Longhorsley Parish Council
The next Parish Council meeting will be held on Wednesdays 14th December and 11th January in the Village Hall, starting at 7pm, with a parishioner slot at 8pm. Meeting notices are displayed on village notice boards, with minutes and other information found on the Parish Council website.
Contact details for the current members are detailed below:
Clerk: Gillian Turner, 4 Lowther Close, Seaton Manor, Ashington, NE63 0HY 01670 812704 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Chairman: Norman Douglas 07485 174529 email@example.com
Councillors: Sarah Alcock, Kirsty Bell, Peter Boyle, Penny Ford, Anne Peat and David Pringle.
Introducing our new Councillor
Our thanks go to the three applicants, who applied to be co-opted onto the Council, for their time and commitment. Following a meeting with the candidates, Sarah Alcock was duly co-opted onto the Council. Sarah has lived in the Village for over 5 years and was keen to integrate into the community and village life. She attends the local quiz night, enjoys yoga classes and assisted in the aftermath following Storm Arwen. A huge welcome to Sarah and we are all looking forward to working with her.
Memorial to Queen Elizabeth II
At the recent Longhorsley Parish Council meeting the idea was presented for a Commemorative Bench to be sited on the village green as a memorial to our late Queen. The bench would be fabricated locally and will be totally unique to our village. It would be made out of metal - moving away from the traditional wooden bench. This will result in less upkeep and ensure longevity for generations to come.
The bench will incorporate images which we associate with the Queen and her reign. Ideas for the images include: union jack (seated area), her monogram including her date of birth and death (1926-2022), paw-prints, horseshoes, Paddington bear, stag (Balmoral), poppies and tri-service emblem. However, to complement these ideas, we would be very grateful for any suggestions you have for the bench as the hope is that it will incorporate images from across the generations in the Parish.
It is hoped that it will be installed before the King’s Coronation in May 2023. Our County Councillor, Glen Sanderson, has been receptive to this proposal and has agreed to provide funding to support it.
Please send your suggestions for images to include in the bench before the end of December to Clare Percy, firstname.lastname@example.org or post them through the letterbox at The Old School House (next to St Helens Church).
We have now received 420 saplings from the Woodland Trust and are awaiting additional saplings from Northumberland County Council. These will be planted along the North and East boundaries for form and to fill in spaces in the hedgerow.
Members of the Parish Council would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Peaceful and Safe New Year.
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