Bluebell Lane is now closed at the entrance to Close House.  There is no access from or to Wylam to the A69 via this route.

Northumberland County Council has today confirmed that there will not be a taxi service from Acomb Drive as previously envisaged.  Shuttle buses will run from Charlie's Corner only to Ovingham Bridge End.

During the road closure, shuttle buses will run between Charlie's Corner and Ovingham Bridge End.  There will be taxis between Acomb Drive and the Horsley-Heddon Road.  These will be timed to fit in with the current timetable, but will get passengers to the alternative stop 5 minutes before the bus.

The County Council is allowing the Playgroup to re-open from 3 April.  The ceiling, which is thought to be stronger in that area, is to be inspected weekly by NCC.