Tree trouble

PONTELAND residents with trees on their property are being urged to make sure they are not getting in the way of double-decker buses.

Bus drivers say they are impeded by overhanging branches in some areas and Ponteland Town Council is trying to get householders to take appropriate action.

Coun Robin Ramsay said: “We will be approaching individual properties to appeal to the good grace of the owners, but if nothing happens we hope that the county council will take enforcement action.”