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Old December 24th, 2011, 02:52 PM   #121
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Victorian Pantry catering company moves to Tedco Business Works building
by Karen Dent, The Journal, December 24th 2011



A CATERING company whose name harks back to the 19th Century has won a contract with a museum, but had to move somewhere more modern to take it on.

Nicola Weldon and Carol Harrison set up Victorian Pantry earlier this year, offering homemade food and drinks. But when they won the contract to run the cafe at South Tyneside Museum and Art Gallery in South Shields, they faced restrictions on what they could cook onsite.

Weldon said: “When Carol and I set up in business we set out to provide lovely home baked goods as opposed to bought-in products.

“We were over the moon to win the contract with the museum as it is such a fantastic facility but quickly realised that because of their artefacts and displays we would be restricted on what we could cook on site.”

They solved their problem by hiring cooking space in the nearby Tedco Business Works building.


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Old December 24th, 2011, 02:54 PM   #122
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British Telecom set to create 750 jobs in South Tyneside
by Karen Dent, The Journal, December 24th 2011


TELECOMS giant BT is ahead of schedule with plans to create 750 jobs in South Tyneside after a decade after winning more outsourcing work. The company promised South Tyneside Council it would bring the jobs to the borough by 2018, but has already brought work for 600 people.

As part of the agreement, BT now carries out all of the council’s back office work such as ICT, human resources, customer services and payroll, and it is also recruiting locally for its own call centres handling sales for the likes of BT Vision and broadband services. It is now in the midst of taking on 280 people in its technical support office to answer broadband queries.

Chris Sayers, regional director of BT North East regional office, said: “We are bringing jobs into South Tyneside, partly around jobs around our partnership with the council and partly work we are doing for the whole of BT as a contact centre. We anticipate by the end of the financial year, we will be over 700 [jobs].

Sayers said that previous economic impact studies carried out around BT buildings showed that for every 500 people employed by BT, around 500 to 1,000 other jobs were safeguarded locally.

“It’s great news, especially considering the economy at the moment. It’s very, very good for the borough,” he added.


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Old December 24th, 2011, 03:53 PM   #123
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British Telecom set to create 750 jobs in South Tyneside
by Karen Dent, The Journal, December 24th 2011
Anyone else notice the questionable grammar in this piece?

after a decade after winning
partly around jobs around
It’s very, very good

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Old December 24th, 2011, 05:12 PM   #124
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Anyone else notice the questionable grammar in this piece?

after a decade after winning
partly around jobs around
It’s very, very good

Merry Xmas to NCJMedia
The first would only need a comma after 'decade' to make proper sense, the other 2 are in quotes so they are presumably obliged to leave them as spoken/written?
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Old December 24th, 2011, 06:02 PM   #125
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It's also worth pointing out that BT hasn't been known as "British Telecom" for over twenty years.
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Old December 24th, 2011, 08:47 PM   #126
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Incredible. 750 jobs created in (or at least moved to) South Shields and all we get is grammatical nit picking and locals complaining that the building is an eyesore.
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Old December 25th, 2011, 09:59 AM   #127
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In fairness, I posted months ago that we should be grateful — how many other FTSE100 companies have taken hundreds of people on and expanded their presence on Tyneside recently?
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Old December 25th, 2011, 01:57 PM   #128
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NIMBYs are gits. Simple as.
The trouble with them is though the majority is usually fine with such things it isn't to a large enough extent to putting in any effort for it, the NIMBYs have a major interest in being super vocally against it however.
Same sort of thing as HS2 in the south.
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Old December 25th, 2011, 11:13 PM   #129
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Incredible. 750 jobs created in (or at least moved to) South Shields and all we get is grammatical nit picking.
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Old January 26th, 2012, 08:46 AM   #130
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The Longship pub in Hebburn set to close for makeover
by Stephen Cape, The Journal, January 25th 2012


A LANDMARK PUB, the Longship, will call last orders next month as it undergoes a £200,000 makeover.

The pub, on Ushaw Road, Hebburn, will close on Sunday, February 5, and reopen before the end of the month.

It will be transformed into a John Barras pub, a brand from Spirit Pub Company, which owns and operates 800 managed pubs across the UK. Other brands in its portfolio include Chef & Brewer, Fayre & Square and Flaming Grill.

Julie Green, general manager of the Longship, said: “We cannot wait to introduce the John Barras brand to our community. The changes will allow us to enhance our offering and the guest experience while still retaining the community hub aspect that makes our pub so special.”

The investment will see the pub fitted with new HD TVs, new furniture and a new fitted bar with updated guest toilets.The kitchen will also have new equipment to strengthen the food offer, which will include deals such as two main meals for £8 running all day every day.


