Be positive ambassadors for Darlington, retailers and residents urged

Darlington and Stockton Times: Discussions take place at the Darlington town centre conference Discussions take place at the Darlington town centre conference

DARLINGTON needs positive ambassadors to highlight all that is good about the town as it looks to attract major investment, a conference has heard.

Mike Airey, manager of the Darlington branch of Handelsbanken and chairman of the economic strategy group for the Darlington Partnership, made his comments in the keynote speech of the Darlington Town Centre Conference.

Mr Airey told the dozens of retailers, business owners and councillors who attended the conference that the aim was to transform the local economy through growth and investment.

He said: “We need to look at where we are – it’s not as good as it could be. There are 4,000 people in the town on employment support allowance and unemployment stands at 9.6 per cent. Youth unemployment is a serious problem.

“We want to transform the economy and the lives of people around the town. We want to build on the connectivity that we’ve got - a great position beside the A1 and the East Coast Main Line. We need to focus on growth sectors, such as sub-sea and biologics, logistics, manufacturing and engineering and digital communications.

“By 2025 we want to create 8,000 new jobs and build 6,000 new homes. Those are really big numbers but that will boost our economy. We want to be the UK location of choice for big investment and it’s already happening – Darlington College is the only place in the UK offering training in the operation of sub-sea vehicles.

“There are more positive messages than negative ones but we all need to be ambassadors for Darlington.”

Ian Taylor, director of Distinct Darlington - the business improvement district for the town, said: “Everyone in the room has a vested interest in seeing the best for Darlington and collectively we can work together to guide the town from strength to strength.

“The town must always be proactive as technology develops. We need continuous improvement.

“There’s much right about Darlington, many things we take for granted. There are also a number of things we want to improve and tonight is about that.

“We’ll be taking your thoughts, those of other businesses, residents and visitors and adding them together and using them to take the town forward.”

RICHARD Shepherd, an independent consultant working on the Darlington Town Centre Study, gave some of his preliminary findings about Darlington and its prospects:

• Darlington has a potential catchment area of 300,000 shoppers.

• Existing retail and business provision in the town is at expected levels in the current economy.

• There is no urgent call for extra retail space at this time, except in the areas of discount food, such as Lidl or Aldi, and large fashion retailers.

• Darlington has 24 out of 27 of the major UK retailers – only John Lewis, H&M and Debenhams are missing.

• Commercial rental rates have dropped by 20 per cent in Darlington since 2007, comparing with Middlesbrough at 38 per cent and Newcastle at 37 per cent.

• Retail experts “consider Darlington a solid performer that has probably withstood the recession better than most centres of a similar type”.

THE Northern Echo spoke to a number of retailers and business representatives at the conference to find out their reasons for attending and their hopes for Darlington.

BILL Gillow, of Geoffrey Gillow clothing store, in Grange Road, said: "I’m here because I’m passionate about Darlington, I was born and bred here. We’ve been in business for five decades and want to see the town through the next 50 years. I’m excited to hear about the sub-sea and biologics – it’s great that Darlington is a world leader in two new technologies. But we need to build on Darlington’s unique heritage – the town has a fine indoor market hall which has sadly declined and needs to be completely overhauled and made attractive to a younger audience.”

SAMANTHA Blackham, market trader and organiser of the Sunday People’s Market, said: "I came because I wanted to see what the consensus was from other businesses and officials. The biggest issue for everybody is the sharing of knowledge. The council is in charge of working out what’s best for Darlington, and I think they do that, but we struggle to get any information back. There was lots of things mentioned tonight that I never knew about Darlington and that information sometimes gets lost on its way to the traders.”

LES Fry, owner of Voodoo Cafe, in Skinnergate, said: “I wanted to hear the opinions of the other people around me – you live in a vacuum as a business owner, you only think about your own situation. The perspective of others on issues in the town centre is interesting – I’m against the reintroduction of parking to Skinnergate but having heard the views of those for it I think if we can come up with a compromise we could all be successful.”

CHARLOTTE Nichols, of Harvey and Hugo PR, in Victoria Road, said: “I’m here because I’ve got a small business in Darlington, I’m a director of the business improvement district and a member of Darlington Cares – I’m really passionate about the town. For me a big issue for businesses in Darlington is the low level of take up of social media. It’s not the be all and end all but if people would get involved with that they would see so much business. Social media isn’t a new thing but it still seems new to Darlington.”

