Coastal Route road into village is a bumpy ride

North Sunderland Parish Council is calling for the main route in and out of Seahouses, which is littered with depressions, to be resurfaced.

During a discussion about potholes in the area, Coun David Donaldson said: “The worst ones are on the way in or out of the village.

“Patches have sunk the whole length of St Aidan’s and along the Link road. Every few yards you’ve got all these depressions.”

Coun Donaldson explained that the problem went back to the work Fastflow did on the road. “After they filled in the holes the patches went down more or less straight away and we have been left with it ever since,” he said.

“It’s not good because it is part of the Northumberland Coastal Route. It would be nice to get it resurfaced from the war memorial all the way to Bamburgh!”

County Coun John Woodman urged councillors to report any specific problem areas.

“It’s a difficult one,” he said. “The county has had, and still has, a major pothole problem, but my sense is that they are getting a bit of a grip on it.

“Of the nine reported since August, five were fixed within a couple of weeks.

“My sense is that it is something that is improving – I think most of them get fixed reasonably quickly.”