Monday, 13 August 2012

Parish Council News - August 2012

There was no Parish Council meeting in August but the next meeting is on 20th September.

Following the recent floods, meetings have been held, on site, between some of our Councillors, residents and representatives from the authorities concerned such as NWater, Northumberland County Council and the Environment Agency. Progress appears to have been made for Dene Garth area with local landowners agreeing to carry out some recommendations made by the environment agency.

Following on from the recent success of the Ovilympics, it is hoped that this can be repeated next year. Ovingham Parish Council is extremely grateful for all the hard work by Councillor Holden and his large group of volunteers and appreciates that the event could not have taken place without them. Well done to everyone concerned!

Work is to be started soon on addressing some of the untidy areas of the village such as strimming back brambles etc at the top of Horsley Road and by Piper Road and also repairing fencing by North Meadows and Sunningdale Bungalow area. The Churchyard also needs tidying up and ivy removed from the walls.

Margaret Davenport

Monday, 6 August 2012

Wylam Road Closure

Northumberland County Council have just informed us that the C254 road to Wylam will be closed for possibly three days sometime between 6 August until 13 September.
This is due to Northumbrian Water installing a new water main.

You will have noticed that there are serious earthworks going on in the field to the north of the road close to the Hermitage. Looks like Northumbrian Water need to link this up with the extraction plant on the riverbank.
Diversion signs will be put in place.