JULIE Wallin, director of Carver Commercial Chartered Surveyors, in St Cuthbert’s Way, said: “I am here because we are based in Darlington, we sell and let commercial properties and we have concerns about the increasing number of vacant units, particularly retail in Darlington which are increasingly challenging to let for clients. Some have been on the market for 12 months. Changes to planning policy and also parking policy in Darlington would help. Using commercial properties for residential would be relevant in certain parts of town but not across the board.”

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1:36pm Sat 29 Mar 14

LUSTARD says...

youth unemployment a serious problem, and our local childrens ambassador whats her name again cindi thats it, doesnt think we should be in the running for a engineers college for the kids of darlington. weird very weird.
youth unemployment a serious problem, and our local childrens ambassador whats her name again cindi thats it, doesnt think we should be in the running for a engineers college for the kids of darlington. weird very weird. LUSTARD
  • Score: 25

6:12pm Sat 29 Mar 14

miketually says...

It's good to see the figures above showing that Darlington town centre is weathering the recession better than many other areas. We were in town this afternoon and it was really busy - we couldn't get into one restaurant for lunch and only just got into a second after a bit of a wait, there were loads of people about, and a lovely atmosphere.
It's good to see the figures above showing that Darlington town centre is weathering the recession better than many other areas. We were in town this afternoon and it was really busy - we couldn't get into one restaurant for lunch and only just got into a second after a bit of a wait, there were loads of people about, and a lovely atmosphere. miketually
  • Score: -3

7:13pm Sat 29 Mar 14

thetruthyoucanthandlethetruth says...

It's going to take more than a little positivity to turn this sh! T hole around. Darlington is a sinking ship and it's going down fast. And this hair brained scheme dreamt up by some wet liberal do gooders who probably occupy non-jobs is complete nonsense.
It's going to take more than a little positivity to turn this sh! T hole around. Darlington is a sinking ship and it's going down fast. And this hair brained scheme dreamt up by some wet liberal do gooders who probably occupy non-jobs is complete nonsense. thetruthyoucanthandlethetruth
  • Score: 0

9:29pm Sat 29 Mar 14

miketually says...

thetruthyoucanthandl
ethetruth
wrote:
It's going to take more than a little positivity to turn this sh! T hole around. Darlington is a sinking ship and it's going down fast. And this hair brained scheme dreamt up by some wet liberal do gooders who probably occupy non-jobs is complete nonsense.
You didn't read the facts in the article, then?
[quote][p][bold]thetruthyoucanthandl ethetruth[/bold] wrote: It's going to take more than a little positivity to turn this sh! T hole around. Darlington is a sinking ship and it's going down fast. And this hair brained scheme dreamt up by some wet liberal do gooders who probably occupy non-jobs is complete nonsense.[/p][/quote]You didn't read the facts in the article, then? miketually
  • Score: -5

10:01pm Sat 29 Mar 14

NO EINSTEIN says...

Why won’t the Northern Echo let us comment on same-sex marriage ??????????????
Why won’t the Northern Echo let us comment on same-sex marriage ?????????????? NO EINSTEIN
  • Score: 10

10:26pm Sat 29 Mar 14

LUSTARD says...

LUSTARD wrote:
youth unemployment a serious problem, and our local childrens ambassador whats her name again cindi thats it, doesnt think we should be in the running for a engineers college for the kids of darlington. weird very weird.
aycliffe isnt the moon
[quote][p][bold]LUSTARD[/bold] wrote: youth unemployment a serious problem, and our local childrens ambassador whats her name again cindi thats it, doesnt think we should be in the running for a engineers college for the kids of darlington. weird very weird.[/p][/quote]aycliffe isnt the moon LUSTARD
  • Score: 16

10:32pm Sat 29 Mar 14

LUSTARD says...

being positive,,,,,,,,,, i ordered a drill bit of ebay yesterday and i got it today at 11am thru the post holding a nice coffee as i read the papers online
being positive,,,,,,,,,, i ordered a drill bit of ebay yesterday and i got it today at 11am thru the post holding a nice coffee as i read the papers online LUSTARD
  • Score: 8

