Sunderland City Council

Election results for 2019

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Most Recent

  1. Sunderland beach dog ban consultation nears end

    The deadline for views on a consultation which could see dogs banned on two of Sunderland's popular beaches for five months of the year is the end of today.

    Sunderland City Council is reviewing its city wide public spaces protection order and has asked for views on the plan which would either see dogs barred from Seaburn and Roker beaches between 09:00 and 18:00, or be allowed on the beach but only on a lead.

    Both proposed rules would be in force from May to the end of September.

    The council says there's been an increase in litter and dog mess being left across its award-winning beaches and parks.

    That consultation ends at midnight.

    Dog walkers at Roker beach
  2. Council leaders accept tier decision 'on health grounds'

    Council bosses in the North East have responded to the announcement that the region is to remain under the highest level of restrictions.

    In a joint statement with the North of Tyne Mayor and Northumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner, the leaders of Northumberland, Durham, Newcastle, Gateshead, Sunderland and North and South Tyneside councils said they accepted the decision "on health grounds".

    However, they said they still needed a greater understanding of how moving out of tier three will be determined in the New Year.

    The statement read: "We will continue to press government for fair decisions and the right level of economic support - especially for the hospitality sector which has been so heavily impacted by the restrictions.

    "We will also work with ministers on how best to deploy targeted community testing to open up our economy, while seeking localisation of the national test and trace programme."

    Women in face masks

    It added that leaders were "incredibly proud of and grateful for people's efforts in following the rules, laws and guidance", which had seen infection rates come down.

    However, they warned that the virus continued to be a "potent threat", and urged people to continue to act responsibly, especially over Christmas and the New Year.

  3. Multimillion-pound bridge looks set to be approved in Sunderland

    Plans for a new multimillion-pound bridge linking the former Vaux Brewery site in Sunderland with the banks of the Wear, close to the Stadium of Light, are expected to be approved next week,

    The bridge will be a high-level pedestrian and cycle crossing from Keel Square to Sheepfolds.

    Featuring augmented reality, the crossing will allow people to use their smartphones to see virtual displays, creating experiences that council bosses say will "bring the city’s digital ambitions to life".

    Once approved it's expected to open in 2023. According to a report prepared for the cabinet meeting the estimated cost of delivering the project is £31m.

    Artist impression of how proposed Wear footbridge could look
    Quote Message: This bridge will be a real centrepiece, with a beautiful simplicity that allows for unspoilt views over the river and to the transforming landscape on both sides of it.” from Councillor Graeme Miller Leader of Sunderland City Council
    Councillor Graeme MillerLeader of Sunderland City Council