A PRUDHOE councillor is calling for potholes in the car park of a popular park to be fixed.

Prudhoe North councillor Angie Scott said the landowner, Northumberland County Council, has failed to make the area at the town's Tyne Riverside Country Park safe.

She now fears the potholes may put people off visiting.

“Prudhoe is proud of our riverside and many individuals, families, cyclists, runners and tourists enjoy it", Coun. Scott said. "We are soon to re-open the cafe but the car park remains full of potholes.

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“Potholes can cause major damage to tyres, suspension and exhausts and put people off people parking there.

“The council, as the owner of the car park, has known about the existence of these potholes and has failed to act to make the area safe. Therefore as well as being unsightly and deterring people, the council may be liable for claims for damage.

“I will be calling on council officials to address this as a matter of urgency. It's vital this issue is sorted sooner rather than later.”

A spokesman for Northumberland County Council said: "We are aware of this issue and know how much our country parks are used and loved by visitors. We are looking to get the potholes fixed over the next month."