Improving Prudhoe Railway station- 2020

Update 26th May 2020

From Network rail- ** we will be providing additional information if & when we receive it *

The refurbishment work is starting on 8 June, from which point the footbridge will be closed to the public. Generally there will be a focus on carrying out work between 07:00 and 18:00 – so through the daytime – but overnight work will be needed between 16 June and 20 June when the bridge will be lifted out in sections.

Thereafter work will take place off site between 21 June and 8 August, with no work at the station during this period. The refurbished structure will then be lifted back into place in late August/early September, with the footbridge currently expected to reopen on 6 September. During the work passenger access to both platforms at Prudhoe station will be via the pedestrian footpath over the level crossing.

As we will be using a variety of equipment including cranes, construction plant and various power tools and equipment we are writing to residents living close to the station to provide advance notice of the work so they are aware of it.

This will also confirm that the work is being delivered in accordance with the UK Government and NHS advice relating to COVID-19.

 

Update March 2020

 

As per Network rail.

Initially please accept my apologies for the delay in us completing this work. I appreciate how important it is for local passengers that the bridge is improved.

I’ve checked with our team who are delivering the improvements on the structure and we are expecting work to start in June. After our compound is set-up we will have two nights of work to remove the bridge. This will be in mid-June and will involve craning the bridge out of its current location at a time when the railway is closed.

The bridge will then be removed from site, after it has been lifted out in sections, for our refurbishment work to take place off site. We will finish this work in August and will then put the bridge back in place using a similar process.

In advance of the project starting we will be carrying out wide-ranging communications to notify local residents and working with Northern to provide advance notice for passengers. I’ve asked the team to make sure that when we start on site we complete the work as quickly as we can, and limit the disruption to passengers as much as possible.

I understand the length of time passengers in Prudhoe have been waiting for this work to start so hope that confirmation this work is scheduled to start in early summer is welcome.

Previous Update from Network rail 2019.

Following our meeting with senior NR representatives and subsequent discussions / requests for improvements to the bridge.

Network rail have confirmed that they will repaint the bridge this year.

This will include refurbishing & strengthening the whole span of the footbridge.
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Dealing with everyday issues everyday of the year.

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Archaeology dig in Prudhoe

 

 

Delighted to support this important project.

Through two working weeks September 9th-20th 2019 an archaeological dig funded by The Land of Oak and Iron National Heritage Lottery Fund landscape project with the assistance of Northumberland County Council will take place in the Cockshott Dene at Prudhoe. Prudhoe’s growth from the mid 1850s was founded on the railway enabling easy extraction of coal. The coal mining has been history since the early 1960s and most of the physical remains cleared. There are remarkable survivals in the Cockshott Dene and the dig seeks to understand their context.

Check out additional information here – https://www.facebook.com/events/418982195492199/

Dog exercise area

 

As the new dog exercise area is being developed  we delighted to see that the bin has been removed from next to this seat and re-positioned a short distance away at the entrance to the park.

Small changes such as this make a big difference for the #PrudhoeCommunity

Reminders- please clear up after your dogs, free dog bags are available from the Miners lamp cafe for those signed up to the green dog walkers scheme.

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Car parking – if you are visiting the park please use the ample car parking facilities available when practicable.

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Helping everyone to be #ProudOfPrudhoe.

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Dealing with everyday issues everyday of the year.

We do not take reports or enter into discussion via social media but offer a wide range of methods for residents to contact Gordon & Ken their County Cllrs

https://prudhoeconservatives.wordpress.com/contact-us/

Prudhoe tourism offer

We believe that Prudhoe has not taken advantage of the huge benefits of tourism which is now a massive part of the Northumberland economy.

We want to show off what is great about this fantastic town.

Yes people will think of Prudhoe Castle.

But we also have Cherryburn, fine walks along the riverside & beautiful woods, the revamped Eastwoods park.

Prudhoe Waterworld & The fuse including the Cinema

Our small family run businesses, coffee shops, pubs and restaurants.

One day events such as the Miners run & Town fair.

Not forgetting the fantastic Christmas lights.

Greater emphasis now on art & culture.

We are very #ProudOfPrudhoe and want to show the area off.

If we improve the tourism offer greater job opportunities will be created.

Increase in pride for all, we already know that Prudhoe is a great place to live work visit learn & invest in.

A town that has a long history but also aspirations, opportunities and ambition for all.

Check out the Visit Prudhoe website & social media feeds, A ‘one stop’ platform for community & business promotion. CLICK HERE

A big part of our plans is to include ‘the Land of Oak & Iron’ – Click here 

We do not enter into discussions via social media but offer a range of methods for residents to keep in touch with Gordon & Ken their County Cllrs. Click here

You can follow us on twitter @PrudhoeNland  & like us on  Facebook   ‘Prudhoe matters’ and instagram ‘Prudhoe Conservatives’

Christmas is coming to Prudhoe

 

 

 

Please remember to buy a Prudhoe 2019 Calendar Click here (Courant report)

Prudhoe Business & Prudhoe Community groups – Please make sure you register your tree for the festival – (43 registered by 17/11/18) Click here

 

Lights Switch on will be at 6.30pm

 

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Moor road

The last administration left us with a right nightmare of issues in this part of town, but as promised we are working through them.

 

Out doing home visits this sunny Sunday afternoon in #Prudhoe

Residents have contacted us about a range of issues.

A lot of very positive feedback about the high standard of the major road repairs on Moor road incl new lights, drainage & surface.

In between meetings collected 4 cones which had been left by a contractor, although NCC were awaiting them to to be collected, decided to pack them in the boot of the car and take them to the depot to tidy the place up.
#JobDone

(The roads around where the cones were have also had substantial investment in them).

After many years of neglect we are dealing with the backlog of many roads in need of investment, we don’t complain we just do it.

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(We do not enter into communication via social media but offer a range of methods for residents to contact Gordon & Ken their County cllrs)

Additional street lighting

 

 

A request from a resident was received to improve the street lighting in this part of the town.

NCC were contacted to look at the feasibility of this request and if the additional lighting could be provided.

Much of the current street lighting is diluted due to trees that border the road.

We are in support of additional lighting being provided, and have also asked NCC to ensure that the owner of the trees are made aware of the issue and to cut the trees back.

NCC can not just go and cut trees back on private land, there is a process to go through, sometimes this may involve legal action being taken by the Council.

It is not uncommon for landowners to totally frustrate the process.

Funding has to be sourced, which may mean that other similar projects have to be postponed or shelved.

Ken has pledged to spend up go £6K of his annual members scheme allowance to progress this scheme , (this is a massive part of his £15K annual allowance).

We will continue to keep residents informed of how this proposal progresses.

 

 

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