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Union Chain Bridge funding 'transparency' urged

From the BBC News web site @ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotlan...tland-41086043
Union Chain Bridge funding 'transparency' urged
29 August 2017



Scottish Borders Council's scrutiny committee has endorsed a £1m contribution towards an upgrade of the Union Chain Bridge.

However, it called for greater transparency and co-operation over the funding package for the project. The committee was called in to review a decision to increase the council's commitment by £450,000. The money will be used towards an overall £7.8m scheme to overhaul the bridge linking Scotland and England.

The Union Chain Bridge - built in 1820 - crosses the River Tweed from Fishwick in Berwickshire to Horncliffe in Northumberland.
'Better co-operation'

SBC had agreed to raise its support to £1m but Hawick councillor David Paterson succeeded in having the matter called in due to concerns over value for money. It has now decided that that decision should stand.

Stuart Bell, who chairs the committee, said: "The council's scrutiny committee has examined the recommendations of the executive and come to the conclusion that the application to the Heritage Lottery Fund that is proposed should go ahead." He said a recommendation would be added that approval should be subject to all other funding being in place. Mr Bell said better governance would also be sought along with "better co-operation and co-working" with Northumberland County Council.

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Union Chain Bridge views are wanted in support of lottery bid

From the Northumberland Gazette @ http://www.northumberlandgazette.co....-bid-1-8789675
Union Chain Bridge views are wanted in support of lottery bid


The Union Bridge, also known as the Union Suspension Bridge or Union Chain Bridge, is a suspension bridge that spans the River Tweed between Horncliffe, Northumberland, England and Fishwick, Berwickshire, Scotland

Members of the public are being invited to give their views on the Union Chain Bridge as part of ambitious plans to safeguard its future.

Northumberland County Council, Scottish Borders Council and the Friends of the Union Chain Bridge are jointly working on a £7.8million project to secure its status, including a bid for funding from the Heritage Lottery, ahead of its 200th anniversary in 2020.

To assist with developing the bid, the project team is now asking members of the public to give their views on what they would like the Union Chain Bridge to offer in future years as a visitor attraction, including events and educational activities.

Coun Glen Sanderson, cabinet member for environment and local services at Northumberland County Council, said: “I do hope people will find the time to fill in this survey – letting the project team know what they would like to see from the Union Chain Bridge into the future. It is a fascinating structure – internationally important and key to our history and heritage, and which has a great deal to offer to future generations of local residents and to visitors to the area. Along with our colleagues in Scotland we are committed to safeguarding its future and status, as well as its contribution to the local tourism economy.”

Robbie Hunter, chairman of the Friends of the Union Chain Bridge, said: “The restoration of the Union Chain Bridge provides an unique opportunity to not only conserve one of the most important and pioneering bridges in Britain, but also for the communities on both sides of the Tweed to benefit from its renovation through activities connected to the programme. The survey we are conducting will enable us to focus on why people think the bridge is important and how we can ensure that the communities benefit from the works.”

Both councils have pledged £1million to the project.

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Northumberland town is transformed as filming for Netflix drama Outlaw King gets under way

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Northumberland town is transformed as filming for Netflix drama Outlaw King gets under way
By Michael Muncaster 9 October 2017


Filming for new Netflix drama Outlaw King gets under way in Berwick (Image: handout)

A Northumberland coastal town has gone 700 years back in time as filming for a new Netflix drama gets under way .

Filming for Outlaw King, a period film about the King of Scotland Robert the Bruce, is taking place on Monday and Tuesday. Over the last week, crews from Loudoun Productions Limited have turned the Berwick quayside into the Port of Glasgow, while the Old Bridge has been transformed into London Bridge. Hollywood actor Chris Pine will play the legendary king, who led the Scots during the First War of Scottish Independence against the English.

Berwick North councillor Catherine Seymour said crowds have been gathering down at the quayside to catch a glimpse of the action. “So far we’ve seen around 40 knights on horses and we’ve heard that Chris Pine is going to be filming tomorrow,” she said. It is really exciting and good publicity for us. There are a lot of local people who are working as extras and lots of people have come to watch. I have been talking to the location manager and some of the crew and they say that the area is great for filming because it is so beautiful.”

