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My Kind of Gridlock

Countryside gridlock

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.

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Bolton Road Sign Planters

Village of Bolton Road Sign Planters installed

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.

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Road Sign Restoration

A697 road sign restoration

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)

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Litter Pick A697

Litter Pick A697

Monday 26 February 2018

Starting at 10:00am

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.

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Camera van deployed

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.

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