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Old January 26th, 2012, 01:44 PM   #131
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Can't wait to see what they do with it since it's always been an iffy pub at best.
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Old February 1st, 2012, 11:46 AM   #132
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Wouldhave House in South Shields set for demolition
by Tony Henderson, The Journal, February 1st 2012



PLANS have been tabled to demolish a Sixties building dubbed a “blot on the landscape” of a town’s historic market square.

Wouldhave House is a three-storey concrete office and shops block in the centre of South Shields.

The building in The Market Place is linked to the Commando and Brigantine pubs, both of which are closed and also to be demolished.

South Tyneside Council’s cabinet is being asked today to agree the demolition of Wouldhave House as well.

The aim is to free a key site for redevelopment as part of regeneration plans for the town centre and the Riverside area.

The whole area will be vacated by late September, with demolition expected to take place by the end of the year.


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Old February 2nd, 2012, 06:27 PM   #133
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School Street area, Hebburn - new housing development

Was out and about Hebburn , Jarrow and South Shields area ("foreign territory" for me) 02/02/11 and came across this new build housing development being carried out by ESH Group ( Lumsden & Carrol) so took some photographs ( hosted on Photobucket)

On return went onto South Tyneside Planning site & elsewhere to find information on the development:-

ST/0885/10/FUL registered 07/06/10 Minded to Grant permission

Land to the south of School Street and to the west of High Lane Row, Hebburn (just north of metro track & to east of Hebburn station)

Proposed residential development comprising 71 dwellings with associated highway works and landscaping. Realignment of the Auckland Road/McIntyre Road junction and pedestrianisation of a section of School Street, Hebburn. Residents allotment gardens.



The council selected the Four Housing Group in 2009 to build new affordable housing at the former School Street flats site in Hebburn.

Four Housing subsequently obtained planning permission for 71 new homes and secured a grant of £3million from the Homes and Communities Agency to enable the scheme to proceed. 36 of the new homes will be social rented and 35 shared ownership under the Government's HomeBuy scheme.

Work on site began in February 2011 and completion of the homes will take place between March and August 2012.

The council has 100% nomination rights to the new homes which will assist with the rehousing of residents from Hebburn Newtown.


Plan layout of site ( from drawing in planning application)




Photographs of state of work 02/02/11 approx 1130




















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Old February 2nd, 2012, 07:11 PM   #134
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Hebburn multi storey blocks

South Tyneside Homes manages five multi-storey blocks, three in Jarrow and two in Hebburn.

The two blocks in Hebburn are Westmorland and Durham Courts.

Westmorland Court is a nine-storey block with 133 flats and Durham Court is an 18-storey block with 111 flats.

Generally there is good demand for all the flats. Durham Court was previously a Sheltered Housing Scheme so flats are occupied by people over 60 and enjoys the benefits of a communal lounge and laundry

( above from a South Tyneside Homes Director of Housing Management report dated 3 March 2008



Hebburn text from Tower Block / Pastscape

Four slab blocks linked with deck access at first floor level.

The blocks were built as public housing as part of the Hebburn New Town Redevelopment to the design and specification of the contractors, Stanley Miller Ltd. Construction was approved by committee in 1971 and took place in 1974.

Two of the blocks have since been demolished.

The blocks were constructed by Hebburn Urban District Council.
The Primary address,

Alternate address and the Former addresses are the addresses of the individual tower blocks. Northumberland Court and Cumberland Court are listed as Former addresses as the blocks are now demolished.

Northumberland Court is known to have been demolished beween 2007 and 2009.

The date of demolition for Cumberland Court is unknown.

The Alternate name was the name given to the contract for the development.

Durham Court is a nineteen-storey point block, consisting of 111 flats (37 one-bedroom, 74 two-bedroom).

Westmorland Court is a nine-storey block consisting of 133 flats (14 one-bedroom, 119 two-bedroom).

Northumberland Court was a fifteen-storey slab block of 89 flats (43-one bedroom, 46 two bedroom).

Cumberland Court was a six-storey slab block of 114 dwellings of both flats and maisonettes (17 one-bedroom, 16 two-bedroom, 81 three-bedroom).

Construction is of reinforced concrete frame with pre-cast external concrete cladding panels.

