2018 Christmas Lights Switch On

The Warkworth Christmas lights switch on will take place on Friday 23 November at 6.00 pm. For further information, please contact the Clerk on 07841 650640 or email


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Conclusion of Audit of Accounts 2017-18

The audit of accounts for Warkworth Parish Council for the year ended 31 March 2018 has been completed and the accounts have been published. The Annual Governance and Accountability Return is available for inspection by any local government elector of the area of Warkworth Parish Council on application to the Clerk - Karon Hadfield, 30 Rothbury Drive, Ashington, NE63 8TQ. Tel 07841 650640. 

Full details can also be seen on this website under the following tabs:- Documents - Accounts - Final Accounts


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Warkworth Proposed Experimental Parking Restrictions - Consultation Event 20 Sept 2018 2.30 pm - 7.30 pm Memorial Hall, Warkworth

A public consultation exhibition will be held at War Memorial Hall on Thursday 20th September 2018, between 2:30pm and 7:30pm. The detailed proposals will be on display, there will be feedback forms available for comments on the scheme and Council Officers will also be on hand
to answer any questions.

Please take the opportunity to come along and comment on this important matter as any decision taken will be based upon the responses received from residents who take time to provide the Council with feedback.

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Notice from the Parish Council regarding work on the walls surrounding St Lawrence’s churchyard

The churchyard is classified as a “closed churchyard” as no new graves have been added for many years.  It is therefore the responsibility of the Parish Council.

The state of the walls has been of concern for several years and the Parish Council increased the Parish Precept 3 years ago to raise extra money which has been ring-fenced for necessary repairs.  The walls are listed and any work done on them has to satisfy conservation standards, requiring rebuilding ‘like for like’ so that, in appearance, they will be unchanged.

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Notice of Resurfacing Works, Dial Place Warkworth - 13 Sept to 14 Sept 2018

As part of Northumberland County Council's investment into roads and transport, carriageway resurfacing works will be carried out on Dial Place between 13 and 14 September 2018. 

The works will be carried out under a temporary entrance closure from the art gallery to just past the Cross, and two way lights set up on the main road opposite the bus stop. Access to the car park will be maintained. However, this will be under traffic management control between the Cross and The Greenhouse.

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Instances of dog fouling seem to be on the increase and the Parish Council receives regular complaints about it from residents. This is reported to Northumberland County Council by the Parish Council but residents are also encouraged to report incidents via the following link to ensure action is taken as the County Council will target enforcement action based on complaints and local information:-

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St Lawrence's Churchyard Walls Works

Long awaited works on St Lawrence's Churchyard walls will begin on Tuesday 28 August 2018 and will take around 10-12 weeks.  A programme of the works can be found on the documents page of the website (see link below). This will be updated as the project progresses.

If you have any queries about the works, please get in touch with the Clerk on the usual contact details.

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Audit of Financial Accounts 2017-18

The Un-Audited Final Accounts for 2017/18 can be found under Documents.  As they have yet to be reviewed by the appointed External Auditor (PKF Littlejohn) they are subject to change as a result of that review.

Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the accounting records by application to the Clerk, commencing on Monday 4th June and ending on Friday 13th July.  Please see the Notice of Public Rights accompanying the accounts information under Documents - Audit for full details of your rights.

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Land South of Beal Bank, Rotary Way, Warkworth - Advertisement Consent Hoardings Sign Appeal 17/03320/ADE

The Parish Council has been advised that an appeal has been made to the Secretary of State under Section 78 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 against the decision of Northumberland County Council on the grounds of Appeal against advert refusal. 

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Northumberland County Council's Community Chest Scheme

County Council's Community Chest Scheme is now open to new applications. 


Although town and parish councils cannot apply to the fund, there may be community groups  that may benefit from the scheme, such as community building committees, WIs, Scouts, sports clubs and so forth.

Application forms and guidance are available on the County Council website:


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