The Chamber is a business organisation in the town of North Shields; with over 100 businesses currently members of the Chamber. Find out what’s going on with the Chamber and North Shields today.

Blyth & Tyne Model Railway Society Open Day

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Chamber members Blyth & Tyne Model Railway Society will be holding a free open day on Saturday the 11th of May between 10am and 4pm at their clubhouse at 40 Saville St above Asda where a number of layouts and exhibitions will be displayed. The event is open to all and will be real opportunity to see the detailed and impressive layouts at the club with refreshments available on the

Follow the Chamber on Twitter

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In order to improve the communication of events in the town the Chamber has now joined the world of twitter using the website to promote events in the town and to increase communication of key information to members, businesses, residents and visitors to the town. In order to follow the Chamber on twitter please go to www.twitter.com/NorthShieldsCOC

Progress over town centre improvements

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We are pleased to report that new lighting columns have been installed in Railway Street, free parking has been resumed in Stephenson Street and that discussions are ongoing with local Councillors and Council officers regarding further improvements to the town centre, such as pedestrianisation of the lower end of Bedford Street and new street furniture.

North Tyneside Bus Services Consultation

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People in North Tyneside can find out more about Nexus’ proposals to improve local bus links at five roadshow events taking place in the next few weeks. The events where you can find out more information, speak to Nexus staff, ask questions and give views are taking place at: • Beacon Centre, North Shields; Friday 25 June, 10.30am to 2.30pm • Park View, Whitley Bay, Tuesday 29 June, 11am to

Town Centre Improvements

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As part of the regeneration plans the Council has agreed to look at improving the access and appearance of North Shields town centre. The town centre manager will be painting the street furniture in the near future and in the long term there may be funding available to replace the bins and seats. The Beacon Centre landlord is discussing the possibility of providing a contribution to pedestrianising the lower part