In Whickham this morning to help man the Lib Dem Street Stall in the main shopping centre. The purpose today was to gather signatures for our petition against car parking charges being introduced in Whickham. With the Metro centre being so close, any imposition of parking charges would drive shoppers away. Traders are rightly concerned. All but one business on the high street signed our petition, bar one where the manager wasn't in. The newsagents have the petition to sign there too if you missed out. Get in touch if you want to register your opposition as well!
Whilst there I was told about a large accident on Whaggs lane, ironically next to a new "slow down" flashing sign installed at the urging of local Lib Dem councillors but which Gateshead council haven't managed to get working yet!