Traffic calming measures still planned outside school and more from Alnmouth Parish Council

Traffic calming measures are still being planned outside a Northumberland primary school.

Monday, 15th June 2020, 7:00 am
Updated Wednesday, 17th June 2020, 10:26 am

An update on the plans for the B1338 outside Hipsburn Primary School were discussed at a meeting of Alnmouth Parish Council.

“I can’t give you a date because of the impact Covid has had on the programme but we are hopeful that this year you will get a build-out outside Hipsburn Primary School,” said Coun Gordon Castle, local ward member on Northumberland County Council.

“That build up is into the road so traffic coming from the roundabout at Hipsburn will have to give way to traffic coming from Alnmouth and that will slow traffic down automatically at that point.

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Traffic calming measures are planned outside Hipsburn Primary School.

“It would also have the effect of slowing down all traffic that goes to the school.

“A visual speed indicator is also on the cards.”

Meanwhile, members agreed to have a closer look at plans for a first floor roof terrace, accessed by a spiral staircase, on a property at Argyle Street.

However, Coun Mac McHugh expressed concerns about the impact it would have on a neighbouring property.

Maintenance work has been carried out at Dr Joy’s Garden.

“It looks much better now,” said Coun Hilda Blythe. “There are some plants which need to be removed or cutting back at the back end of the year.”

She said consideration needed to be given to the hedge of roses.

“Lots of people are saying they can’t see over it and there’s a lovely view,” she said. “I tend to agree with them but they’re such lovely roses and it’s how to manage that.”

Coun David Denton said: “I’ve cut it back twice before but I’ve only taken the top off to allow people sitting on the benches to see the sea and there’s been no harm done to it.”

They will have a further discussion before making a decision.”

The parish council is going to try and get some replacement paving slabs for the stone base at the bus shelter.

Members also decided the existing planters should be left until the autumn. They are considering buying new ones.

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