Friday, 28 February 2014

Wylam Road Closure

We have just received notification from NCC of plans to close the Wylam Road.
The road will be closed from 3rd to 6th March between 07:30 and 17:00 each day for resurfacing. It will be an inconvenience but the good news is that it will massively improve the poor surface that currently exists along much of this road.

As it will affect the bus routes, NCC have arranged a free shuttle bus to run between Charlie's Corner in Wylam to connect there with the diverted X84 and also the X85 at Holeyn Hall. This shuttle will be operated by Howard Snaith. NCC will place copies of the timetable on the bus stops affected in Wylam and Ovingham.

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

County Council - Post-16 School Transport

The county council is conducting a consultation on its options in relation to the provision of Post-16 Transport from the start of the academic year 2014-15. The consultation is open until 9:00am on 19th May.

If you want to submit your views, please look up
On this page, you will find the Consultation Document. You will also find a link to a questionnaire which invites parents of current and future 16+ students (and others) to respond.

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Ovingham Bridge - Public Meeting

The County Council is holding a public meeting in the Reading Room at 6:00pm on 24th February 2014. Representatives will present information regarding the impending bridge closure and answer questions you may have. Click on the image to see the full details.
All houses in the village should receive a copy of this leaflet over the next few days.

Friday, 7 February 2014

Parish News - February 2014

The Next Parish Council meeting will be on 20th March at 7.15pm in the Reading Room.

Cllr Ian Heslop is our Fire Warden for the Reading Room having volunteered after Neville Gray talked us through the requirements.
The Closure of the bridge is imminent – there will have been a meeting in February for residents and I do hope any questions have been answered by now. The Parish Council are in close contact with County Council and will try to update you as much as possible.
The Parish Council have decided to hire a contractor for cutting grass on their own land this season. They will also continue to monitor that which is cut by County Council and Isos.
A very welcome and constructive on site meeting was held in February with representatives from County Council. Areas covered included potholes, overgrowth, parking and it is the County Council’s intention to hold these on a regular basis. Certainly, talking through issues face to face seems more productive.
The Councillors are still considering recycling facilities but recognise that options are limited. Cllr Lesley Richardson is hopeful that a carton bank can be installed and she will provide the Council with more details at the next meeting, including possible locations.

Margaret Davenport
Clerk to Ovingham Parish Council