Speeding and parking problems in Seahouses


Councillors are trying to take action on several traffic-related issues in Seahouses, including speeding and parking problems.

At last week’s meeting of North Sunderland Parish Council, members discussed various topics relating to roads and vehicles in the area.

The first was in relation to a resident email, which requested meaningful parking control on the Crumstone estate.

Following discussion about this, Bamburgh county councillor Guy Renner-Thompson said that he would make a request to Northumberland County Council for a formal consultation with residents, proposing a residents’ parking scheme.

Next up was parking issues at Chapel Row. Coun George Price said that he will contact police regarding certain cars regularly parking illegally in the area.

The parish council will also investigate issues with people parking on the grass along James Street. A letter will be sent to Bernicia Homes for confirmation of the owner of the land.

Meanwhile, it was mentioned that a sign is required to advise that the parking spaces/car park by the South Lane Cemetery are for visitors to the cemetery only.

Concerns were also raised about vehicles speeding along King Street, James Street and Stone Close.

As a result, a request will be made for signs to be installed, advising the speed limit along these stretches.

Pothole problems still persist, the meeting heard, and it was agreed that the repair of defects along Main Street, by St Paul’s Church, will be reported again.

Members were told that the parish council has had no reply from the county council relating to feedback on the Local Transport Plan and the parish’s priorities. An update has been requested.

○ The next North Sunderland Parish Council meeting will take place at the Sheltered Housing Community Centre, on Stone Close, in Seahouses, on Monday, August 6, starting at 7pm.