In the first year of our administration we invested an extra £2.3m into the iNorthumberland contract with BT OpenReach to roll out SuperFast broadband to hard to reach areas across our county. These areas are largely in the rural West and North.
Whilst our council administration is running many regeneration projects across our county, a key one in terms of industrial development is the return to use of the land that once housed Blyth Power Station at Sleekburn.
I am delighted to announce massive investment in a new school for Berwick and a multi million pound injection of cash into James Calvert Spence College in Amble - something Labour neglected but Conservatives have put into action.
February and the forthcoming half term holiday is always an exciting time in my book. Finally we lay to rest the excesses of the festive season and recover from those January blues and that back to school (and work) feeling.
As Leader of Northumberland County Council I have great ambition for the future of our Great County. Piece by piece over less than two years in control of the County Council we have been putting in the foundations for a prosperous future of our county.
The Building Schools for the Future Programme is Northumberland Conservatives' flagship education policy to ensure young people in our county can access the facilities they need to have the best start in life.
Only a few years ago the Ofsted report on education provided by the former Council administration stated “...efforts are urgently required to tackle underperformance in a relatively large number of schools in the county and to ensure that pupils’ achievement rises to a good standard…”