Monday, 30 September 2013

Vacancy on the Parish Council

A vacancy has arisen due to the resignation of Cllr Kevin Piper. If you are interested in putting yourself forward please follow the information in the official notification below. This form can also be found on the parish council notice boards and at the Reading Room.
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Thursday, 19 September 2013

Northumberland Music Festival

The third Northumberland Music Festival returns this autumn to three of Northumberland’s finest country houses: Guyzance Hall, Doxford Hall and Eshott Hall.
Begun in 2011, the Festival has attracted music lovers from across the region. This year’s programme features full performances of La Boheme, and Gary Wilmot, one of Britain’s most popular Musical Theatre singers. Also presented are choral, traditional music, jazz and the classic Broadway of Rogers and Hammerstein.

The Festival will take place between November 8th and November 24th, and all of the performances take place over three weekends. Tickets are being sold with dinner or lunch included.
Performers from the North of England continue to take key roles in the Festival, proving that it’s not just the land and people that are in perfect harmony. See for more details or phone 01668 283100.

Monday, 9 September 2013

Parish News - September 2013

Notification has been received that there will be an “improved” bus service through Ovingham - the new “Tynedale Express” X84 and X85. One bus an hour (X85) will call at Horsley, and one an hour (X84) will call at Ovington, Ovingham and Wylam replacing the existing 684 service. The buses will be modern, larger and more accessible including room for wheelchairs and buggies. Introductory special fares will be on offer for a period. Cllr Holden will display timetables at the bus stops.
Grass cutting continues to be monitored. The Councillors are keeping an eye on the service and following up concerns.  
As previously mentioned, repairs have been carried out in front of the shop and this has been much appreciated. However, there are still concerns about parking on double yellow lines and/or the pavement and the Civilian Traffic Enforcement Officers have been asked to visit.
Permission has been granted to fell 3 trees by the allotments. Photos had to be submitted to the Planning department of the trees concerned, which the Clerk and Chair achieved with difficulty!
Due to unforeseen circumstances, PC Cross, Community officer, will not be able to attend a Parish Council meeting until November.  
Cllr Richardson is to be our representative on a working Transport Group which includes other local Parish and Town Councils.
Our next meeting is on Thursday, 17th October, and the November meeting is scheduled for 21st November – both at 7.15pm in the Blackett Room.
Margaret Davenport
Clerk to Ovingham Parish Council

Thursday, 5 September 2013

New Timetable for 684 Bus

Starting on 9th September the 684 bus which runs between Hexham and Newcastle is being re-vamped. It will now be called the X84 and GO North East which operate the service promise significant improvements. Residents should have received a flier which details the changes but just in case you don't have it, here is a condensed version. Click on the image below to enlarge it and perhaps save it to your computer.