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Iconic gates in Morpeth park restored

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Northumberland County Council has restored the iconic gates at Carlisle Park in Morpeth to their former glory as part of its revamp of the beauty spot.

They include the heraldic badges of the town of Morpeth and the Earl of Carlisle, who donated the park to the town.

The works to the gates were funded by contributions from the small schemes allowances of local county councillors David Bawn, John Beynon and Richard Wearmouth.

Coun Bawn, left of the three councillors pictured, said: “The entrance to the park is now looking great, with the newly restored floral clock and the new planted beds.

“The brightly coloured restored gates really add to the improvements in this part of the town.”

Coun Wearmouth, centre, said: “I was particularly pleased that we managed to get the gates put back in place in time for the judging of the Britain in Bloom competition this month.”

Coun Beynon, right, added: “With the installation of the new Emily Davison statue later this summer, Carlisle Park will continue to be one of the area’s great visitor attractions.”