It is made up of 11 councillors. The Council has the power to provide bus shelters, public clocks, cemeteries, land for recreation, and to comment on planning applications among other things. The work of the Parish Council is funded largely by the Precept – which is a (small!) part of your council tax - along with some income from other sources such as grants.
Parish Councils are the tier of local government closest to the people, and are there to serve the whole community. There is a public participation session at the beginning of every full Parish Council meeting, when members of the public are welcome to come along and raise issues of concern within the parish, or comment on items on the agenda. Some of these, like street lighting and highways issues, we will pass on to the relevant department of Northumbria County Council on your behalf.
Your Parish Councillors are Ed Brown, Ida Burrows, Eileen Charlton (Vice-Chair), Esmond Faulks (Chair), Vera Fletcher, Melanie Hurst, Mike Parkin, Richard Snowdon, Joanna Thompson, Simon Walker and Graham Edward Young.
You can contact the Parish Council via the Clerk:
Mrs Carole McGivern
Telephone 07543 912 113