Flood-hit bridge faces closure

James and Emily Cookson from Meldon Park estate.

James and Emily Cookson from Meldon Park estate.

A POPULAR public walk at a country estate may be permanently off-limits because of flood damage.

James and Emily Cookson, who run Meldon Park, face a repair bill of up to £30,000 after a tree trunk crashed into a footbridge when it was swept along by the current as a result of the River Wansbeck bursting its banks seven miles away in Morpeth last September.

The concrete structure was destroyed and the couple are awaiting feedback on what assistance the Environment Agency can offer.

 

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