What we do!

Parish councils have a wide range of responsibilities including: representing the whole electorate within the parish; delivering services to meet local needs; and striving to improve quality of life in the parish. 

Of course, Northumberland County Council is responsible for providing and maintaining many of the services on which residents rely. Residents, however, may prefer to contact their parish council in regards to such local matters because of its smaller, less intimidating size and because they may be more in touch with the needs of the community.

The council is also the first point of contact for aspiring local projects. It is often their responsibility to help get schemes underway by providing initial funding and space for public use, for example allotments and play facilities. 

The parish council must be notified of any planning application or highway development planned for the area.  A more detailed list of responsibilities can be found here: http://www.localgov.co.uk/Parish-council-responsibilities/29135

VILLAGE TOUR - Click on these links to see what the Council is currently working on. These pages will be updated on a regular basis. Page 1. Page 2. Page 3. Page 4.

OVINGHAM CEMETERY - The cemetery is managed by Ovingham Joint Burial Committee. This committee is made up of representatives from the parish councils of Ovingham, Ovington, Horsley and Wylam. Please address all enquiries to the clerk of OJBC, Mrs Joanna Jackson on 07817 368 354 or 01661 832 460. The Superintendent is Mrs Judith Hornsby 07801 703 586.

Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information Act (2000) requires the parish council to publish the following documents as a guide to what information the Parish Council holds and how to obtain it.

Information Guide

Generic Scheme