September brought a lively meeting with many issues being discussed.
Cllr Jordon gave an update on the impact on the flooding in the Village but unfortunately, since the meeting, further heavy rain has led to flooding down Horsley Road and by the Schools. The latter problem has been confirmed as arising from a drainage pipe on St. Andrews Lane that has caused run off down the fields. This has been reported to Northumberland County Council. The stepping-stones have been damaged and this has also been reported.
The results of the parish plan questionnaire are available on the website. The Action plan is also available to view. [Ed: See previous post on where to find the links].
Expenditure was a main topic and figures are being obtained for next year’s precept allowance. In the meantime, it is hoped that the windows in the Pavilion can be replaced soon and possibly improvements made to the BMX track. The Community Officer for Northumbria Police has requested a donation for a mobile speeding device and he has been invited to the next meeting to give the Councillors more details.
The November meeting has been put back a week due to elections being held on 15th November in the Reading Room (for the Police & Crime Commissioner) and therefore the next meeting will take place on 22nd November at 7.15pm.