Warkworth Parish Council Neighbourhood Plan - Building a Community

On 7 May, a well attended first meeting was held in the United Reformed Church Hall. Several expressions of interest were made to be involved in taking this further and the Parish Council would actively welcome more. The public can be kept up to date on progress and events via the Parish Council website. On the home page, click on the documents section of the menu, then Neighbourhood Plan. All relevant material, and how to get involved, will be found there.       

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Christmas Lights 2019 Switch On

This will take place on Friday 29 November 2019 at 6.00 pm. 

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Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Unaudited Annual Governance and Accountability Return

Each year Warkworth Parish Council's Annual Governance & Accountability Return needs to be reviewed by an external auditor.  Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the accounting records for the financial year to which the audit relates.  The documents will be available for inspection, on reasonable notice by application to the Parish Clerk, commencing on Monday 17th June 2019 and ending on Friday 26th July 2019.

Full details can be found under the documents tab.

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A Neighbourhood Plan for Warkworth

The Parish Council has agreed to consult on a possible neighbourhood plan for Warkworth which becomes a legal document agreed by the  community for the future development of the Parish

We intend to hold a public meeting in the United Reformed Church Hall on Tuesday 7th May at 6.30pm
We will have the opportunity to hear from Chris Anderson from NCC and friends from Lesbury who have already begun the process
There will then be an opportunity for discussion and sharing of ideas, including the formation of a group to help lead us through the process

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Beach Road Football Field Consultation

The Parish Council is reviewing its leases on various areas of land around the village.  The new leases will run for 20 years and we’d like to be sure that they’re appropriate and give the village value for our payments. For several years, the Beach Road Football Field has been little used for football, or for anything other than occasional dog walking.  Annual rent is £350 and grass cutting costs about £600. These annual costs are met out of the precept, paid for by each household in the Parish.

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Warkworth International Relations Group

An invitation has been extended to the Parish Council and the citizens of Warkworth Northumberland from the Warkworth International Relations Group as follows:-

"I am calling for 'Expressions of Interest' at this stage, from Councillors and residents in a proposed get-together of the Warkworth's of the World....

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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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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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