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 )

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