The Netflix drama will feature the seventh battle where the English king is finally pushed back into his own country. Oscar-nominated Scottish film director David Mackenzie is directing the film.

Robert lived from 1274 until 1329 and the film tells of his battle against the King of England, despite facing devastating odds. It is said that Robert had a famous encounter with a spider after being defeated six times on the battle field by the English. Hiding in a cave and close to giving up, he watched a spider attempt to spin its web across the mouth of the cave failing six times. But when the arachnid succeeded on its seventh attempt, Robert decided to battle on against the English.

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Union Chain Bridge Heritage Lottery Fund bid submitted

From today's Northumberland County Council web site @ http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/New...bid-submi.aspx
Union Chain Bridge Heritage Lottery Fund bid submitted
05 Dec 2017



Local children have helped mark the submission of a Heritage Lottery Fund bid to safeguard the future of the historic Union Chain Bridge.

Pupils from Norham C of E First School in Northumberland and Swinton Primary in the Scottish Borders were joined at the cross-border bridge by community group Friends of the Union Chain Bridge, Councillors from both areas and members of the project team, following the submission of the first round Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) application.

Built by Captain Samuel Brown in 1820, the Union Chain Bridge is currently the oldest operational suspension bridge in the world still carrying vehicles, and through securing support from HLF, it is hoped the bridge can also deliver numerous cultural, heritage and community benefits.

Scottish Borders Council (SBC), Northumberland County Council (NCC) and community group Friends of the Union Chain Bridge are jointly working on the £7.3m project to secure its status, ahead of its 200th anniversary in 2020. The HLF bid focusses on conserving and raising awareness of the internationally significant bridge and its nearby attractions, providing sustainable learning opportunities for young people inspired by the bridge’s innovative engineering and developing meaningful cross-border heritage projects and partnerships. If the project passes the HLF first round, it will move into a one year development phase to progress the scheme further, ahead of a second round submission.

Gordon Edgar, SBC’s Executive Member for Roads and Infrastructure, said: “This is a significant moment for the Union Chain Bridge and the campaign to safeguard its future and provide various benefits to the community.The importance of the bridge is highlighted by the various letters of support the HLF bid has received from across the world, including Canada, Japan and Norway. Both Scottish Borders and Northumberland County councils are fully committed to this project, and have each pledged £1million to the overall costs. A lot of work has been carried out to get to this stage, and there is still a lot to do, but working alongside Northumberland County Council and the Friends of the Union Chain Bridge, I am confident this project can be a success.”

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Tweed 1000

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A community celebration of 1000 years of Berwick-upon-Tweed.

The Battle of Carham took place in 1018. An Anglo-Saxon army was defeated by invading Scottish armies. The victorious Scots created the Tweed borderline between the nations of Scotland and Northumbria. Centuries of conflict followed and the town exchanged hands no less than 13 times before finally settling into England in 1482.

At present, funding is in place for two flagship projects.

The Tweed 1000 Tapestry
Creating a tapestry for Berwick will closely involve the community. Illustrating the history and people of Berwick over 1000 years, it will involve everyone including the elderly in care homes, schoolchildren and other organisations, all under the guidance of skilled artists.

Living History Weekend

On the weekend of 21st/22nd July 2018 a two part event will be staged as part of a series of activities to be held.

Medieval living history to be staged at locations close to the town’s unique fortifications

An exhibition, Defending Berwick and the Border, staged in the Guildhall illustrating aspects of the turbulent history of Berwick and the Eastern Borders.

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18/00473/LBC | Listed building consent for proposed provision of a Costa & Travelines coffee shop within the existing Travel Centre, including the formation of a new external entrance door/screen as a direct replacement of an existing window, and including locating a container unit, as an external dry goods store, within the existing service yard. | Berwick Railway Station Railway Street Berwick-Upon-Tweed TD15 1NF
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Union Chain Bridge among 100 most important sites

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Union Chain Bridge Heritage Lottery Fund bid submitted
05 Dec 2017



Local children have helped mark the submission of a Heritage Lottery Fund bid to safeguard the future of the historic Union Chain Bridge.

