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Retail Rate Relief – available until March 2016

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Please see details, forwarded to us by Karen Westgate of the Business Factory, of Retail Rate Relief, which currently will end in March 2016.   Retail Relief Guidelines Contact North Tyneside Rates Dept. direct :           0191 643 2365 Application form process.  If approved, a revised bill will be issued with the discount included. The government provides funding for a business rates discount of up to £1500 in 2015/2016, to

Victorian Market – this weekend

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A reminder that the Victorian Market takes place this weekend (12th and 13th December) in Northumberland Square, North Shields. http://www.victorianmarket.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/Victorian-Market-2015.pdf

Beacon Centre/NTC to offer free parking in December

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In the spirit of Christmas giving, The Beacon Shopping Centre in partnership with North Tyneside Council are to offer Free Parking in their multi-storey car park from 1st December – 26th December. Visitors to the Centre can also soak up the festive atmosphere during the Centre’s late night shopping nights on 3rd, 10th and 17th December, as local choirs and singers perform festive songs.  During the late night shopping the

Elected Mayor Norma Redfearn, Deputy Mayor Bruce Pickard and Councillor John Harrison visit Chamber

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The Beacon Centre in partnership with the North Shields Chamber of Trade & Commerce and  North Shields Neighbourhood Policing hosted a shop lifting and personal safety information session for businesses and the public on Wednesday 18 November, to help deter opportunist thieves this Christmas. Incidents of shop lifting tend to be higher during the festive season, with bag dipping and snatching often taking place in crowded areas such as shopping

North Tyneside Local Plan – final consultation

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North Tyneside’s Local Plan is now in its Pre-Submission Draft form.  The Local Plan ……”covers a range of matters including the number of new homes that are needed and where they should be located; the amount and proposed location of new employment land; protection and improvement of important open areas and provision of new ones; provision of new infrastructure and improvement of town centres and community facilities in the Borough”.