10:36pm Sat 29 Mar 14

LUSTARD says...

come on cyndi hughes, why shouldnt darlington have an engineering college for the young guns
come on cyndi hughes, why shouldnt darlington have an engineering college for the young guns LUSTARD
  • Score: 24

10:42pm Sat 29 Mar 14

LUSTARD says...

being more positive im shifting now to the echos commentary on darlingtons stuart hall boxing match which shouldnt take to long
being more positive im shifting now to the echos commentary on darlingtons stuart hall boxing match which shouldnt take to long LUSTARD
  • Score: 5

10:43pm Sat 29 Mar 14

LUSTARD says...

thats being positive
thats being positive LUSTARD
  • Score: 2

10:57pm Sat 29 Mar 14

LUSTARD says...

didnt take too long at all did it round 2 and all over darlington world champions,, in boxing.
didnt take too long at all did it round 2 and all over darlington world champions,, in boxing. LUSTARD
  • Score: 2

11:04pm Sat 29 Mar 14

LUSTARD says...

tell u what, im really positive, im going to kip night nite.
tell u what, im really positive, im going to kip night nite. LUSTARD
  • Score: 0

9:52am Sun 30 Mar 14

David Lacey says...

Where did this one come from?
Where did this one come from? David Lacey
  • Score: -8

10:27am Sun 30 Mar 14

thetruthyoucanthandlethetruth says...

miketually wrote:
thetruthyoucanthandl

ethetruth
wrote:
It's going to take more than a little positivity to turn this sh! T hole around. Darlington is a sinking ship and it's going down fast. And this hair brained scheme dreamt up by some wet liberal do gooders who probably occupy non-jobs is complete nonsense.
You didn't read the facts in the article, then?
They're only facts if you believe them you fool.
[quote][p][bold]miketually[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thetruthyoucanthandl ethetruth[/bold] wrote: It's going to take more than a little positivity to turn this sh! T hole around. Darlington is a sinking ship and it's going down fast. And this hair brained scheme dreamt up by some wet liberal do gooders who probably occupy non-jobs is complete nonsense.[/p][/quote]You didn't read the facts in the article, then?[/p][/quote]They're only facts if you believe them you fool. thetruthyoucanthandlethetruth
  • Score: 5

1:53pm Sun 30 Mar 14

Homshaw1 says...

miketually wrote:
thetruthyoucanthandl

ethetruth
wrote:
It's going to take more than a little positivity to turn this sh! T hole around. Darlington is a sinking ship and it's going down fast. And this hair brained scheme dreamt up by some wet liberal do gooders who probably occupy non-jobs is complete nonsense.
You didn't read the facts in the article, then?
So what are these "facts" that you get by paying some outside consultant when there are a multitude of people at DBC covering the Town Centre.

There are potentially 300,000 that could shop in Darlington. You can find that off Wikipedia but it doesn't mean to say they will shop in Darlington because it has to compete against Middlesbrough, Teesside Park, the Metro Centre etc. What we want to know is where they actually shop and why.

Expected retail provision is what you would expect given the economy. According to what measure? Of large centres of population in the area only Stockton is worse probably because of its closeness to Teesside Park and Middlesbrough.

Commercial rents have dropped less in Darlington. So what is the average rent in Darlington compared to Middlesbrough and Newcastle? If commercial property is in such high demand why are there so many empty shops?

There are only calls for shops like Aldi and Lidl. Morrison, Sainsbury etc realise there market share is being eroded and there is a price war looming. This is accepted throughout the supermarket industry.

Darlington has 24 out of 27 major retailers. Yes but are they as large and do they stock the range of goods as in other centres? Eg Primark is much larger in Middlesbrough. Tesco is much larger in Stockton etc. This matter to shoppers.

Which retail experts say Darlington is a solid performer? I've never heard it mentioned or read any articles.

