A1 closure cancelled
Photo: (L-R) Mr Neil Snowdon (NCC Traffic Management Officer); County Cllr. Wendy Pattison; Cllr. Robbie Burn
Camera van deployed in Powburn
Following the installation of new road signs throughout Powburn in January 2018, Cllr. Robbie Burn (Chair, Hedgeley Parish Council) was able to report that there was a camera van deployed in Powburn by the Northumbria Police Camera Enforcement Unit on 1 February 2018.
This is very good news for the residents of Powburn which is a speeding hot spot.
Residents will likely be aware of recent announcements in the local press regarding Highways England’s intention to fully close part of the A1 in our region for 17 days, as from 2 March 2018. Robbie Burn (Chair: Hedgeley Parish Council) has already written to Jill Thornhill of Highways England expressing concern regarding the safety implications of increased traffic flow through Powburn and Low Hedgeley along the A697.
A1 Closure March 2018 for 17 days
Residents may have read the recent report in the Northumberland Gazette of Highway England’s intention to close the A1 from 2 March 2018 for 17 days. This has implications for the amount of traffic that will be diverted along the A697 and pass through Powburn and Low Hedgeley.
We have today received a copy of a letter written by Robbie Burn (Chair of Hedgeley Parish Council) to Jill Thornhill of Highways England. Robbie has asked that the letter be published in order to inform residents of Hedgeley Parish what actions the Parish Council are taking in response to the proposed closure.
County Councillor Report
by Wendy Pattison
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Speed Camera Van
The speed camera van will now be regularly situated in Powburn village. I am absolutely delighted that the residents of Powburn will now benefit from the speed camera signage and ultimately the slowing down of all traffic through the village. When I was first canvassing for election in early 2017 and before I was elected as the Longhoughton Ward County Councillor, I made an election promise to Hedgeley residents that I would do my very best to improve and prevent the current speeding issues.