I was pleased to see a presentation of the proposed Local Transport Plan at the West Area Committee of Northumberland. I am optimistic that we are going to get a new river crossing into the plan. Under previous administrations, the need for a new river crossing was never recognised.
Anyone who lives in Prudhoe knows the impact that a proper link with the A69, like Hexham and Haltwhistle have, would help the town and residents a lot. The current bridge and road links to the A69 are grossly inadequate.
Getting the bridge on the list doesn't mean it will happen. Far from it. But at least it will recognise the importance of this link for the people of Prudhoe. It's a start and as we say up here "shy bairns get nowt!"