Monday, 27 May 2013

Fund Raising Gig Night

The gig night organised by OPPFUG to raise funds for the village family fun day on 20th July was a roaring success.
The resident band, The Bridge End  fronted by Justin, had everyone up dancing. Guest spots by Chris & Paul, Dennis & Clive and the inimitable poet Scottie had the packed audience in raptures.
The 'Pluck a Duck' tombola sold out as did the raffle. The sumptuous buffet, put on by Lou, Lesley and Irene, was scoffed in no time.
All told, the evening raised just over £300. So many thanks to so many people - including those who generously donated prizes.

Friday, 17 May 2013

Family Fun Day

To raise funds for the family fun day in July, the Bridge End Inn and their resident band Bridge End are staging a spectacular evening of entertainment ... and spectacular food.
It's on Sunday 26th May and starts at 8pm.

Be there ...  or miss it!

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Parish News - May 2013

Welcome to the four new Parish Councillors. Because of the recent election, Hazel Chalmers, Lou Moore, Kevin Piper and Lesley Richardson will be joining existing Councillors Ian Heslop, Phil Holden, Doreen Jordon and Val Mennear. A new chair will have been elected at the May meeting and I will let you know the details in the July magazine. Thanks must go to outgoing Councillors, Margaret Turnbull, Paul MacDonald, Joanna Jackson and Richard Benjamin for their hard work and efforts throughout the years.

Planing has been completed behind the church; application needs to be submitted to planning for a proposed seat by the bus stop at the church. The Parish Council obtained a refund from Northumberland County Council of approximately 35% as a result of complaining about the poor standard of grass cuts last year. The BMX track has been upgraded and work should soon be starting on the windows at the Pavilion as well as essential work at the cemetery lodge.

Margaret Davenport
Clerk to Ovingham Parish Council

Monday, 6 May 2013

Election Result

The result of the election held on 2nd May has now been published.
The new make-up of Ovingham Parish Council will see four existing councillors re-elected and four newly elected ones.
You can see the full results by clicking on the image below.

Car Wash Success

The recent car wash on the Playing Field was organised by the working party to raise funds for the Family Fun Day planned for 20th July.
It was a huge success and raised the magnificent total of £290. Thanks are due to all who washed and valeted cars (it's understood that they have now dried out), those who came as customers and also to the 'Bacon Buttie' ladies who provided refreshments in the pavilion.

Thanks are also due to Dean who can be seen in this photo discretely advertising the event on the day.