Still no further news regarding a new Councillor to replace Kevin Piper. This can take time but I am sure someone will be appointed soon.
At the October meeting, Ken Rusby gave an updated account
regarding the application recently submitted by SCA which, due to its
location, affects Ovingham. The Parish Council are grateful for his
help on this topic as well as that of Bob Klotz and Neville Gray.
Councillor Phil Holden has become our representative on the SCA
As reported in the November magazine, grass cutting next year will
be undertaken by a private contractor. The Councillors’ had
received 3 quotes and made their decision in October.
Highways department have been asked to place road markings in the
village such as “SLOW” to help combat speeding. Other proposals
are double yellow lines by Model Cottage/Tynedale Gardens entrance as
visibility is poor when exiting from here due to the number of parked
As a result of a request from Green Ovingham, Councillor Jordon
had been in touch with Adam Keen, Recycling Officer at NCC, regarding
proposals for a bottle bank. Although such a facility can be mobile,
a lack of possible sites continues to be a problem.
It is hoped that a quarterly Newsletter will be up and running
soon. The Parish Council have agreed to cover the estimated costs of
the first issue and trust that it will be a successful venture and
well supported by the Village.
There is no meeting planned for December and on behalf of Ovingham
Parish Council, may I pass on the compliments of the season to you
Clerk to Ovingham Parish Council