Since the last magazine, the Parish Council have received reassurances, from Northumberland County Council, that the pedestrian bridge will remain open whilst work is carried out on the bridge next year.
Hopefully, extra notices will be displayed warning cyclists to
Repairs to the uneven paving outside the Shop will have been
carried out by now. This will tidy the area up and hopefully,
prevent tumbles etc.
Planning application has been submitted to fell 3 trees which
overshadow part of the allotments. The application is required as
the trees are in a conservation area.
Overhanging branches by River View were preventing grass
contractors from Northumberland County Council from cutting part of
the grass. Northumberland Estates are responsible for cutting back
part of them, as was a local resident who has already attended to it.
Branches were also obstructing the interactive sign along Castle
View so a request has been made to trim back.
A Village newsletter is still being considered but the Councillors
are keen to involve as many groups/people as possible as they do not
see it as a “Parish Council” newsletter.
Community Officer PC Cross has been invited to attend the
September meeting as Councillor Piper is keen to look at crime
prevention. This meeting will be on September 19th at
7.15pm in the Reading Room (Blackett Room).
The Village Plan is being updated. Concerns about speeding and
parking continue to be monitored. Parts of the Village lack signs
and requests will be lodged to the County Council as appropriate.
Work should have commenced at the Cemetery Lodge in August to
rectify problems with damp and drains. The Cemetery is managed by the
Parish Councils of Ovingham, Ovington, Wylam and Horsley who have all
pledged extra financial aid for this essential work.
Clerk to Ovingham Parish Council