An update on a the gate from the south side car park near the bridge onto the flood defence. The wooden kissing gate doesn’t have a spring and so dogs can get out, into the car park and then onto the the road. I have reported it to the council and a spring will be fitted soon.
A few dog owners have reported that the new metal stile at the end of the rugby club pitches near the railway line is impossible for dogs to get across because of the metal steps that they would get their paws stuck into. It’s nigh on impossible to get a large dog across.
I’ve been in touch with the Council’s Countryside Officer and he’s writing to Network Rail to ask them if they will change it. We’ve been to inspect it and there is space in that panel between the posts to get an alternative gate in.
Last week the Tynedale Planning Committee of which I am a member granted planning permission for the installation of a new footbridge over the Devil’s Water at Dilston near Corbridge. This project has been worked on for years by Corbridge Heritage Trails and the Corbridge Village Trust and their efforts are finally bringing the project to fruition.
I’m delighted that planning permission has been granted. This footbridge over the Devil’s Water enables a new route from Corbridge Heritage trails in some of the most beautiful countryside in the Tyne Valley. David Waugh, Corbridge Heritage Trails and the Corbridge Village Trust have worked tirelessly with Northumberland County Council to make this exciting project a reality.
I have been coaching rugby at Tynedale for 20 years and it is fantastic to see two players I have had the privelage to coach make their England debuts in the same match. An inspiration to all of the other girls playing for the Tynedale Panthers.