Why I am standing for Bywell Vote Labour on 6 May
The Falcon Centre in Wylam, owned by Northumberland County Council is a repurposed school house, built circa 1930, that is currently used as a library and a museum. It also runs playgroups and Yoga classes, but it is significantly underused. Over the past two years a number of interested parties have been coming together to … Read More
Thanks to Wendy and all her helpers for a fantastic fund-raising garden party in Wylam. Thanks Wendy for your hospitality, hard work and the Vegan chocolate cake. And the weather was kind too!
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
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.
A wonderful day out as ever at this event, despite the rain. Well attended by Hexham CLP officers. On the far right (position in photograph and not a reflection of labour politics) Chair Steve Grinter with Secretary Bill Haylock holding the banner. Social Media officer and co-chair of the Campaign Committee Tony Pierre stands under … Read More
The Falcon Centre is a popular venue for community activity. Housing the local library and railway museum it also provides a space for a range of groups offering a variety of services and activities -from an artisan baking community to a pre-school playgroup. Several interested parties met in the Falcon Centre in late October 2018 … Read More
As Bywell branch continues its campaign for adequate and local GP surgery provision in Wylam – Rothbury Hospital Campaigners are applauded and Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Group criticised in a Letter to Northumberland Gazette 23.11.18 ‘As a concerned, ageing resident I attended the open meetings in 2016/2017 at which the Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) outlined … Read More
We had our second AGM on Wednesday 10th October, in the Boathouse Wylam, attended by Twelve people. As with most AGMs much of the formal part of the meeting was dominated by elections. All of the officer positions remained unchanged other than Vanessa Maughan will now be secretary alone allowing Tony Pierre to concentrate on … Read More
Bywell meetings in the Boathouse. Bywell Labour party monthly meetings are organised so that business meetings occur every other month. This means that the remaining meetings are largely given over to discussion about politics and ideas and have proved to be popular. We engage with political ideas as they apply to people’s everyday lives. Our … Read More
The fate of Wylam Riversdale surgery still remains uncertain. The CCG and NHS England await the business plan from the surgery which is required before the decision making process can move forward. Yet the surgery’s website suggests it is ‘still waiting for essential information from NHS Property Services regarding the proposed use of the building at our Oaklands … Read More
A big thank you to all helpers with the Bywell Labour jumble sale. The organising, collecting, storing, sorting, selling and of course the clear up was hard work but I gather we made a large amount for the branch. Brilliant job well done. Please pass on thanks to friends, family and neighbours who helped and … Read More