Sometimes it’s the smaller things that give the greatest job satisfaction as a local councillor. I had a number of approaches from local residents and businesses to see if I could get the lamp posts on our historic bridge painted. The bridge is the pedestrian link between the village car park and the village centre and first impressions count.

The street lighting team at Northumberland County Council reacted speedily to have the lights painted whilst the bridge was closed overnight for resurfacing of the south side roundabout. Up a ladder in October painting lights in the middle of the night is great service!

Big thanks to Ian Wylie for the great picture.