Mapping out the streets to showcase town

The Broadway notice board.
The Broadway notice board.
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WORK is progressing on producing detailed street maps for Ponteland.

Thousands of 3D illustrated folded documents of A3 size will soon be available from dispensers and other outlets in the area to showcase its main buildings and attractions, shops, services and facilities.

Ponteland Town Council has approved the front sections, which include images from the Photographic Society and information from the Local History Society, and is now looking at the make up of the pages on the reverse side.

Advertising is still being sought and one option being looked at is having smaller layouts of the outlying villages and hamlets within the parish such as Medburn, Milbourne and Prestwick.

Mayor Peter Cowey said: “Once complete, these maps will be a useful resource for residents and visitors to see all of what Ponteland has to offer in one place.”

The first part of the scheme to install large heritage frames with an overview of the area near the Pele Tower and in Broadway, Darras Hall, has been carried out. Cityscape Maps has been commissioned to do the artwork for the maps and boards.

The suggestion of putting other parts of the parish on the back section of the map was welcomed by members.

Coun Carl Rawlings said: “Any place not featured in the main map should be included elsewhere if possible. It’s important that we show the full area we cover in such a document.”

The dispensers would be on or next to the frames and Ponteland Library has been confirmed as one of the alternative outlets.