Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Parish Council News - July 2012

For those who kindly completed and return the Village Plan Questionnaire last September, results are still being analysed. However, there will soon be initial information available to view on our website ( Apologies for the delay in collating the information but there are many ideas to think about.

Planning permission is required for the proposed seat by the Bus Stop (at the Church) so unfortunately things are moving here more slowly than hoped.
As you all know the weather has been horrendous and our thoughts are with those who have particularly suffered during the recent flooding in Piper Road and Dene Garth. A letter of complaint has been sent to the Northumberland Estates (the owner of the Playing Field) about the drainage (or lack of it), as well as a phone call that has resulted in a site visit by one of their officers. However, further discussions will take place with them as well as Northumberland County Council. Many culverts were blocked throughout the village as well as evidence of subsidence.

As is customary, there is no meeting of the Parish Council in August and the next scheduled meeting will be on Thursday, 20th September at 7.15 pm in the Reading Room.

Margaret Davenport