Thursday, October 08, 2009

Councillors hold street surgery

LIBERAL Democrat Councillors in Whickham, Gateshead, will be holding a street surgery on Oakfield Road, in the Grange Estate, at 10am on Saturday 10th October.

The decision to hold the surgery comes hot on the heals of a proposal to extend opening hours of a shop at 94 Oakfield Road.

If granted by Gateshead Council, the shop will be able to open 6am - 9pm Monday-Sunday and bank and public holidays. Opening hours are currently restricted to 8am - 6pm Monday to Saturday and 9am - 4pm Sunday and bank and public holidays.

Attending the surgery will be Councillors Peter Craig, Marilynn Ord and Jonathan Wallace and prospective MP for Blaydon, Neil Bradbury.

“The application is attracting a great deal of attention,” said Cllr Craig. “As representatives of the area we are concerned to ensure that the views of residents are heard when the decision is made.

“All local residents are welcome to meet us outside the shops on Oakfield Road from 10am-11am on Saturday 10th October.”

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