Big turn-out at Morpeth Forum event

Over 1,000 Morpeth residents braved wintry conditions to find out the latest about ongoing developments for the town.

The latest Morpeth Forum drop-in session at the Town Hall gave visitors updates on the new leisure centre and The Terrace site, The Chantry, and plans for library and customer services facilities.

There were displays on the new Morpeth First School, the refurbishment of County Hall and a range of food and drink from the county council’s Produced in Northumberland scheme.

There was also displays from the Greater Morpeth Development Trust, the NHS, the Chamber of Trade and local developers.

Councillor Richard Wearmouth, Cabinet Member for Economic Development, said: “Without doubt we’ve had the biggest turn out to date, which is even more encouraging considering the wintry weather on the day.

“The feedback has been extremely positive, both in person and via social media, with a great deal of interest in the leisure centre plans as well as other developments in the town.

“We will consider all the feedback shared with us and ensure we come back to residents as these schemes move forward.”

Town Councillor Nic Best commented: “It was very good to see so many people turn out.

“People seemed particularly pleased to see the whole range of projects viewed together. I'm looking forward, now, to the consultation on detailed proposals for the Leisure Centre."

You can see the display boards from the event HERE
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