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Boris Announces £750,000 for Blyth

Ian Levy MP has welcomed news that the Prime Minister has confirmed £750,000 of funding for Blyth. The announcement is part of a wider economic package to accelerate infrastructure projects, fuelling jobs and the country’s economic recovery following coronavirus. 

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Three Community Champions

Ian Levy MP has announced another three Blyth Valley Community Champions who were nominated for their efforts in response to coronavirus.  Lindsay Young, Ian Herron and Paul Kerry have all been recognised for setting up initiatives that have provided regular food parcels to residents who are self

HMO not approved for Blyth

Following a decision taken on 1st June by Northumberland County Council's Planning Department regarding the former Pal Joey premises in Blyth town centre, I have been contacted by a number of residents looking for clarity about whether a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) has been approved.   Hav

Jake Towers a Community Champion

Jake Towers from Blyth has been announced as the third Community Champion by Ian Levy MP.  In little over a month, Jake produced an incredible 4,207 protective visors from his house, that he then provided free to local hospitals, care homes and district nurses.

Holywell Community Champion

Claire Bennett from Holywell has been announced by Ian Levy MP as the second Blyth Valley Community Champion.  Claire was nominated by several people for setting up the Holywell Village Isolation Support Group.

First Community Champion Announced

The first Blyth Valley Community Champion has been announced by Ian Levy MP.  Maggie Martin from Cramlington has been recognised for leading the response of community groups in the town to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Blyth Valley MP launches awards for Community Champions

Ian Levy MP has launched Blyth Valley Community Champions to recognise the incredible individual efforts of residents to help others during the coronavirus pandemic.  Nominations could be for people looking out for neighbours by collecting prescriptions; residents who are organising food parcels

Furloughed Engineer produces PPE from Blyth home

An engineer from Blyth has turned a room in his house into a production unit for protective visors that are being provided free to staff in local hospitals and care homes.  Jake Towers, who is 23, has been furloughed from his job and decided he wanted to do something to support people during the

Job Retention Scheme Live

The Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme went live today, with businesses able to claim up to £2,500 a month towards staff wages.  Employers can apply for direct cash grants through HMRC’s new online portal with the money expected to be paid within six working days.