Pupils from Norham C of E First School in Northumberland and Swinton Primary in the Scottish Borders were joined at the cross-border bridge by community group Friends of the Union Chain Bridge, Councillors from both areas and members of the project team, following the submission of the first round Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) application.

Built by Captain Samuel Brown in 1820, the Union Chain Bridge is currently the oldest operational suspension bridge in the world still carrying vehicles, and through securing support from HLF, it is hoped the bridge can also deliver numerous cultural, heritage and community benefits.

Scottish Borders Council (SBC), Northumberland County Council (NCC) and community group Friends of the Union Chain Bridge are jointly working on the £7.3m project to secure its status, ahead of its 200th anniversary in 2020. The HLF bid focusses on conserving and raising awareness of the internationally significant bridge and its nearby attractions, providing sustainable learning opportunities for young people inspired by the bridge’s innovative engineering and developing meaningful cross-border heritage projects and partnerships. If the project passes the HLF first round, it will move into a one year development phase to progress the scheme further, ahead of a second round submission.

Gordon Edgar, SBC’s Executive Member for Roads and Infrastructure, said: “This is a significant moment for the Union Chain Bridge and the campaign to safeguard its future and provide various benefits to the community.The importance of the bridge is highlighted by the various letters of support the HLF bid has received from across the world, including Canada, Japan and Norway. Both Scottish Borders and Northumberland County councils are fully committed to this project, and have each pledged £1million to the overall costs. A lot of work has been carried out to get to this stage, and there is still a lot to do, but working alongside Northumberland County Council and the Friends of the Union Chain Bridge, I am confident this project can be a success.”

Read more @ http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/New...bid-submi.aspx
Press release from Northumberland County Council @ http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/New...00-most-i.aspx
Bid to include Union Chain Bridge among 100 most important sites
20 Feb 2018



The Union Chain Bridge has been nominated for a list of 100 most important historic places in England.

Following the submission of a Heritage Lottery Fund bid to safeguard the future of the structure in December 2017, the Union Chain Bridge has been put forward for Historic England’s 100 most important places, buildings and historical sites, with a panel of expert judges to decide on its inclusion.

Scottish Borders Council (SBC), Northumberland County Council (NCC) and community group Friends of the Union Chain Bridge are jointly working on the £7.3m project to secure its status, ahead of its 200th anniversary in 2020.

The first round HLF bid focusses on conserving and raising awareness of the internationally significant bridge and its nearby attractions, providing sustainable learning opportunities for young people inspired by the bridge’s innovative engineering and developing meaningful cross-border heritage projects and partnerships. If the project passes the HLF first round, with a decision due at the end of March 2018, it will move into a one year development phase to progress the scheme further, ahead of a second round submission.

Built by Captain Samuel Brown in 1820, the Union Chain Bridge is currently the oldest operational suspension bridge in the world still carrying vehicles, and through securing support from HLF, it is hoped the bridge can also deliver numerous cultural, heritage and community benefits.

Councillor Glen Sanderson, Cabinet Member for the Environment and Local Services with NCC, said: "It's fantastic that such an iconic structure has been nominated for inclusion on this prestigious list. So much joint work has gone on behind the scenes on both sides of the border to submit our HLF funding bid and this nomination is another example of how important the Union Chain Bridge is."

Gordon Edgar, SBC’s Executive Member for Roads and Infrastructure, said: “I am pleased that the Union Chain Bridge has been put forward to Historic England for its 100 most important places, buildings and historical sites. Alongside our colleagues at Northumberland County Council and the Friends of the Union Chain Bridge, we believe this bridge is of huge historical significance and inclusion on this list would provide further weight to our hopes of maintaining the structure for years to come. A successful HLF bid would also see the Union Chain Bridge deliver a series of cultural, heritage and community benefits for the local area.”

Robbie Hunter, Chair of the Friends of the Union Chain Bridge, added: “Inclusion on the Historic England 100 list would go a long way to enable the bridge to be fully recognised for what it is, one of the most important engineering structures in the UK and one which has had a big impact on the development of suspension bridges around the world. We should hear next month if the first round HLF bid has been successful and I am hopeful we are nearing the end of our journey to save this beautiful bridge.’’

