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

Friday, 9 September 2016

The Bywell Road.

NCC has permission to enter the land at Bywell landslip.
Construction of the realigned road will commence next week with the setting up of the site compound.

Friday, 2 September 2016

The Bridge !

Residents will no doubt be pleased to hear that the bridge - at long last - is to be opened to traffic at 12 noon on 5th September 2016.

Thursday, 14 July 2016

NCC Letter re DIY waste.

Please click on the image to see it full size.

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 )