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Powburn Road Signage Work to Begin

Site Compliance

Following our last update regarding Speed Camera Site Compliance in Powburn, we have received this brief update via Robbie Burn (Campaign Lead) from Cllr Wendy Pattison.

Date for signage work to begin

Mr Neil Snowden (Principal Programme Officer, Technical Services, Northumberland County Council) has confirmed that the target date for work to begin on installation of compliant signage along the A697 in Powburn (prior to the siting of a speed camera van) is:

Monday 8 January 2018

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Speed Camera Site Compliance Powburn

Speed Camera Site Compliance

Website visitors may recall that there was a delay in siting the road traffic camera van in Powburn (see Stop Speeding! Update (Oct 2017). Since then, Neil Snowden (Principal Programme Officer, Technical Services, Northumberland County Council) has had plans drawn up for replacement of signage on the A697 in Powburn. The information was forwarded by County Councillor Wendy Pattison to Councillor Robbie Burn (Chair, Hedgeley Parish Council) who has subsequently submitted it for publication to keep residents up to date with developments.

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Stop Speeding! update (Oct 2017)

Camera van delay

We have received the following information from Cllr Wendy Pattison  via Robbie Burn (Chair of Hedgeley Parish Council and the lead contact for the Stop Speeding! Campaign).

Wendy has been in contact with Northumberland County Council regarding the delay in siting a camera van in Powburn. She reports that she has been in touch with Ruth Bendall (Head of Traffic Management) and that Ruth has provided the following explanation:

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Do something wild

Can you do something wild?

Are you going wild in June? The Wildlife Trusts are encouraging everyone to do something wild every day. And to motivate us they’ve started a campaign called ’30 Days Wild’, encouraging us to do something wild every day in June.

There’s a growing body of research evidence demonstrating that spending time with nature has many health and social benefits. Living in the Breamish Valley, as we do, means that we have an abundance of nature right on our doorstep. But do we take the time to just stop…and appreciate what we have?

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Road safety campaign letter – 2 Mar 2015

Letter received today from Julie Pörksen

Dear all,

Please find attached the letter I have sent to both the head of the Highways Agency (responsible for the A1) and Northumberland County Council. I hope we can get some action on the main routes first as there are known road safety problems on these then put pressure on for any other works required on smaller roads.

I will let you when I get a response.

Kind regards


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My Wildlife

What does wildlife or a wild place mean to you?

I realise how privileged I am to live in the countryside. Being in the Breamish Valley gives me daily access to mile upon mile of beautiful countryside: open moorland, high hills, undulating farmland and the picturesque River Breamish.

I never tire of cycling along the valley from Powburn heading towards Branton, Reaveley, Brandon, Ingram and on to Bulby’s Wood and Peggy Bell’s Bridge. Though I do have to be feeling quite fit to try and cycle any further up the hills to Linhope – I’m really just a leisure cyclist! The changing seasons mean there’s always something new to see. There’s always a new perspective.

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Meeting Notes: 16 Feb 2015

Road Safety and Speeding

NOTES from the Public Meeting: Road Safety and Speeding on the A697 held on 16 February 2015 in the Breamish Hall, Powburn are now available.

The meeting was well attended. Robbie Burn (Vice Chair of Hedgeley Parish Council),  Kate Cairns (Northumberland County Council Councillor), Julie Porksen (prospective Liberal Democrat MP), police representative Paul Sykes  and 46 members of the public attended.

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