Please sort out horses problem in Ashington

I just wish to write in about the amount of horses being tethered on the land near Wansbeck General Hospital.

I live in the estate opposite and I’ve rang the council and police about the horses running loose onto our estate, running over gardens.

And not to mention the safety aspect of the emergency services vehicles driving at speed to get to the hospital.

It is an accident waiting to happen with a car or ambulance being hit by a horse.

Then there is the smell we get off the field, and the rats coming over from the field.

The council should have the powers to remove them.

They are trying to clean up Ashington, but it’s a shocking sight to see horses on the approach to Ashington off the Spine Road.

If I was a visitor to the area, I would drive straight past.

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Ashington