NEW road safety measures have been proposed for people living near a school.

This comes after Prudhoe town councillor Tracy Gilmore called upon Northumberland County Council (NCC) to review a proposal to extend parking restrictions close to Fair View and Errington Place near Prudhoe West Academy.

Cllr Gilmore has said that she has had a number of complaints about 'inconsiderate and occasionally dangerous' parking by some drivers, particularly around school drop-off and pick-up times.

In response to the call, NCC is proposing to extend double yellow lines around the site.

Residents have before May 10 to respond to the proposal - which they can email to

Cllr Gilmore said: "The primary concern should be for the welfare and safety of people, including the young children in the area.

"All schools in Prudhoe now have high educational standards, which is great but brings with it additional issues such as an increase in vehicle movement.

"I was successful in getting substantial investment into the council-owned Fairview car park, including resurfacing, safety barriers, and a line marking EV charging points.

"In addition, the road surface was relayed on Errington Place, which was welcomed by many.

"I appreciate that this is not something easily sorted but can be eased by those wishing to drive to the area to park elsewhere within walking distance or car share.

"I accept this may not be possible for some.

"Residents are right to be concerned that the restrictions may be extended, which could prevent them or visitors from parking outside their homes, also the noise and general disturbance with traffic being displaced.

"I am also in contact with other residents who are concerned about the parking on double yellow lines on the very busy West Road, again when young children are being taken to or from the school.

"I wish to encourage everyone who may be impacted by the proposals to take part in the consultation, and I look forward to hearing any suggestions to improve the situation."