Sunday, 12 April 2015

Parish News - April 2015

The Parish Council have purchased a stone trough which is now in place by the telephone box. Current village tubs are in a good state of repair so do not need replacing. Amongst agreed projects, the Councillors hope to plant daffodils/snowdrops on the bank by the bungalows on Piper Road. They have also agreed, subject to cost, to a regular village tidy up to include hedge trimming, weeds, etc. The “Burma Bridge” had to be removed from the playing field (health & safety) and options are being considered although funding may be available for this. They will look further at employing a village maintenance person too and have asked local parishes for details. Other ideas are being considered but further details and costs are needed before a decision can be made.
Donations were given to Northumberland Citizens Advice Bureau, Tynedale Hospice at Home and the Great North Air Ambulance. Requests are received from such organisations on an annual basis and duly considered. A donation was also proposed, and agreed, to be given to the Church Heating Fund.
A volunteer has come forward to audit the accounts, for which I am very grateful. No arm twisting either! Huge thanks to Richard Gilbert for doing these for the last few years – he has done an excellent job.

The next Parish Council meeting is on 16th April at 7.15pm.

Margaret Davenport
Clerk to Ovingham Parish Council