Last summer, Cllr Hazel Chalmers, along with resident Ken Rusby, attended a meeting about Community Agreements which partly focussed on flooding. As a result of this she is hoping to set up a working party for Ovingham. Please contact Hazel for any more information.
The first new Village newsletter has been published. This is
hoped to be issued on a quarterly basis and submissions need to be
received for the next edition by early February. The newsletter is
run by volunteers and the Parish Council do hope you give it your
Essential repairs have been completed at the Cemetery Lodge and
the tenant was able to move back in before Christmas – very timely!
Moles continue to be a problem on the Playing Field and the mole
catcher has been kept busy. A martial arts group use the Pavilion on
a regular basis and appears to be well supported.
Due to time constraints, the Councillors met in December in order
to submit a response to Northumberland County Councils Local Core
Plan Strategy. This is primarily concerned with future housing needs
and is asking for responses from all Town and Parish Councils.
Ovingham’s main concern is the possibility of the removal of green
belt to allow housing, and the impact on infrastructure especially
increased traffic through the village and across the bridge as well
as a knock on effect from Prudhoe.
Our next meeting is 16th January. No meeting in
February, so the next date is 20th March, at 7.15pm in the
Clerk to Ovingham Parish Council