The boards were put in position in January 2023, two of the benches have been installed and the third is in production.
It is now, hopefully, a pleasant, interesting and peaceful place to visit and has regained its place in the village landscape.
If you would like to join our friendly Friends of Old Church Wood Group and help with planting and maintenance on our regular sessions then please contact the Parish Clerk.
Further details on the Old Church can be found on the Local History Society’s website.
We would like to thank all of those people involved with the supply, installation and maintenance of the village Christmas Tree. Our thanks go to Mr Michael Lishman for once again donating a perfect tree for us to decorate, to Peter & Matthew Boyle and Rob Murdoch for the installation and sorting out the tree lights.
We hope you agree that the tree looked fantastic on the Village Green and certainly brightened up the whole area, it is such a shame that we have to take it down!
Lighting of the Beacon - New Year’s Eve
We would like to thank everyone who braved the inclement weather to join us for the “Lighting of the Beacon” ceremony on New Year’s Eve.
I am sure that everyone appreciated the hot mulled wine on such a cold, damp evening!!
We are pleased to say that the refurbishment works are now complete with the final layer of surfacing on the footpath being laid. The ponds have worked well over the recent period of inclement weather by containing the excess rainwater, thus preventing flooding onto the West Road.
Car Parking Issues in the Village
We have received several complaints of late, from residents who have had cars parking up in front of their drives, preventing them from gaining access to or leaving their houses. The majority of incidents happened around the school dropping off / collection times. Cars have also been reported parking on Village Green land thus churning up the grassy edges.
Northumberland County Council and Northumbria Police have been informed and will carry out patrols during the times mentioned above.
Can we please remind drivers to be considerate when dropping off / collecting children from school – local residents in the area need access to their properties 24 hours a day as some are emergency responders. There are spaces in the Village Hall car park – but better still, why not walk the children to school – it’s much healthier!
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