Action over rogue lorries

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CONCERNS have been raised by Ponteland councillors about illegal lorry parking in the Meadowfield Industrial Estate.

The county council-owned facility opposite R Manners and Sons butchers allows the vehicles to park from 6pm to 8am.

But some rogue wagons are causing problems by staying there when they are not supposed to and so the authority is now being urged to take action against them.

Ponteland North member Richard Dodd said: “We are encouraging parents to park there and walk their children to the schools on Thornhill Road, but these lorries are stopping this.”