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Saturday, 23 May 2015

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Potholed roads may be closed

TYNEDALE’S roads are in such poor condition they are “almost beyond redemption”, with some even at risk of being closed, a county councillor has claimed.


Northumberland County Council’s west area committee chairman Coun. Colin Horncastle said the situation was “past tipping point”.
His comments came as the authority prepares for another year of huge budget cuts, a £3m reduction in local services causing particular concern among members.
At the west area committee meeting on Tuesday, councillors from across Tynedale spoke of complaints about roads in their areas.
And Hexham’s MP Guy Opperman said potholes were “on the verge of becoming life-threatening.

**See the Hexham Courant for full details.