Saturday, 29 September 2012

Village Questionnaire

The response to the village questionnaire was excellent with nearly 200 being returned. It's taken us quite some time to collate the responses and formulate an action plan but you can now see the results.
If you go to the 'What We Do' page on the website, there are three links which (providing you've got Adobe Reader or similar) will download (a) the collated results from the questionnaires (b) the analysis and commentary and (c) the action plan which the council has drawn up.

The exercise is important to the parish council as it enables us to focus on issues which are of general concern to residents.

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Parish Council News 2 - August 2012

Due to there being no meeting in August, and as I am writing this before the September meeting it has been a fairly quiet period for the Parish Council.

The standard of grass cutting or lack of it, in the village continues to be closely monitored. The Councillors know this is one area which causes more complaints from the residents than anything and there have been letters, emails, meetings and phone calls made to both ISOS and Northumberland County Council as a result.  

Following on from the recent flood in Castle View Estate, Northumbrian Water has discovered some of the drains were blocked. Once these have been cleared, which should help minimise risk of flooding in future, it is hoped that a similar operation will be carried out in the Dene Garth Area. Thanks to those residents who have put the time and effort in assisting with the Councillors and authorities.

Having marvelled at the Olympics and the Paralympics, one of our brave Councillors took part in the recent Ovington Water Races, representing the Parish of Ovingham. Despite a hard fought race, the victor was the Parish of Ovington. Training will start early for next year.

Margaret Davenport