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Events to to hear views on a possible new integrated hospital development for Berwick

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Events to to hear views on a possible new integrated hospital development for Berwick
08 Mar 2018



People in Berwick and the surrounding area are being reminded to come along to a series of rescheduled listening events being held to gather people’s views on the possibility of a new integrated hospital development.

NHS Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is working with partners at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and Northumberland County Council to consider the possibility of the new hospital in Berwick being part of an integrated development including health, social care and leisure services.

A listening exercise was launched in February with a series of informal drop in sessions at community venues around Berwick to give members of the public the chance to call by for a short time to give their views about the potential new integrated development and about the different sites that are available.

Now some of these sessions which had to be postponed due to the adverse weather have been rescheduled and the new dates and further details are available below. Further sessions are being rescheduled and details will be published when they are confirmed.

NHS Northumberland CCG, the GP-led organisation responsible for the planning and purchasing of healthcare in Northumberland, is leading the listening exercise.

Siobhan Brown, the Chief Operating Officer of NHS Northumberland CCG, said: “We remain committed to supporting the development a new hospital for people that would be fit for the future and best meet the needs of the population. We’re holding our rescheduled events and would encourage people to drop in and talk about the new ideas around an integrated hospital development for Berwick and the surrounding area.”

The CCG is pleased that the Berwick Regeneration Commission is now in place with membership including county councillors, town councillors and public governors from Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. This will ensure that any new development contributes to the wider regeneration of the town and that opportunities can be taken for integrating services to ensure maximum benefits for local people.

Georgina Hill, Northumberland County Councillor for Berwick East and a member of the Berwick Regeneration Commission, said: “Understandably, there has been a lot of local frustration due to historic delays with progressing with the new Berwick Hospital. However, a period of public engagement has now begun and a clear public commitment has been made by NHS Northumberland CCG to deliver this which is, of course, extremely welcome news for the area. I urge residents to attend these drop in sessions, engage with the process and make their feelings known about what they want from their new hospital.”

Councillor Cath Homer, Cabinet Member for Culture, Arts, Leisure and Tourism, for Northumberland County Council, said: "The link between health and wellbeing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle is well established. The possibility of combining health and leisure services in one area is an exciting prospect and I'd encourage as many people as possible to get involved with this exercise and have their say over the coming days."

Daljit Lally, Executive Director of Delivery at Northumbria Healthcare said: “We know people in Berwick are keen to see the hospital regenerated and we are pleased that we are now able to provide an update and seek people’s views. The integration of health services and their co-location with a leisure facility reflects the very latest thinking in how to deliver world class care. We understand there is some frustration in the community that things have taken so long but we remain 100% committed to a new hospital development for Berwick and are very keen to explore this idea further.”

Details of the drop in sessions taking place follow:

Wednesday 14 March, 9am – 4pm, Northumbria Healthcare ‘Join our Journey’ trailer, Berwick Market Place, TD15 1BN
Thursday 15 March, 10am – 12pm, Northumbria Healthcare Join our Journey Trailer, Belford Market Square, (outside Blue bell), Market Place, Belford, NE70 7NE
Thursday 15 March, 1pm-3pm, Northumbria Healthcare Join our Journey Trailer, Cheviot Centre, Padgepool Place, Wooler, NE71

if you would like to confirm your attendance please contact Melody Price 01670 335185 or email [email protected]. You can also give your views by visiting NHS Northumberland CCG’s website at: www.northumberlandccg.nhs.uk or by following the CCG on twitter
@NHSNlandCCG or facebook @northumberlandccg

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Bid to include Union Chain Bridge among 100 most important sites
20 Feb 2018



The Union Chain Bridge has been nominated for a list of 100 most important historic places in England.

Following the submission of a Heritage Lottery Fund bid to safeguard the future of the structure in December 2017, the Union Chain Bridge has been put forward for Historic England’s 100 most important places, buildings and historical sites, with a panel of expert judges to decide on its inclusion.

