Marchers protest against Hexham bus station plans
Last updated at 13:11, Wednesday, 13 August 2014
MORE than 300 people took to the streets of Hexham on Wednesday to voice their opposition to plans to sell off the town's bus station to a developer.
Bearing banners and placards, the protesters began at the bus station itself, before winding their way along Fore Street and up Beaumont Street, before storming the Queen's Hall. where Northumberland County Council was staging a public consultation exercise on the options for a new bus station site.
The protest was led by Dr Anne Pickering, who said she was delighted with the turnout, which ought to send a message to the council to keep the bus station in its present location.
The county council insists it has not yet made up its mind about what to do with the bus station, but has questioned how many of the 4,000 people who have signed Dr Pickering's petition are actually bus users.
First published at 13:10, Wednesday, 13 August 2014
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