Saturday, 14 June 2014

Parish News - June 2014

Two new Councillors are to be co-opted to the Parish Council at the June meeting. They are Neville Gray and Christine Hewitt. Neville has lived in the village for many years and is currently the Chair of The Reading Room and will be known to many. Christine only moved to Ovingham last summer, from Prudhoe, and is keen to become more involved in the Village. I am sure they will both be an asset to the Parish Council. Once again, the Parish Council has its full complement of Councillors (8).
At the Annual meeting of the Parish Council, in May, Doreen Jordon was re-elected Chair, and Ian Heslop, vice chair.
Whilst the bridge is closed, Northumberland County Council will also attend to the weeds by the entrance to the bridge by the Reading Room. Pot holes have been repaired by the White Swan Car Park. The gate at the closed cemetery is to be repaired, Trees in Whittle Dene have been inspected and those requiring removal or attention, marked accordingly. Poppies have been scattered in the Churchyard by the choristers and poppies also planted in the pant area and by the memorial cross.

The next meeting is Thursday, 19th June at 7.15pm in the Reading Room.
Margaret Davenport
Clerk to Ovingham Parish Council