Scottish Borders Council (SBC), Northumberland County Council (NCC) and community group Friends of the Union Chain Bridge are jointly working on the £7.3m project to secure its status, ahead of its 200th anniversary in 2020.

The first round HLF bid focusses on conserving and raising awareness of the internationally significant bridge and its nearby attractions, providing sustainable learning opportunities for young people inspired by the bridge’s innovative engineering and developing meaningful cross-border heritage projects and partnerships. If the project passes the HLF first round, with a decision due at the end of March 2018, it will move into a one year development phase to progress the scheme further, ahead of a second round submission.

Built by Captain Samuel Brown in 1820, the Union Chain Bridge is currently the oldest operational suspension bridge in the world still carrying vehicles, and through securing support from HLF, it is hoped the bridge can also deliver numerous cultural, heritage and community benefits.

Councillor Glen Sanderson, Cabinet Member for the Environment and Local Services with NCC, said: "It's fantastic that such an iconic structure has been nominated for inclusion on this prestigious list. So much joint work has gone on behind the scenes on both sides of the border to submit our HLF funding bid and this nomination is another example of how important the Union Chain Bridge is."

Gordon Edgar, SBC’s Executive Member for Roads and Infrastructure, said: “I am pleased that the Union Chain Bridge has been put forward to Historic England for its 100 most important places, buildings and historical sites. Alongside our colleagues at Northumberland County Council and the Friends of the Union Chain Bridge, we believe this bridge is of huge historical significance and inclusion on this list would provide further weight to our hopes of maintaining the structure for years to come. A successful HLF bid would also see the Union Chain Bridge deliver a series of cultural, heritage and community benefits for the local area.”

Robbie Hunter, Chair of the Friends of the Union Chain Bridge, added: “Inclusion on the Historic England 100 list would go a long way to enable the bridge to be fully recognised for what it is, one of the most important engineering structures in the UK and one which has had a big impact on the development of suspension bridges around the world. We should hear next month if the first round HLF bid has been successful and I am hopeful we are nearing the end of our journey to save this beautiful bridge.’’

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Press release from Northumberland County Council @ http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/New...l-Lottery.aspx
Union Chain Bridge schemes scoops National Lottery grant
23 Mar 2018



A significant step has been taken in the campaign to secure the status of the historic Union Chain Bridge which spans the River Tweed between Horncliffe in England and Fishwick in Scotland.

A first round Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) bid by Scottish Borders Council (SBC), Northumberland County Council (NCC), Woodhorn Charitable Trust and community group Friends of the Union Chain Bridge was approved this week. The project has secured a £360,000 development grant. It means the £7.3million project can now move into a one year development phase to progress the scheme further, ahead of a second round submission.

Built by Captain Samuel Brown in 1820, the Union Chain Bridge is currently the oldest operational suspension bridge in the world still carrying vehicles, and through securing National Lottery support, it is anticipated that the bridge project can also deliver numerous cultural, heritage, educational and community benefits.

The first round HLF bid focused on conserving and raising awareness of the internationally significant bridge, which celebrates its 200th birthday in 2020.

The project also aims to raise the profile of nearby attractions, providing learning opportunities for young people inspired by the bridge’s innovative engineering, and developing meaningful cross-border heritage projects and partnerships. This includes using the bridge and its conservation to develop educational resources and case study materials for the teaching of science, technology, engineering and maths subjects from primary schools up to postgraduate level - to inspire a new generation to choose careers in science and engineering and to follow in the footsteps of Captain Samuel Brown.

Councillor Glen Sanderson, Cabinet Member for the Environment and Local Services with Northumberland County Council, said: "It’s fantastic news that we’ve been successful in this first round bid. So much work has gone on behind the scenes on both sides of the border over the past year to allow us to submit such a strong bid. This must be one of the first projects of this size to be cross council and it’s great to be able to do away with the border between England and Scotland to reach common ground. We’re now looking forward to moving into the next round with renewed enthusiasm."

