Prudhoe residents have called for an extended bus service to the new Tyneview Retail Park in the town.

Prudhoe town councillor Chris Barrett has created an online survey after he was contacted by Tynedale residents requesting that the existing Go North East service to the retail park be extended to incorporate villages to the West of Prudhoe.

“I would encourage residents to complete the survey which I will then submit to Go North East,” Coun. Barrett said.

“Though still quite new, the online survey has been completed by over 130 people, with around 90 per cent stating they would use the bus service if it was extended to their area.”

B&M was the first business to open in the new retail park in Low Prudhoe at the end of last year, followed by Aldi and local coffee shop chain Ginevra in January.

More businesses such as McDonald’s and Greggs are due to open later in the year.

“Local residents who may have had to travel to Hexham or Newcastle in the past now have these shops on their doorstep,” Coun. Barrett added.

“These facilities should be available to residents of Stocksfield and Mickley too, whether they drive or not.”

Prudhoe’s Town Mayor Tracy Gilmore, who runs Gilmore Estates, said Tyneview Retail Park has added value to the area.

“Our town has increased in size over the past few years and its infrastructure is also increasing to accommodate this.

“Our customers are drawn to the area because it is a fantastic place to live and the new retail park complements our existing diverse range of local businesses.”

You can take part in the survey by visiting