Coun Elliott claimed the former Blyth Valley Borough Council
and now the county council had agreed a sale which would bring in more than PS15m and ongoing revenue of similar value.
Labour MP Ronnie Campbell has spoken out in support of Northumberland County Council's appointment of Geoff Paul, the former chief executive of Blyth Valley Borough Council
, to a new PS110,000-a-year role.
Mr Paul, the former head of Blyth Valley borough council
, was recruited last year on an "interim" basis by its successor Northumberland county council.
Labour's Ronnie Campbell has spoken out in support of Northumberland County Council's appointment of Geoff Paul, the former chief executive of Blyth Valley Borough Council
, to a new PS110,000 a year role.
A staunch and long-serving Labour Party member, he was leader of the former Blyth Valley Borough Council
for more than a decade, and continued in his role as constituency party chairman right up until his death.
John Devon - former leader of Wansbeck District Council - and Mike Dungworth - ex-leader of Blyth Valley Borough Council
- were praised as highly-respected stalwarts of the party.
Today, the investment, which stems from a Townscape Heritage Initiative launched by the former Blyth Valley Borough Council
, was warmly welcomed by local MP Ronnie Campbell.
For many years the former Blyth Valley Borough Council
provided more than pounds 50,000 in annual funding to pay for the vehicle, and the advice and support services run by the BVDF.
Leader of Blyth Valley Borough Council
, Coun Dave Stephens said: "The annual award evening was a fantastic opportunity to celebrate success, not just achievement, but for the 35 fabulous years that this council has served the people of Blyth Valley.
Mark Robinson, cultural development officer for Blyth Valley Borough Council
, added: "We are hugely grateful for these grants and it is a fitting reward for the tireless work put in by the 'Friends of Blyth Battery' during the development of this project, not to mention the invaluable support provided by Northumberland County Council's archaeology team.
It is ironic that this article was published on the same day as the residents of the Blyth Valley area received letters from the new Northumberland County Council informing them that the previously free garden waste service offered by Blyth Valley Borough Council
, was in future going to cost pounds 20 per year.
In January, the marketplace was closed to the public as work started on the pounds 3m scheme of redevelopment, which has been funded by Blyth Valley Borough Council
, the Northumberland Strategic Partnership, Northumberland County Council, One North- East and SENNTRi.