Wednesday, 22 March 2017


We have just received these two notices from the NCC Elections Office. Click on them for a larger view.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Your Suggestions Please!

Ovingham Parish Council has been asked by the County Council to comment on street naming proposals for the new houses which are to be built on the land north of Piper Road. They have been asked to choose two of: Dukes Fields, Park View or Pack Horse Way and respond to the County Council by the beginning of March. The Parish Council would love to receive your comments and/or alternative suggestions. Please contact the Parish Council via email: .

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Missed Bin Collection

Due to a vehicle breakdown, the bins weren't collected on Tuesday this week. NCC inform us that they will be collected on Friday 18th November. You are asked to leave your bins out if it is safe or represent them on Friday before 7am.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016


Rumour making reference to the footbridge closing.
Northumberland County Council have made no plans to close Ovingham Footbridge.
This is just a rumour.
D Jordon - Chair of Ovingham Parish Council

Monday, 10 October 2016

Parish News - October 2016

Two bus shelters will be erected in the village – a “canopy” type shelter on the south side of Castle View, by the Notice Board and a more traditional enclosed shelter by the entrance to Piper Road Estate. The Parish Council will fund one shelter - the other will be funded by an extremely generous donation from a resident for which the Parish Council is extremely grateful. At the time of writing I cannot confirm when the shelters will be installed but it should be before the winter.
Now the bridge has re-opened, a traffic speed survey has been requested. This will focus on the three main entrances to the village and a further one half way along Castle View.
Malcolm Cairns will be the “Village News” correspondent for the Hexham Courant. His email address is: - Many thanks to all those who had expressed an interest.

November’s meeting will be on the17th, the last one for 2016.
Margaret Davenport
Clerk to Ovingham Parish Council

Thursday, 29 September 2016

New Contact for Ovingham Village Notes

There's a new Hexham Courant contact for organisations wanting to publicise their activities. Your pieces will be published under the 'Village Notes - Ovingham' heading and you should email them to Malcolm Cairns at :-

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

A New Mobile App

Residents may be interested in the following information received from NCC recently.
Dear colleague

As you may have seen in the press NCC has launched a new app that can be used, from a mobile phone, to report issues and incidents to Northumberland County Council.

The mobile app, ‘MyStreet Northumberland’, was designed by the Safer Northumberland Partnership and Improving Croft and Cowpen Quay (ICCQ) using feedback from the recent “12 Streets” campaign which focused on identifying issues affecting twelve streets in Cowpen Quay and putting in long-term solutions. 

Residents throughout Northumberland can download the new app and use it to access information on a number of problems such as anti-social behaviour, noise, litter, street lighting and roads all in one place. From here, app users can access advice or report specific incidents to the council who will work with services and partners to support residents.

The app is free to download onto iPhone, Android, Windows and Blackberry devices by searching ‘MyStreet Northumberland’ in the app store.

You can read more at:

Gareth Davies
Engagement Manager
Northumberland County Council