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Blyth, Northumberland

Review of Blyth by Bronwynn on March 24th, 2011
Having visited Blyth beach this week I have to congratulate Blyth Valley Borough Council on their development of the beach area. Free parking was a real advantage and the children’s play area was a delight. The beach huts are a welcome site and the chance to rent them for the day is fantastic. The sand looked clean and although I am not a lover of dogs on the beach it was good to see them also having so much fun. I would suggest restrictions placed as to which beach they can use. The opportunities for families to go and enjoy free facilities that support positive mental health, is a joy to see. Blyth has been a part of my life for the last 50 years and still visit on a regular basis. Although the beach has been run down for a number of years and at times saddened me that the local council did not see the value in investment I am pleased to find that this has changed over the past couple of years. I am a little concerned at the appearance of junk food vans as this may run the risk of the good work done becoming another tacky tourist spot. Look for other business opportunities, don’t just think of the cash today, and continue to invest for a happy, healthy, sustainable future for all generations to enjoy. I look forward to visiting again soon.

Review of Blyth by Nora Davison on March 19th, 2009
My family and I moved from Blyth to the Midlands in 1977 because of the threat of closure of Bates pit, we still visit because we have a lot of family in Blyth. I was in Blyth from 14th - 17th March 09, I was quite dissapointed to see tha local market place, I have wonderful memories of Blyth market, Woolies and (PLR school), not all changes are for the better, I like the Keel Row shoping arcade but where have all the market traders gone? I feel Blyth hardly lives up to the name of a market town.

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