I think this guy has been brought in at great expense as a PR exercise for the council. We need toilets, cheaper parking, tidier streets. We don't need hot air and hype we need positive effective action.
[quote][p][bold]miketually[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thetruthyoucanthandl ethetruth[/bold] wrote: It's going to take more than a little positivity to turn this sh! T hole around. Darlington is a sinking ship and it's going down fast. And this hair brained scheme dreamt up by some wet liberal do gooders who probably occupy non-jobs is complete nonsense.[/p][/quote]You didn't read the facts in the article, then?[/p][/quote]So what are these "facts" that you get by paying some outside consultant when there are a multitude of people at DBC covering the Town Centre. There are potentially 300,000 that could shop in Darlington. You can find that off Wikipedia but it doesn't mean to say they will shop in Darlington because it has to compete against Middlesbrough, Teesside Park, the Metro Centre etc. What we want to know is where they actually shop and why. Expected retail provision is what you would expect given the economy. According to what measure? Of large centres of population in the area only Stockton is worse probably because of its closeness to Teesside Park and Middlesbrough. Commercial rents have dropped less in Darlington. So what is the average rent in Darlington compared to Middlesbrough and Newcastle? If commercial property is in such high demand why are there so many empty shops? There are only calls for shops like Aldi and Lidl. Morrison, Sainsbury etc realise there market share is being eroded and there is a price war looming. This is accepted throughout the supermarket industry. Darlington has 24 out of 27 major retailers. Yes but are they as large and do they stock the range of goods as in other centres? Eg Primark is much larger in Middlesbrough. Tesco is much larger in Stockton etc. This matter to shoppers. Which retail experts say Darlington is a solid performer? I've never heard it mentioned or read any articles. I think this guy has been brought in at great expense as a PR exercise for the council. We need toilets, cheaper parking, tidier streets. We don't need hot air and hype we need positive effective action. Homshaw1
  • Score: 22

3:57pm Sun 30 Mar 14

miketually says...

NO EINSTEIN wrote:
Why won’t the Northern Echo let us comment on same-sex marriage ??????????????
I'd guess it's either because there were some awful, bigoted comments made under that article, or that the Echo believed that there would be based upon previous articles.
[quote][p][bold]NO EINSTEIN[/bold] wrote: Why won’t the Northern Echo let us comment on same-sex marriage ??????????????[/p][/quote]I'd guess it's either because there were some awful, bigoted comments made under that article, or that the Echo believed that there would be based upon previous articles. miketually
  • Score: -4

3:57pm Sun 30 Mar 14

miketually says...

thetruthyoucanthandl
ethetruth
wrote:
miketually wrote:
thetruthyoucanthandl


ethetruth
wrote:
It's going to take more than a little positivity to turn this sh! T hole around. Darlington is a sinking ship and it's going down fast. And this hair brained scheme dreamt up by some wet liberal do gooders who probably occupy non-jobs is complete nonsense.
You didn't read the facts in the article, then?
They're only facts if you believe them you fool.
Straight in with the name calling. Nice.

Which of the facts do you dispute?
[quote][p][bold]thetruthyoucanthandl ethetruth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miketually[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thetruthyoucanthandl ethetruth[/bold] wrote: It's going to take more than a little positivity to turn this sh! T hole around. Darlington is a sinking ship and it's going down fast. And this hair brained scheme dreamt up by some wet liberal do gooders who probably occupy non-jobs is complete nonsense.[/p][/quote]You didn't read the facts in the article, then?[/p][/quote]They're only facts if you believe them you fool.[/p][/quote]Straight in with the name calling. Nice. Which of the facts do you dispute? miketually
  • Score: -6

7:18pm Sun 30 Mar 14

Homshaw1 says...

miketually wrote:
NO EINSTEIN wrote:
Why won’t the Northern Echo let us comment on same-sex marriage ??????????????
I'd guess it's either because there were some awful, bigoted comments made under that article, or that the Echo believed that there would be based upon previous articles.
If you want free speech expect bigoted comments. It doesn't mean to say you have to agree or disagree with them with them.
[quote][p][bold]miketually[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NO EINSTEIN[/bold] wrote: Why won’t the Northern Echo let us comment on same-sex marriage ??????????????[/p][/quote]I'd guess it's either because there were some awful, bigoted comments made under that article, or that the Echo believed that there would be based upon previous articles.[/p][/quote]If you want free speech expect bigoted comments. It doesn't mean to say you have to agree or disagree with them with them. Homshaw1
  • Score: 6

9:15pm Sun 30 Mar 14

miketually says...

