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.
Clerk to Ovingham Parish Council