Gordon Edgar, SBC’s Executive Member for Roads and Infrastructure, said: “It is exciting news that the first round stage of the Heritage Lottery Fund process has been passed by the Union Chain Bridge project. A significant amount of hard work by both councils, the Friends of the Union Chain Bridge and other parties has gone into getting the project to this stage, and there is a lot more to do to pass the second round. However, the support we have had from across the globe shows the importance of the bridge, and I am positive that if successful this project can provide significant cultural, heritage, educational and community benefits.”

Rowan Bridge, CEO of Woodhorn Charitable Trust, said: “The Trust was delighted to support both councils on this application. We look forward to delivering a transformative project for the benefit of our communities both north and south of the border which will build and preserve heritage, technical and historic skills throughout the scheme and restore a structure of national and international significance.”

Robbie Hunter, Chair of the Friends of the Union Chain Bridge, added: “I am thrilled that all the hard work of Northumberland County Council, Scottish Borders Council and our friends and supporters has paid off and we have passed the first stage towards securing the future of this iconic bridge. I am confident that the restoration will provide great opportunities and benefits to this area and I look forward to seeing this project through to its conclusion.”

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Berwick Sculpture Trail

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Berwick sculpture trail unveiled


Press release from Northumberland County Council @ http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/New...-unveiled.aspx
Berwick sculpture trail unveiled
23 Apr 2018



Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP has officially launched a wooden sculpture trail featuring local wildlife in Berwick’s Coronation Park, with an additional sculpture in neighbouring Castle Vale Park.

The project has been developed by the Friends of Castle Parks, working in partnership with the Northumberland County Council and Berwick Town Council, and received a funding boost of £10,064 from SUEZ Communities Trust. The project has also benefited from a private donation.

Eight local first schools were involved in helping to produce designs, which were then carved out of a range of different types of wood by British contemporary sculptor David Gross. Each sculpture was fitted in place by the local army cadets.

The sculpture trail adds educational and imaginative play opportunities for children within the park, and features a robin atop a garden shovel, a mole digging its way out of the dirt, along with a sculpture of the iconic Berwick Bear, which is depicted on the town’s official crest, amongst many others. A pipistrelle bat sculpture has also been erected, dedicated to the late Emma Evans, former parks development officer at Northumberland County Council who sadly died in 2017.

Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP said: “I was delighted to be invited by Northumberland County Council to come along today to Berwick’s Coronation Park to unveil the Sculpture Trail for Berwick Parks. The sculptures are truly amazing and it is nice to see that the community has been fully involved particularly the schools, voluntary groups and supported by Berwick Town Council. A big thank you has to go to the sculptor David Gross and Kate Dixon, project development officer, the team from Northumberland County Council and all those that have contributed to another truly engaging project for Berwick. I hope all the residents and visitors to Berwick will take time to follow the trail and enjoy the sculptures and gardens.”

Cllr Glen Sanderson, cabinet member for environment and local services at Northumberland County Council, said: “We are delighted at how well this sculpture trail has turned out. It adds new interest and entertainment for residents and visitors and makes these great open spaces even better. These recreational spaces have had a renaissance in recent years, after a successful Heritage Lottery Funded improvement programme for Castle Vale and Coronation Parks.”

Brian Parkin, Berwick Town Councillor for the Castle Ward said: “I am very glad that these parks have been turned around in recent years and are such an attractive feature for the town. The sculpture trail has added further interest for visitors and residents to enjoy when they visit the parks. It was great to see so many children at the launch today, and also that young people designed the sculptures and therefore have some ownership of the trail. I would like to add my congratulations to the sculptor for some great pieces of work.”

County Councillor for Berwick North, Catherine Seymour, said: "The official opening of the Sculpture Trail in our Berwick Parks was a pleasure to attend. Congratulations to all those involved in participating to forward this project that included grant funding. Especially to the sculptor David Gross and Kate Dixon, who in good community spirit involved members of the public, school children and cadets, along with many volunteers to keep these parks looking their best for everyone to appreciate."

Cllr Gregah Roughead, Mayor of Berwick added: “I would like to add my thanks to every volunteer who has helped to make this sculpture trail a reality. It will help to generate pride in our community and has added a real asset for the town. It is also in a great location, so close to the station, which I hope will help to promote it to residents and visitors alike.”

