Plans by Northumberland County Council to close Wylam Bridge for up to five months are being opposed by Wylam’s Liberal Democrat Councillors Nick Appleby and Tom Appleby.
The closure will not only have an impact on the people of Wylam, local businesses, and emergency services but will also deeply effect the people of Throckley, Newburn (Newcastle), Crawcrook, Ryton, Clara Vale, Greenside (Gateshead), Ovingham, Horsley, Heddon, and Prudhoe (Northumberland). Crawcrook residents have already started their own campaign.
A protest meeting is to be held by residents on Friday 27th July at 10.30am at the Old Station Car park in Wylam.
Concerns have been expressed by Wylam’s district councillors about the refusal of the County Council to discuss the closure with them.