Parish Council

The council meets in the Women’s Institute Hall at 7pm on the third Monday of every month. This is open to the public. Residents of the Parish are welcome to attend.

The next meeting scheduled to be held on Monday 19th September 2022 has been cancelled as a mark of respect following the death of Her Majesty the Queen.

The meeting will now be held on Monday 26 September at 7.00 p.m. at the WI Hall. here.

Copies of the minutes are kept in the W.I. Hall and the latest minutes will be available to view online here when they have been agreed.

The following are the current Parish councillors:

Mr. Jim Scott (Chairman), Mrs Helen Shaw (Vice Chairman), Mr. George Brown, Mrs. Lesley Newman and Mrs Deb Wilson. Contact details are available on the newsletter and noticeboard. Register of interests forms for each Councillor are set out below:

The present clerk to the council is Mrs. K. Mavin. Contact by email at

Current planning applications – see details below:

22/02977/FUL – Ground floor annexe to garden cottage by extension of existing detached garage – comments by 22 September 2022.

Please use the application number to search on the NCC website – see links below;

Information from Age UK Northumberland

As part of the Covid response we have been fortunate to secure some funding from the Ventient Sisters and North Steads Wind Farm, which will enable Age UK Northumberland to offer more free support and assistance to residents aged 50 and over in your area.

The support that we can provide includes:

·         Information, advice and advocacy support

·         Welfare benefit checks, including help with Attendance Allowance/PIP claims

·         Health and wellbeing advice

·         Befriending services

·         Support accessing food supplies

·         Activity packs (these will be available from mid-November)

Contact Age UK on 01670 784800

Job Centres

Please follow this link to the job centres website to find one near you:

Minutes and other documentation

Follow this link to access all Parish Council documents including meeting agendas, meeting minutes, accounts, governance, audits, monthly updates and general documentation:

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