Eyesore site cleared

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WORK has been carried out to improve an eyesore area in Morpeth town centre.

The former Davidsons of Morpeth site in Goosehill has been empty for some time since the company moved to new premises in Coopies Lane at the end of 2008.

Since then, the amount of rubble, rubbish and weeds has been building up and it became a major concern for the Morpeth in Bloom team as judges for the Northumbria and Britain competitions are coming to the town in the next few weeks.

But after being made aware of the problem, the owner of the plot next to Telford Bridge – residential development business Lend Lease – has cleared the area and cut the weeds down and it has pledged to carry out continuous maintenance in the future.

Morpeth Town Council Clerk Gillian Turner said: “I’m pleased that work has finally been done on the site and it looks a lot better.

“Hopefully, the company will keep on top of things and make sure it doesn’t get untidy again.”

Meanwhile, a clean-up event has been organised for this Sunday from 10am to noon in advance of judging for Northumbria in Bloom.

Those taking part are asked to meet outside the Riverside Leisure Centre between 9.30am and 9.45am.