Over Winter Flood Gate Closure at Warkworth - Advice from the Environment Agency

Following attendance at the Parish Council meeting on 4 October 2018 by representatives of the Environment Agency, a letter has been sent to affected residents and copied to the Parish Council for information. The content of that letter is as follows:-

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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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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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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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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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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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NCC - Withdrawal of Core Strategy

At its Council meeting on 5 July 2017, Northumberland County Council agreed to formally withdraw the Northumberland Local Plan Core Strategy from the independent examination process. A statement of withdrawal, frequently asked questions and papers from the council meeting can be viewed using the links below.

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Northumbria Police Front Desk Service closure

While the front desk service may have closed at Amble Police station, there are still may ways to contact the police.
Call 101: Non emergency number
Call 999: Emergency number
Report a crime online

The following link provides you with news from your neighbourhood and the various methods on communicating with Northumbria Police locally.

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