Thursday, 14 July 2016

NCC Letter re DIY waste.

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Monday, 23 May 2016

Bridge Works

For Information -
The Environment Agency will be working upstream of the Ovingham Bridge removing  debris, tree branches and tree trunks from Monday 23rd May.
Not sure how long the work will take 
Large machinery will be being used, signs will be in place warning of the danger and area will be coned off.
Please take care.
Thank you
Doreen Jordon ( Chair of Parish Council )

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Parish News - May 2016

Following requests from residents, the Parish Council contacted GoNorthEast asking them to make the stop at The White Swan a permanent one. The Parish Council felt that it was much safer to alight at the White Swan than by the Reading Room and the bus company have agreed.
There is still a vacancy for a Councillor on the Parish Council. Please contact myself if you are interested or require any further information.
Quotes are awaited for, amongst others, a path from the top of Horsley Road to the bungalows on the bend. Unfortunately, the priority for County Council at the moment is pot holes (which they had been on top of until the floods). Pot Holes can be reported on line ( or to any Councillor.
The May meeting is the annual meeting when chair and vice chair and representations to committees are elected. The May meeting is on the 19th at 7.15pm.

Margaret Davenport
Clerk to Ovingham Parish Council

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Musicians Wanted

Musicians wanted for the Tall Ships Regatta

Organisers are calling for local musicians to pitch for a chance to play at one of the biggest events ever held in Northumberland.

The North Sea Tall Ships Regatta Blyth 2016 is being held over the August Bank Holiday and will feature five zones of free family entertainment including music and theatre.
Up for grabs are spaces on stages at venues including the beach amphitheatre and bandstand, and the Dun Cow Quay.
There are also opportunities for buskers - solo artists and duos – to play up to 30-minute slots at designated spots across the town from the beach and park to the town centre and quayside.
To join the festival fun as a musician, please apply at the Tall Ships Blyth website: www.tallshipsblyth2016.

The deadline for applications is 9.00am on Tuesday 3 May.

Saturday, 9 April 2016

Parish News - April 2016

Unfortunately, Lou Moore has resigned as Parish Councillor and she will be sorely missed. Lou wants to focus on helping local groups such as the Toddlers and Playing Fields Committee. Early days yet but it is hoped that someone will be co-opted soon.
The Parish Council have ordered two new litter bins – one to replace that which was vandalised by the Church bus stop and also to put one by the gate into the field opposite the First School. It is hoped that the latter will help with dog fouling which continues to be a wide problem. There are instances of dog waste bags being used but left by the paths or hanging from bushes/branches. The dog warden will also be monitoring the problem. Please contact the Parish Council if there is an area in the village which is particularly bad.
As an experiment, Green Ovingham will be sowing wild flowers in parts of the village – Horsley Road and on the Playing Fields and a small area on Castle View by the steps to the river. Depending on its success, more areas may be used next year.
The meeting in May is on the 19th at 7.15pm which is also the Annual meeting of the Parish Council.

Margaret Davenport
Clerk to Ovingham Parish Council

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Notice of Election

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Thursday, 18 February 2016

Parish News - February 2016

Since the last magazine, Lesley Holden has tendered her resignation and co-option is currently underway. She has been a valuable member of the Parish Council and her contributions will be missed.
As a result of the damage caused by the floods, £1000 has been given to the Scout Group. Their recent meeting held in church (as the Old School House had once again been flooded) produced a huge turnout and many offers to help. Fundraising is well under way and I am sure the funds will be raised.
A supply of gel bags has been purchased by the Parish Council and these are available to residents at a reduced price. These bags can be used as an alternative to sand bags and could help to keep flood water at bay. For more information, please contact Councillors Chalmers, Gray or Jordon.
A fence has been installed at the playing field – extending the existing fence to cover a gap in the hedge.

The next meetings will be on Thursday 18th February 2016 followed by 17th March 2016.
Margaret Davenport
Clerk to Ovingham Parish Council