Ah well, nothing like moving county hall to Ashington. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-26843925 . Now Plashetts would have had a frisson.
Council HQ sale 'could save £13m'
More than £13m could be saved through the sale of a council's headquarters, it is claimed.
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- Robert Forsythe Journal take http://www.thejournal.co.uk/.../northumberland-county... . We were told unitary council was about saving money and yet there has been little evidence of the success of that since the districts were abolished. Northumberland would be best governed with three unitary councils and then the North and the West would not be bled by the South East.
- Robert Forsythe Sir John Hall commenting about the Ashington move "“The only way the town centre is going to be regenerated is by this bold move by the county council.” Heard all that before about Prudhoe "Robert, this shopping centre project MUST go ahead or the town will die". Dramatic words from people who do not have a Plan B. Prudhoe has shown it was not that desperate (although a new town centre so long as it was QUALITY would be nice). Is Ashington so dependent on one thought that having got rid of coal it HAS to have local government bureaucracy? It is all old fashioned thought, we must have our pet dreams and put all our eggs in one basket.