New parking restrictions will be introduced in Northumberland Village

Councilor Trevor Thorne.

Double yellow lines with a ‘no waiting at any time’ restriction are introduced on the B6345 by the river.

Blind parking issues there had been brought to the attention of Northumberland County Council by Felton Parish Council and local ward member Cllr Trevor Thorne.

They expressed concerns about the safety of motorists parking on the bend in front of the war memorial, causing visibility problems for other drivers.

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Cllr Thorne said: “Following issues raised with me by residents, I have allocated £10,500 of my members’ small scheme funds to address the issue.

“I’m delighted to see that work is starting to make our roads here in Felton safer.”

It has been almost two years since the project was approved by the council.

At the time, officers said: ‘Preventing parking here will increase forward visibility and help traffic flow.

“Civil enforcement will be carried out by the parking services during their routine visits to the village.”

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