Country lanes, take me home!
- country lane
When I was a child, I remember seeing a postcard that one of my relatives had received from a friend who was visiting Ireland. From what I recall, the postcard was an image of a flock of sheep walking down a country lane and impeding the progress of a solitary figure on a bicycle.
Following the installation of the Road Sign Planters in Powburn at the end of June 2020, two well-crafted planters have now been installed in Bolton.
Chris Armit from Newcastleton (in the Scottish borders, near Kielder), who made the six planters for the road signs in Powburn, also made two for Bolton. And yesterday (Saturday 18 July 2020), he delivered and installed them.
[Credit: all images are copyright © May Wilson 2020 and used with permission]
As part of the traffic calming measures agreed recently with Northumberland County Council, residents will have noticed that new ‘gate’ road signs have been installed at three villages within Hedgeley Parish Council: Powburn, Beanley and Bolton.
Claire Miller (Clerk, Hedgeley Parish Council) has today received and forwarded the following information via Robbie Burn (Chair, Hedgeley Parish Council) regarding the above scheme of works.
I’ve known about this road sign on the A697 in Crawley Dene for a few years. It’s been at the side of the road, partially knocked down the embankment and in a bit of a sorry state.
We took advantage of having the tractor and the road being shut yesterday, managed to get it out and it’s now in storage.
We will have a look at getting it restored then put back.
Robbie Burn (Chair, Hedgeley Parish Council)
Following yesterday’s appeal for help to do a Litter Pick on the A697, Robbie Burn has sent the following message and photo.
The A697 will be closed on Monday 26 February 2018, from 9am to 3pm. The closure is from the south end of Powburn to the Glanton junction. This is an ideal time to get in and pick up all the rubbish.
Robbie Burn (Chair of Hedgeley Parish Council) has today attended a public meeting in Belford regarding Highways England’s proposed closure of the A1 for 17 days as from 2 March 2018. County Councillor Wendy Pattison also attended the meeting and she has just released the following statement.