STUDENTS have raised concern over the speed of cars travelling in Prudhoe.

Emma Potts, Headteacher of Adderlane Academy and SEND coordinator, said: "The children are increasingly concerned about the speed at which cars are travelling in Prudhoe on Stoneyflat bank.

"This is a road they use a lot to walk to Waterworld in Prudhoe and up to their schools later in their school career.

"Councillor Gordon Stewart has brought this to our attention and we have made posters which can hopefully be displayed on the road furniture," she said.

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County Councillor Gordon Stewart, who represents Prudhoe South, said: "There is no doubt that speeding vehicles are a nuisance which can cause damage, injuries or even death at times. 

"The speeds driven by some drivers along this part of my ward are ridiculously high.

"Residents perceptions are backed up by recent electronic data which I asked to be taken."

He added: "The only people who can control the speed of vehicles are the drivers, most who speed are strangely oblivious to their actions and some are totally unfazed.

"I am delighted that the local school children are joining the campaign to keep the streets of Prudhoe safe with such a hard hitting message.

"Northumbria Police have been advised of the recent speed data survey taken on Stoneyflat bank and elsewhere in the town," he said.