Time changes opposed

TOWN councillors have opposed a bookie’s bid for longer bank-holiday opening.

An application has been submitted by Coral Racing in Abbey Meadows to extend trading hours to open at 8am instead of 11am as currently permitted.

Morpeth Town Council’s Planning and Transport Committee has opposed the plans.

Chairman Ken Brown said: “We objected to Morrisons changing its bank-holiday opening hours and the county’s area planning committee didn’t support our objection. This is exactly the same thing. Presumably the condition was applied for good reason in the first place.”

The application will be decided by the county council.