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Bedlington pedestrian subway closed temporarily following safety concerns


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A pedestrian subway adjacent to the Red Lion roundabout in Bedlington is to be temporarily closed following local concerns about its condition and the anti - social behaviour that is taking place within it.  

Pedestrians will continue to be able to cross the road safely using an alternative route via the footpath and zebra crossings on Choppington Lane.

The subway from Glebe Road provides access under the A1068, Choppington Lane, but suffers from flooding and the collection of debris.  Access is poor - either via steps or a steep ramp -  and concerns have been raised about anti-social behaviour and public safety as it is an area where youths congregate.

The subway closure has been requested by County Councillor Russ Wallace and West Bedlington Town Council are also supporting the proposal.  A Temporary Traffic Regulation Order relating to its closure will come into effect on 5th February 2018, and will be in place for a period of 18 months.  During the period of the closure the impact will be monitored.

Northumberland County Councillor Glen Sanderson, cabinet member for the environment and local services, said:  “Concerns about the subway have been raised with us by Councillor Wallace and West Bedlington Town Council.  We have listened to what they have told us and will be working closely with them to investigate possible improvements and solutions for both pedestrians and vehicles within the area.”







 

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Can’t say I know anybody that uses it as it is nothing short of a cess pit, and most people I know consider it dangerous for all sorts of reasons.

There is a very safe zebra crossing next to it which I would say 99.99% of people use, so why on earth has it not been filled in years ago!

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Subways throughout the country used by millions daily and Bedlington closes theirs down and allows the lowlife to win. 

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41 minutes ago, John Fox (foxy) said:

Subways throughout the country used by millions daily and Bedlington closes theirs down and allows the lowlife to win. 

Apart from bad lads and scumbags who else uses it......i cross that road a few times a week and never use it....even if it was clean well lit and wee free its quicker using zebra crossing

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1 hour ago, rosco said:

Apart from bad lads and scumbags who else uses it......i cross that road a few times a week and never use it....even if it was clean well lit and wee free its quicker using zebra crossing

That's fair enough it's not used because of what you mention,  the point I'm trying to make is we're giving in to the lowlife. If it weren't for them maybe some would use it....I have a friend who  received life threatening injuries on the Zebra crossing,  he would use it.

  

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16 minutes ago, John Fox (foxy) said:

That's fair enough it's not used, the point I'm trying to make is we're giving in to the lowlife. If it weren't for them maybe some would use it....I have a friend who was seriously injured on the Zebra crossing, he would use it.

  

Fair point but the council wont spend thousands making sure all the lights work,disinfected regular,graffiti removed and extra visits  by police/specials

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Why not put locked metal gates at both ends of the subway and lock the scumbags in there for a week or two, seeing as they like the place so much! 

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1 hour ago, webtrekker said:

Why not put locked metal gates at both ends of the subway and lock the scumbags in there for a week or two, seeing as they like the place so much! 

Then turn the lights out and have a wee down the ramp:D

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