Back in 2002 when the last Village Plan was prepared, one of the suggestions was to “develop the Mill Pond in Marchburn Lane as a recreational amenity”. This idea has again been proposed and the Parish Council contacted the Tyne Rivers Trust to seek their advice. They have suggested that a feasibility study is conducted to establish the likely costs and to ensure that the work undertaken will not increase any flood risk. The task of taking this further has been passed to the Riding Mill Play & Regeneration Group. If you have an interest in environmental projects and would be interested in joining this group then please contact the Clerk who will pass your details to the committee (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
A reminder that you can take your tree to the Old Playground after Christmas and the County Council will collect it – the collection point will close on 14th January. Further details can be found on the County Council’s website together with bin collection dates over the holiday period. (http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/Waste.aspx)
Four residents have recently joined the Parish Council: Pam Bridges, Christine Howe, Pauline Mulholland and Janet Padgett. This means that the Council has nine members and for the first time in many years is operating with no vacancies. We are very grateful to the four new members for coming forward and helping to share the many tasks.
To view a copy of the Minutes of the PC meeting held on 12th November 2018, please click on the link below:
The Parish Council will next meet on Monday 10th December at 7.45 pm in Church Cottage, Church Lane.
Unfortunately, County Councillor Dale is unavailable to answer questions but members of the public can put questions to the Parish Council from 7.30pm.
For a copy of the agenda please click on the link below: