October saw a large agenda for the Parish Council and a visit from Ashley Brown, Senior Youth Worker for West Northumberland area. Ashley talked about his job and how the focus seems to be changing away from the “traditional” youth club to that of outings, which appears to be what the youth of today want. As the Parish Council are currently looking through the feedback from their recent Village questionnaire that included questions about Youth services, it was agreed that Ashley would be contacted again.
More “tidying up” has been achieved throughout the village. Many of you will have noticed that the trees and bushed have been pruned by the Bridge. This was done with minimum upheaval too.
Although we are still in 2011, the Councillors are already looking forward to next year especially with the Queens Diamond Jubilee Celebrations in mind, and will be considering how to celebrate this later. They also hope to buy a garden bench (jointly with Ovington Parish Council) which will be situated in the Churchyard.
On behalf of Ovingham Parish Council, may I send you all Season’s Greetings and all the very best for 2012.
Margaret Davenport, Clerk to Ovingham Parish Council