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Complainant Name:
Mr Brian Powell

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Hexham Courant

Complaint:

Mr Brian Powell complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had misrepresented the Fairfield Park and Willia Road Neighbourhood Action Group's position on the Old School Playing Field and the children's play area on Comb Hill.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the publication of the following clarification:

An article published on December 11, 2009, outlined details of an application by the Fairfield and Willia Road Neighbourhood Action Group to grant village green status on the Old School Playing Field, in Haltwhistle.

In the article, it was reported the group had lodged an objection to the creation of a children's play area on Comb Hill.

We wish to clarify that, although the group was critical that the play area left no open areas for other pastimes, it did not lodge an objection to the creation of the play area with the local authority.

We apologise for the error and any embarrassment this may have caused.

Date Published: 24/06/2010



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