New sign aims to reduce speed of traffic entering Northumberland village

A new interactive speed sign is to be installed at North Broomhill in an effort to reduce the speed of traffic entering the 30mph zone.

Monday, 24th February 2020, 6:00 pm
Broomhill. Picture: Google
Broomhill. Picture: Google

A meeting of Acklington Parish Council heard the sign will be funded by Coun Jeff Watson, member for Amble West with Warkworth at Northumberland County Council, from his small schemes budget.

The sign has a five year warranty following which the cost of maintenance will be met by the parish council.

Two interactive speed signs are also due to be installed at each end of Acklington village with the costs covered through future housing development agreements.

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A commemoration was held at the Guyzance memorial by members of the Durham Light Infantry Association to mark the 75th anniversary of a tragedy in which 10 young soldiers lost their lives on the River Coquet during a training exercise on January 17, 1945.

Meanwhile, the parish council has allocated £500 towards the purchase and installation of a community defibrillator.

With donations pledged by the village hall committee and Acklington community team, the parish council is around half way towards meeting the £1,700 cost. Additional sources of funding are being explored.

The first of the renovated coal tubs has also been put in place at Dobson’s Corner. It is hoped the other three tubs will be ready for planting in the spring.

A woodland management plan has been put forward for Guyzance Hall on behalf of the owner. The plan is intended to create a 20-year scheme for sustainable forest management.

Following a site visit, it was agreed the parish council had no objections but it would seek an assurance that no healthy trees would be felled for purely aesthetic reasons.

It was also agreed to seek discussions on the possibly for limited and permissive access to the woodland for the local community.

It was reported that, with the kind permission of Cavil Head Farm, the public footpath from Acklington to Rake Lane has been marked out with fence posts so walkers do not inadvertently stray onto the field and damage crops.

A commemoration was held at the Guyzance memorial by members of the Durham Light Infantry Association to mark the 75th anniversary of a tragedy in which 10 young soldiers lost their lives on the River Coquet during a training exercise on January 17, 1945.

The next meeting is on Tuesday, March 3 at 7pm in Acklington Village Hall.