The tender accepted from Stanley Miller Ltd was £2,750,902. The development was opened by the Chairman of the Council, Councillor John Evans



Here are some photographs taken by myself 02/02/12 ( hosted on Photobucket)



Durham Court











Westmoreland Court





Probable the areas of grass may have been locations other 2 blocks (now demolished)

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Old February 3rd, 2012, 09:41 AM   #135
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One slight correction on that last one, Esh Property Services (formerly Dunelm Property Services, as per the signs) are the contractors. Lumsden and Carrol are being used for by them for the groundworks. They're all ESH group, but for the sake of correctness!
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Old February 3rd, 2012, 10:57 AM   #136
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I'm not a fan of housing developments that put parking spaces in courtyards side by side with minumum space dimensions. Imagine a neighbour owning a 4x4 or wide family car with kids coming home from shopping or a day out. Kids thrust each door open, and "bang" another nice dent in the side of your car.

The same goes for garages - could developers make them large enough to actually park in and get out of and leave a bit of space at the back for storing the usual things that get left in garages?

Its a bit of an irony really, where developers get accused of putting the car first. This is true in the sense that the design of residential routes is put first before thinking about housing layouts, but even so it still goes wrong when it comes to thinking about how people park and fundamentally get out of their vehicles.

Sorry, it's just a pet hate of mine with new residential developments.
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Old February 3rd, 2012, 11:23 AM   #137
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Would agree to some extent, but essentially, a lot of it will come down to cost, particularly when it comes to building larger garages etc. If you increase the width of all the parking spaces, you will increase the area covered by tarmac, and making the parking areas harder and less visually appealing. The best approach to deal with the issue you mention would be on-plot driveways (this would be the approach favoured by major private housebuilders too). On this particular scheme that's quite tricky in that there was a desire to not have driveways directly onto School Street or High Lane Row. So that means rear access of some description. In some instances, it is possible to have rear access on-plot driveways. A problem there is that because these are all Affordable Homes, there are requirements through Code for Sustainable Homes, Housing Quality Indicators and Lifetime Homes to have a plethora of stuff in the back garden, including a shed with cycle racks and space for gardenb storage a rotary dryer, a composter, a water butt, space for 3 wheelie bins with a 1500mm wheelchair turning circle adjacent, and if you stick a driveway in there too, you don't end up with much lawn! Another challenge with rear parking courts is making them look less like a back alley with a sea of cars. In this scheme, the parking areas are split up as much as possible to negate this, and the rear fences are lowered to encourage overlooking and also to reflect the fact that the 'rear' door will more than likely be the most used entrance as that is where the parking is, so the houses are essentially double fronted. Hopefully the landscaping scheme will also soften these areas too.
But yeah, ideally, all parking would be within the plot, and with a bit of space either side for opening the doors, and garages would be a bit bigger too
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Old February 3rd, 2012, 11:27 AM   #138
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On the site layout here http://poppy.southtyneside.gov.uk/MV...n%20270510.pdf you can see all of the stuff in the back gardens
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3 x Jarrow Multi Storey Flats

Continued from post above (Hebburn)

South Tyneside Homes manages five multi-storey blocks, three in Jarrow and two in Hebburn. The three blocks in Jarrow are Ellen, Wilkinson and Monastery Courts; each block is 11 storeys high with 44 flats.

(above from a South Tyneside Homes Director of Housing Management report dated 3 March 2008)


Text from Tower Block http://fields.eca.ac.uk/gis/ and Pastscape

Location: Grange Rd, Primrose, South Tyneside

Three twelve-storey H-plan tower blocks with deck access at first floor level, built as public housing as part of the Central Area Redevelopment of Jarrow.


Each block consists of 22 one-bedroom flats and 22 two-bedroom flats, making 132 dwellings in total. Consulting architects for the development were Robert Matthew, Johnson, Marshall and Partners. Construction was approved by committee in 1962.


For more information on this site, please follow the link below:
http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1496793

The blocks were constructed by Jarrow Municipal Borough Council.


Four point blocks were originally intended.

The site of the fourth block was to be to the north of Monastery Court so that the two eastern blocks reflected the two western blocks.

The fourth block was abandoned once the site of the ex-servicemen's club for the development was agreed as it was thought that the fourth block would overshadow the club.

The revised scheme put forward by the consulting architects aimed to create a visible and physical realtionship with the shopping centre across the road. They also wanted to segregate pedestrians and vehicles.

The blocks adhered to the requirement of a residential density of 130 people per acre. Mr Gilmour was the consulting architect for RMJM


The following photographs taken by myself 02/02/12 ( hosted on Photobucket)

Ellen & Wilkinson Courts (western end of Grange Rd)



Monastery Court (eastern end of Grange Rd)



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Old February 4th, 2012, 12:09 PM   #140
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Mr O'Heed - great shots.

Who is the statue of next to Wilkinson Court?




Sir Charles Palmer ( of shipbuilding fame )

Did not take a picture of it front on but see - http://local.upmystreet.com/picture-...id-295127.html


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