A Council team has responded to the concerns of parents and councilors over 'unclear and unmarked junction.

Northumberland County Council (NCC) has acknowledged Prudhoe residents' concerns over the South Road junction and will 'ask' a design team to visit the site.

A spokesperson for the council said: "No issues have been flagged to the council about this junction, which has had the same layout for many years. However, we are working on schemes nearby and will ask our design team to visit and identify if give way markings would be of benefit."

The road first sparked a debate over safety when Prudhoe Cllr Gordon Stewart posted a picture of the junction, after receiving concerns over no clear entry or exit sign at the entrance and many 'near misses' accidents.

One of those who expressed his worry was parent Josh Ward.

"I see it every day when I drop my son off at the school up the road from the junction," Josh said.

"It is mayhem and will one day be the cause of a serious accident.

Josh worked in insurance and believes that many should be aware of the consequences of using the wrong side.

He adds: "If a car has been involved in an accident and they are on the wrong side of the road - it will be void.

"It is not worth saving a few seconds by entering the wrong way if you end up in an accident or a lot of money.

"There is a lot of discussion about the 'right way' and the wrong way to enter the junction and many people are relying on their families' knowledge of it being passed down instead of following the highways code.

"In that, it says after turning on a junction to say left on the side of the road.

"There really should be something done about the junction, maybe starting with the island and some signs to clearly state the exit and entrance.

"We need to do something and have the right guidance stop relying on 'local knowledge' past down."