Homshaw1 wrote:
miketually wrote:
NO EINSTEIN wrote:
Why won’t the Northern Echo let us comment on same-sex marriage ??????????????
I'd guess it's either because there were some awful, bigoted comments made under that article, or that the Echo believed that there would be based upon previous articles.
If you want free speech expect bigoted comments. It doesn't mean to say you have to agree or disagree with them with them.
As publishers of this website, the Echo have a responsibility for the comments published.
[quote][p][bold]Homshaw1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miketually[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NO EINSTEIN[/bold] wrote: Why won’t the Northern Echo let us comment on same-sex marriage ??????????????[/p][/quote]I'd guess it's either because there were some awful, bigoted comments made under that article, or that the Echo believed that there would be based upon previous articles.[/p][/quote]If you want free speech expect bigoted comments. It doesn't mean to say you have to agree or disagree with them with them.[/p][/quote]As publishers of this website, the Echo have a responsibility for the comments published. miketually
  • Score: -6

10:31pm Sun 30 Mar 14

Homshaw1 says...

miketually wrote:
Homshaw1 wrote:
miketually wrote:
NO EINSTEIN wrote:
Why won’t the Northern Echo let us comment on same-sex marriage ??????????????
I'd guess it's either because there were some awful, bigoted comments made under that article, or that the Echo believed that there would be based upon previous articles.
If you want free speech expect bigoted comments. It doesn't mean to say you have to agree or disagree with them with them.
As publishers of this website, the Echo have a responsibility for the comments published.
If a posting is illegal or offends public decency it should be removed and the person banned from the site. It clearly says people are responsible for any libellous comments they may make. However people have a right to comment. Some people support same sex marriages and many religions and individuals are opposed to them.

You should not ban people's comments on what they might say or because you don't agree with them.

Personally I'm more concerned about the prevention of debate than the issue itself.
[quote][p][bold]miketually[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Homshaw1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miketually[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NO EINSTEIN[/bold] wrote: Why won’t the Northern Echo let us comment on same-sex marriage ??????????????[/p][/quote]I'd guess it's either because there were some awful, bigoted comments made under that article, or that the Echo believed that there would be based upon previous articles.[/p][/quote]If you want free speech expect bigoted comments. It doesn't mean to say you have to agree or disagree with them with them.[/p][/quote]As publishers of this website, the Echo have a responsibility for the comments published.[/p][/quote]If a posting is illegal or offends public decency it should be removed and the person banned from the site. It clearly says people are responsible for any libellous comments they may make. However people have a right to comment. Some people support same sex marriages and many religions and individuals are opposed to them. You should not ban people's comments on what they might say or because you don't agree with them. Personally I'm more concerned about the prevention of debate than the issue itself. Homshaw1
  • Score: 10

12:31pm Mon 31 Mar 14

miketually says...

Homshaw1 wrote:
miketually wrote:
Homshaw1 wrote:
miketually wrote:
NO EINSTEIN wrote:
Why won’t the Northern Echo let us comment on same-sex marriage ??????????????
I'd guess it's either because there were some awful, bigoted comments made under that article, or that the Echo believed that there would be based upon previous articles.
If you want free speech expect bigoted comments. It doesn't mean to say you have to agree or disagree with them with them.
As publishers of this website, the Echo have a responsibility for the comments published.
If a posting is illegal or offends public decency it should be removed and the person banned from the site. It clearly says people are responsible for any libellous comments they may make. However people have a right to comment. Some people support same sex marriages and many religions and individuals are opposed to them.

You should not ban people's comments on what they might say or because you don't agree with them.

Personally I'm more concerned about the prevention of debate than the issue itself.
As a bleeding heart lefty liberal, I'm all for freedom of speech.

