Local News

Councillors Ignore Gosforth Residents and Businesses; Voting in a Red Route

Newcastle councillors have snubbed the preferences of residents and businesses in Gosforth by voting to implement a Red Route along Gosforth High Street and remove 40 car parking bays from the Salters Road car park.
Local Conservative campaigner Steve Kyte who addressed councillors at the Civic Centre asking them to reconsider their decision said “I’m bitterly disappointed, the majority of respondents to the consultation did not want these proposals to go ahead and have been ignored. A clear indication that Gosforth needs a strong and dynamic voice to take up the case for our community.”

Fire Station Closures on Hold

News that T&WF Authority have chosen to use £6M of reserves to extend the time to implement planned changes to the fire service and put the cloure of Gosforth Community Fire Station on hold have been welcomed by Gosforth Conservatives.

Local campaigner welcomes progress as Government triples small business Prompt Payment pledge

Local campaigner and businesswoman, Jennifer Nixon, has  welcomed the news that in just four months the number of FTSE 350 firms signing up to the Prompt Payment Code has tripled. There are now 126 FTSE 350 firms signed up to the code, with 94 new firms joined since November last year.  Three quarters of FTSE 100 companies have signed, or are in the process of signing, the Code.  This represents good news for small businesses across Newcastle.  

Welcome to Apprenticeships on Tyneside

Conservatives in Newcastle have welcomed news that the North East has seen a 133% rise in the number apprenticeships over the last two years - ahead of the national average. 

Police and Crime Commissioners will help tackle crime

The first ever Police and Crime Commissioner elections will take place in Northumbria on the 15th November 2012. This is the first opportunity the public will get to vote on a single issue they care deeply about – crime and policing, the safety and security of their homes and communities.

Newcastle Conservatives welcome Northern Rock sale

Conservatives in Newcastle welcome the announcement by the Government that Northern Rock, the nationalised bank, has been sold.  The Newcastle-based bank, which was taken over by the taxpayer in February 2008, has been sold to Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Money Group for £747 million.