all. The branch holds regular monthly meetings in Prudhoe to discuss local issues, topical issues, education and general organisation. All members are welcome to attend these friendly gatherings.

In addition Pruhoe Labour Party run a Facebook page to promote and discuss local and national issues which can be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/prudhoeanddistrict.labourgroup/

The Facebook page also has an email address where members can send information on local issues etc. at prulabfb@btinternet.com.

Contact Brian Singer: prudhoelabour@gmail.com

Watch a video about campaigning in Prudhoe with our candidate, Penny Grennan. Come and join us!

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Parking Fees at Prudhoe Rail Interchange and Riverside Park

As part of our campaign for increased public transport and green transport policies, Prudhoe and District labour party is running a campaign against the car parking charge of £3.00 per day planned for Prudhoe station and Prudhoe riverside park car parks by Conservative run Northumbria County council. We have until 7th January to register our views. So far we have collected over 500 signatures in a paper petition. The petition has been collected in front street, at the station, in the park and in various cafes and Pubs around Prudhoe. We have also had much interest from members of the community who are not Labour members but who have been collecting signatures for us. The labour group on the town council have also persuaded the Town council to oppose it in the consultation that the NCC are having with Town and Parish Councils.
Sign our paper petition sheets at the Riverside Café, Café Genvra or the Adam and Eve.

Register your concern with our on-line petition
Sign the on-line petition

Reasons to sign
Northumberland County Council are introducing parking charges at many stations throughout Northumberland in order to finance free parking in Hexham and Morpeth town centres. They include charges of £3.00 per day or £225 per year at Prudhoe and similar charges at Haltwhistle stations and at the Riverside park in Prudhoe. The charges at the stations will only have the effect of encouraging commuters away from the trains and back on to the roads thus adding to air pollution from vehicles. At this time, it is estimated that 40,000 people a year die as a result of pollution from cars in the UK, Because of this many major cities including Newcastle are contemplating congestion charges for motorists to reduce air pollution and yet NCC are in effect trying to increase it. Also, carbon dioxide from cars is a major addition to the greenhouse effect. Governments around the world are trying to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and yet the Conservative County council are attempting to increase them.
The riverside country park is used by grandparents, parents and child minders to take children for a while for some exercise during the day. Many cannot afford to pay up to £3.00 to do so. NCC admit that the charge here is to stop commuters using the park instead of the station. The park is used also by many walkers and also cycling groups who point out that parking will still be free at the Wylam end of the park, So Parking charges at the Prudhoe end will also affect the Riverside café which employs young trainees with special needs.
Houses and businesses near the station fear that commuters will park haphazardly all around the area and take up their parking spaces.
We call upon the two Tory County Councillors from Prudhoe, Ken Stow and Gordon Stewart to vote against their party’s proposals on these charges and we call upon the County council to think again on the consequences of their ill thought out scheme.

Campaigning for a Labour government – Canvass in Carlisle Sat Nov 16th – update

November 14, 2019

Campaigning for a Labour government – Saturday Nov 16th Canvass in Carlisle – key Tory marginal majority 2599 Cars from Newcastle Contact: Punita Goodfellow – tel. 078761 31208 2 car spaces available from Kirkwhelpington or nearby. Contact Chris Easton Train from Newcastle 9-23, calling at Prudhoe 9-41, Hexham 9-54, Haltwhistle 10-13 arrive Carlisle 10-44 Contact: … Read More

Campaigning in Prudhoe

Campaigning in Prudhoe

October 28, 2019

Thanks to those Labour activists for campaigning in Prudhoe this Sunday.   For the Many …

Newcastle and Northumberland stand firm for democracy

Newcastle and Northumberland stand firm for democracy

September 3, 2019

Whilst Jeremy Corbyn addressed an audience in Glasgow on Saturday August 31st urging them to stand firm against Prime Minister Johnston’s coup against democracy, activists gathered at Newcastle’s Monument. North of Tyne Mayor Jamie Driscoll, Councillor Rebecca Shatwell and University and College Union officer Joyce McAndrew amongst others offered a blistering critique of the Tory onslaught that … Read More

Urgent email – Defend Democracy

Urgent email – Defend Democracy

August 30, 2019

Stop the coup demo on Saturday Aug 31st at Newcastle Monument. Bywell branch of Hexham CLP will be on the the 9-56 train from Hexham which stops at:                             Corbridge    10-00                             Riding Mill 10-04                             Stocksfield  10-09                             Prudhoe      10-13                             Wylam at    10-18 Please join us.  

Getting The Labour Vote Out

July 4, 2019

Getting the Labour Vote out for Lee Robinson (Labour candidate in the Prudhoe Town Council by-election) in Prudhoe this evening. Penny, Debbie, Brian and Andy    

Canvassing & street stalls

June 19, 2019

Canvassing Saturday 22nd June 11.00 am. Meet at Castle First School, Castle road , Prudhoe. NE42 6PH Contact Keith Trobe: 07846264549 Street Stall Haltwhistle:. Outside the library. 10.00 – 12.00pm Sunday 23rd June 11.00am Meet at Castle First School, Castle road , Prudhoe NE42 6PH Contact Keith Trobe: 07846264549

Kim will fight to keep our streets safe

Kim will fight to keep our streets safe

June 16, 2019

A weekend of campaigning in Prudhoe with Kim McGuinness, Labour’s candidate for Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria and the Town Council by-election on the 4th July. Good conversations were had on the doorsteps about Tory police cuts and the Conservatives being more concerned with fighting amongst themselves than making sure our police force have … Read More