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Hedgeley Parish Council vacancy (July 2016)

Hedgeley Parish Council

Notice of Casual Vacancy

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that by reason of the resignation of Cllr English a vacancy has occurred among the members of the Hedgeley Parish Council.  Any person willing to fill this vacancy should apply to the Clerk in writing on or before 31 August 2016.  The applicant’s name must appear on the current register of the Voters List or the applicant should, during the whole of the twelve months preceding the relevant date, have resided in or within three miles of the parish or the applicant’s only place of work during the whole of the twelve months preceding the relevant date is in the parish.  The applicant must not be debarred from standing as a Councillor.

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Cheviot Views online (June 2016)

Cheviot Views online: No 26, June 2016

The latest issue of Cheviot Views: the newsletter for Hedgeley Parish is now available and, if you’re a resident of Hedgeley Parish, it should be dropping through your letterbox any moment.

A few of the highlights include:

  • Low Hedgeley Quarry – Shaun Carey (Business Development Manager) discusses how North East Concrete extract minerals locally and then restore the land afterwards, returning sites back to nature
  • The John Taylor Memorial Bench – Jen Armstrong reports on this fitting tribute to John, a much-admired County Councillor
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Plough Inn car park available

Maintaining the Plough Inn, car park and garden

John Carr-Ellison has been in contact with Robbie Burn (Chair, Hedgeley Parish Council) regarding the Plough Inn, Powburn.

He has indicated that, for the good of Powburn village, he intends to keep the pub, its car park and the pub garden as smart as practically possible while negotiations with Punch Taverns and future potential operators continue.

To this end:

  1. With the help of Paul Wood we have tidied up the pub garden.
  2. Paul has kindly agreed to keep the garden mown and tidy.
  3. We will kill the weeds in the car park and then spread new gravel.
  4. I am happy for residents to park their cars in the car park then if they wish but on the condition that they are in regular use. It should not become a depository for non-runners, scrap vehicles, servicing vehicles, etc.
  5. I hope residents will be happy to keep an eye on it and keep it tidy until the contractors start work.
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Dualling A1: impact on A697 traffic

Robbie Burn (Chair of Hedgeley Parish Council) recently attended a Public Awareness session regarding the proposed dualling of the A1 in Northumberland. Robbie put forward our concerns regarding the likely possibility of increased traffic on the A697 through our villages. He received the following reply from Nanette Hoyle (Project Manager), Regional Investment Programme North.

Dualling A1 and impact on A697 traffic flow

Dear Mr. Burn,

Thank you for attending the A1 in Northumberland Public Awareness exhibition and for providing your comments on the feedback form.

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County Councillor Report (June 2016)

Councillor Kate Cairns

Councillor Kate Cairns will be well-known to local residents. She was elected as Northumberland County Councillor for the Longhoughton ward in July 2014. Kate represents the Liberal Democrats. Kate has kindly provided the following summary report of her activities during her second year in office. (To read about the issues Kate addressed in her first year in office see Cheviot Views newsletter, Issue 23, pp.17-18.)

[The following report and attached image were submitted by Councillor Kate Cairns and used with permission]

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Cheviot Views online (March 2016)

Cheviot Views online: No 25, March 2016

The latest issue of Cheviot Views: the newsletter for Hedgeley Parish is now available and, if you’re a resident of Hedgeley Parish, it should be dropping through your letterbox any moment.

A few of the highlights of our SILVER EDITION include:

  • How we got here – Jen Armstrong explains how, from a first edition funded by a grant from the Carr-Ellison Family Trust and a donation from Vera Purvis of Titlington, we have published 25 issues of our Parish newsletter over the past six years.
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