But, the place to have that debate is on a general news article about equal marriage rights, not on an article about a specific couple's wedding day. Not that I think that much thought or consideration goes into the Echo's decisions on the comments on here.
[quote][p][bold]Homshaw1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miketually[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Homshaw1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miketually[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NO EINSTEIN[/bold] wrote: Why won’t the Northern Echo let us comment on same-sex marriage ??????????????[/p][/quote]I'd guess it's either because there were some awful, bigoted comments made under that article, or that the Echo believed that there would be based upon previous articles.[/p][/quote]If you want free speech expect bigoted comments. It doesn't mean to say you have to agree or disagree with them with them.[/p][/quote]As publishers of this website, the Echo have a responsibility for the comments published.[/p][/quote]If a posting is illegal or offends public decency it should be removed and the person banned from the site. It clearly says people are responsible for any libellous comments they may make. However people have a right to comment. Some people support same sex marriages and many religions and individuals are opposed to them. You should not ban people's comments on what they might say or because you don't agree with them. Personally I'm more concerned about the prevention of debate than the issue itself.[/p][/quote]As a bleeding heart lefty liberal, I'm all for freedom of speech. But, the place to have that debate is on a general news article about equal marriage rights, not on an article about a specific couple's wedding day. Not that I think that much thought or consideration goes into the Echo's decisions on the comments on here. miketually
  • Score: -3

2:57pm Mon 31 Mar 14

Homshaw1 says...

Or it could be they just don't agree with your views
Or it could be they just don't agree with your views Homshaw1
  • Score: 4

3:19pm Mon 31 Mar 14

miketually says...

Homshaw1 wrote:
Or it could be they just don't agree with your views
Nope.
[quote][p][bold]Homshaw1[/bold] wrote: Or it could be they just don't agree with your views[/p][/quote]Nope. miketually
  • Score: -6

11:34pm Mon 31 Mar 14

LUSTARD says...

are you there cyndi
are you there cyndi LUSTARD
  • Score: 10

11:37pm Mon 31 Mar 14

LUSTARD says...

nope, well i will have to put in a freedom of information request, im really interested why darlington is denied an engineering college, seems to have been kept very quiet.
nope, well i will have to put in a freedom of information request, im really interested why darlington is denied an engineering college, seems to have been kept very quiet. LUSTARD
  • Score: 12

10:17am Tue 1 Apr 14

ianh says...

I have posted on various subjects on here for a little time now.
Unsurprisingly it seem the same people who seem to hate everything about Britain in general and Darlington in particular.

If it is all so bad in their eyes i wonder what they have ever done to try and improve matters; stand for council perhaps? work for local community groups or charities? get off yer backsides and do something, anything positive?
I suspect not.
Far to easy to shout from the outside and abuse anyone who, rightly or wrongly and irrespective of party politics, do try and improve our communities.
I have posted on various subjects on here for a little time now. Unsurprisingly it seem the same people who seem to hate everything about Britain in general and Darlington in particular. If it is all so bad in their eyes i wonder what they have ever done to try and improve matters; stand for council perhaps? work for local community groups or charities? get off yer backsides and do something, anything positive? I suspect not. Far to easy to shout from the outside and abuse anyone who, rightly or wrongly and irrespective of party politics, do try and improve our communities. ianh
  • Score: -1

11:48am Tue 1 Apr 14

LUSTARD says...

irespective of party politics indeed ian h , nobodies say cyndi doesnt do an awfull lot for the community but i think on the matter im talking about and thats the , her opposition to an engineering college for darlingtons youth and we the public get to know nothing about it stinks.
irespective of party politics indeed ian h , nobodies say cyndi doesnt do an awfull lot for the community but i think on the matter im talking about and thats the , her opposition to an engineering college for darlingtons youth and we the public get to know nothing about it stinks. LUSTARD
  • Score: 11

11:50am Tue 1 Apr 14

LUSTARD says...

we the parents of the future generation, and shes the ambassador for the children of darlington, i dont think im asking an unreasonable question
we the parents of the future generation, and shes the ambassador for the children of darlington, i dont think im asking an unreasonable question LUSTARD
  • Score: 2

11:50am Tue 1 Apr 14

LUSTARD says...

we the parents of the future generation, and shes the ambassador for the children of darlington, i dont think im asking an unreasonable question
we the parents of the future generation, and shes the ambassador for the children of darlington, i dont think im asking an unreasonable question LUSTARD
  • Score: 11

5:12pm Tue 1 Apr 14

ianh says...

