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Tuesday, 26 May 2015

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Hexham suffers from 'lack of care'

HEXHAM has gone downhill since the creation of a Morpeth-based unitary authority – according to a member of the new look council.

Hexham Fore Street

Coun. Terry Robson, who represents Hexham on Northumberland County Council, told the November meeting of Hexham Town Council there had been a distinct deterioration in the care of the town.
He said: “The place has become a lot more careworn, notably the paving in Fore Street, where a lot of mortar between the blocks has disappeared, leaving gaps..
“Women wearing high heels cannot walk down there without getting stuck.
“Bollards are also leaning at crazy angles, and there is a general lack of care.”
He said that the Market Place should be pedestrianised, and criticised traders for blocking plans to remove cars from the Market Place some years ago.

**Read the full story in this Friday's Hexham Courant