Pavement petition pays off as repair work is confirmed

Following a petition, work to resurface the pavement on Prince Edward Road in Tweedmouth will go ahead.

Friday, 14th December 2018, 13:27 pm
Broken paving on Prince Edward Road in Tweedmouth.

Coun Georgina Hill, member for Berwick East on Northumberland County Council, had given her full backing to the petition, started by resident Ronnie Hartley after his wife had tripped and had a bad fall on part of the broken surface.

Some initial repair work was carried out by the council in the summer and Coun Hill then bid for the full resurfacing scheme to be put forward as one of the priorities for the 2019/2020 Local Transport Plan.

Coun Hill said; “The county council has received an additional funding of £7.7million from the Department for Transport for Local Transport Plan Capital Block Funding for 2018/19 which has helped ensure that schemes like this can be confirmed and go ahead earlier than initially envisaged. The work at Prince Edward Road is now planned for March.

“In the past residents of Berwick would have received little from the LTP and nothing or next to nothing from these additional funds but that is not the case now and residents will have noticed a lot of road works and upgrades going on in the area recently. Residents of Prince Edward Road can now look forward to the pavement area being completely repaired and the safety hazard and eyesore of its current condition being removed.

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“A big debt of gratitude is owed to Ronnie for all his work in highlighting this problem.”

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