A fair question, so why not ask her directly?
contact info straight off the dbc website;
Cyndi Hughes Contact Address
19 Oakdene Avenue
Darlington
DL3 7HR

Tel: 01325 480975

Email Address
Cyndi.Hughes@darling
ton.gov.uk

or find out when her next ward surgery is taking place and chat to her there.
or submit a question for debate at dbc full council.

all options available to everyone if you really do wish to make a worthwhile contribution rather than just shouting from the sidelines.
A fair question, so why not ask her directly? contact info straight off the dbc website; Cyndi Hughes Contact Address 19 Oakdene Avenue Darlington DL3 7HR Tel: 01325 480975 Email Address Cyndi.Hughes@darling ton.gov.uk or find out when her next ward surgery is taking place and chat to her there. or submit a question for debate at dbc full council. all options available to everyone if you really do wish to make a worthwhile contribution rather than just shouting from the sidelines. ianh
  • Score: 2

7:31pm Tue 1 Apr 14

LUSTARD says...

very good mr hughes first things first though , meaning a good read thru council foi info which the good lady in charge tells me will be forth coming within 28 days
very good mr hughes first things first though , meaning a good read thru council foi info which the good lady in charge tells me will be forth coming within 28 days LUSTARD
  • Score: 5

8:40pm Tue 1 Apr 14

Jackaranda says...

NO EINSTEIN wrote:
Why won’t the Northern Echo let us comment on same-sex marriage ??????????????
If you agree with the disgusting act, and say so, your comment will not be removed!!
[quote][p][bold]NO EINSTEIN[/bold] wrote: Why won’t the Northern Echo let us comment on same-sex marriage ??????????????[/p][/quote]If you agree with the disgusting act, and say so, your comment will not be removed!! Jackaranda
  • Score: 4

10:20pm Tue 1 Apr 14

LUSTARD says...

jackiranda cos like the lady whos barricaded herself into her ex home at willington they are entitled to ask the echo to remove comments if they are abusive inflammatory etc, this person could actually do something even worse me thinks
jackiranda cos like the lady whos barricaded herself into her ex home at willington they are entitled to ask the echo to remove comments if they are abusive inflammatory etc, this person could actually do something even worse me thinks LUSTARD
  • Score: 0

9:08am Wed 2 Apr 14

ianh says...

LUSTARD wrote:
very good mr hughes first things first though , meaning a good read thru council foi info which the good lady in charge tells me will be forth coming within 28 days
I have no connection with Cyndi Hughes what so ever. In fact i spent several years (succesfully ) opposing proposals being put forward by Ms Hughes and dbc.
I quickly learned that if you are seriously concerned by any such proposal you need to get off your backside and do something about it.
[quote][p][bold]LUSTARD[/bold] wrote: very good mr hughes first things first though , meaning a good read thru council foi info which the good lady in charge tells me will be forth coming within 28 days[/p][/quote]I have no connection with Cyndi Hughes what so ever. In fact i spent several years (succesfully ) opposing proposals being put forward by Ms Hughes and dbc. I quickly learned that if you are seriously concerned by any such proposal you need to get off your backside and do something about it. ianh
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8:04pm Wed 2 Apr 14

miketually says...

Jackaranda wrote:
NO EINSTEIN wrote:
Why won’t the Northern Echo let us comment on same-sex marriage ??????????????
If you agree with the disgusting act, and say so, your comment will not be removed!!
Oh grow up.
[quote][p][bold]Jackaranda[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NO EINSTEIN[/bold] wrote: Why won’t the Northern Echo let us comment on same-sex marriage ??????????????[/p][/quote]If you agree with the disgusting act, and say so, your comment will not be removed!![/p][/quote]Oh grow up. miketually
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10:32pm Thu 3 Apr 14

LUSTARD says...

engineering cindi, ive just bought a 1955 cyclemaster, originally designed by the germans and taken over by us, did you know theirs no gasket on the cylinder head as its so finely engineered theyre not necassary, amazing, purrs like a swiss watch, i think id like to go to an engineering college myself.
engineering cindi, ive just bought a 1955 cyclemaster, originally designed by the germans and taken over by us, did you know theirs no gasket on the cylinder head as its so finely engineered theyre not necassary, amazing, purrs like a swiss watch, i think id like to go to an engineering college myself. LUSTARD
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10:35pm Thu 3 Apr 14

LUSTARD says...

really must mention while im on, it does 20--25 mph and 250 plus miles per gallon no mot and free tax. an engineering marvel.
really must mention while im on, it does 20--25 mph and 250 plus miles per gallon no mot and free tax. an engineering marvel. LUSTARD
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