Residents of West Wylam are ‘over the moon’ with the very smart, newly installed seat opposite Priestclose Cottages, so much so, that lead petitioner Mr Philip Tonkin received a round of applause when he walked into the Falcon on Friday.
Philip collected over 100 signatures in support of this seat, presenting them to the Council last year. Petitions were held by Miv Chahal at Nisa Local and Peter Thompson at The Falcon. Miv and Peter speak with residents on a daily basis so are perfectly placed to hear people need and were more than happy to seek signatures when asked by Philip.
Philip said “we have many aging residents in West Wylam and this seat will make so much difference to them being able to rest when they come up for the bus, they really are so pleased with it and so am I. I contacted the Town Council and they have listened.”
Philip would like more seats in West Wylam as residents have told him that the lack of places to rest, prevents them getting out and about. Prudhoe Town Council has to ensure that public seats are located appropriately. Where they are off the main road and within residential areas, we must speak with near-by residents first.
Not resting on his laurels, Philip has asked for a litter bin near the seat. He will also continue to pressure Northumberland County Council for an additional bus stop nearer the Falcon.
Anne and Kevin Webster (pictured with Philip and his dog Riley) are keen walkers and they are sure that the seat will be well used and much appreciated.
The seat was purchased from David Ogilvie and installed by John Baron of Scorpion Joinery, Prudhoe.