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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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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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Dualling A1: impact on A697 traffic

Robbie Burn (Chair of Hedgeley Parish Council) recently attended a Public Awareness session regarding the proposed dualling of the A1 in Northumberland. Robbie put forward our concerns regarding the likely possibility of increased traffic on the A697 through our villages. He received the following reply from Nanette Hoyle (Project Manager), Regional Investment Programme North.

Dualling A1 and impact on A697 traffic flow

Dear Mr. Burn,

Thank you for attending the A1 in Northumberland Public Awareness exhibition and for providing your comments on the feedback form.

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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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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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