The Berwick sculpture trail is a permanent installation open to the public seven days a week.

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Bridge closure to allow National Lottery bid to move forward

Press release from Northumberland County Council @ http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/New...bid-to-mo.aspx
Bridge closure to allow National Lottery bid to move forward
09 May 2018



A four week daytime closure of the Union Chain Bridge to allow a second round National Lottery funding bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to be progressed will begin on Monday 14 May.

The principal inspection will see the iconic bridge near Horncliffe shut to vehicles from 9am to 3.30pm on weekdays, with the road open at weekends. Pedestrians, cyclists and equestrians will still be able to use the crossing during its closure.

The inspection is required as part of a project to conserve the historic bridge, which is currently in a one year development phase after initial support for National Lottery funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) was approved in March 2018, securing a £360,000 development grant. It meant the £7.3million project could be progressed further, ahead of a second round submission.

Scottish Borders Council, Northumberland County Council, community group the Friends of the Union Chain Bridge and Woodhorn Charitable Trust are working together on the scheme.

Built by Captain Samuel Brown in 1820, the Union Chain Bridge is currently the oldest operational suspension bridge in the world still carrying vehicles, and through securing National Lottery support, it is anticipated that the bridge project can also deliver numerous cultural, heritage, educational and community benefits.

A spokesperson for the partners of the Union Chain Bridge project said: “We were delighted to pass the first round HLF stage, with our bid focussing on
on conserving and raising awareness of the internationally significant bridge, which celebrates its 200th birthday in 2020. Our project also aims to raise the profile of nearby attractions, providing learning opportunities for young people inspired by the bridge’s innovative engineering, and developing meaningful cross-border heritage projects and partnerships. This includes using the bridge and its conservation to develop educational resources and case study materials for the teaching of science, technology, engineering and maths subjects from primary schools up to postgraduate level.

“This would aim to inspire a new generation to choose careers in science and engineering and to follow in the footsteps of Captain Samuel Brown. We are now working hard on our second round submission, which this closure is a vital part of. While we realise it will have an impact on local people, efforts have been made to minimise the disruption as much as possible, with walkers, cyclists and horse riders still able to use the crossing.”

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The Toll House, 3 Castle Terrace, Berwick upon Tweed

This is the Grade II Listed former Toll House at Castle Terrace, Berwick upon Tweed, now a holiday let.

Dating from 1839 with the extension 9white building) being added in 1932.

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Eagle House, 11 Railway Street, Berwick upon Tweed

This building carry's the busts of three poets (names not known) and stands on the corner of Railway Street and Tweed Street Berwick upon Tweed.

Grade II Listed details can be found on The British Listed Buildings web site @ https://www.britishlistedbuildings.c...d#.Wwk41SAh1tQ

The building dates from 1844.

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The Leaping Salmon, Golden Square, Berwick upon Tweed

Grade II Listed The Leaping Salmon, Golden Square, Berwick upon Tweed, photographed 23rd May 2018.

Dating from 1798 it was built as the Corporation Academy, an elementary school.

Previously a JD Wetherspoon's pub it was sold to Stonegate Pub Company back in 2016.

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Lady Jerningham Monument, Berwick upon Tweed

This is the Grade II Listed Lady Jerningham Monument on Bank Hill, Berwick upon Tweed, photographed 23rd May 2018.

Listing text can be seen on The British Listed Buildings web site @ https://www.britishlistedbuildings.c...d#.WwmIsiAh1tQ

Donated to Berwick upon Tweed by its M.P. Sir Hubert Jerningham who designed the monument. His wife Lady Jerningham (1850-1902) was the daughter of Edward Liddell of Benton Park, Newcastle.




















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Berwick Methodist Church, Walkergate

Dating from 1878 this is the Berwick Methodist Church on Walkergate, Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland.

Surprised that it isn't Grade Listed.












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Curfew Micro Pub, 46A Bridge Street, Berwick upon Tweed

A welcomed break and a pint during a walk around Berwick's Walls.

Decent enough place, friendly staff and had a nice pint of Tap Out.

I assume the name is taken from the nightly curfew of the town during historical times.














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