Council needs a shake-up

I have just read your report from the Northumberland Gazette, dated April 3, page 12, regarding the Rothbury Road closure.

The report was excellent.

I also live in Rothbury and travel out to Newcastle daily with my wife.

Like Mr Stripp in your article, I am annoyed at the lack of progress.

I have been in the construction business for 40 years and know that it does take time to organise works to be carried out, however, 15 months on and what has been done?

Northumberland County Council really need a shake-up.

I have sent two emails to councillor Stephen Bridgett, the first one sent on December 17, 2013, and a further email sent on March 11, 2014. Neither of these emails have been acknowledged never mind replied to.

Is this man representing the community or not?

I think my letter deserves a reply.

Why can’t the council give us a rate rebate, hit them in the pocket and they might get a move on.

Bryan Noble,

by email