Community messaging

The local neighbourhood policing team operate a community messaging system that provides information about recent crime and specific crime reduction advice. Messages are sent by email. If you want to receive them you can download the form and forward it to the neighbourhood policing team by email or by post. The email address is on the form. (The form is an editable pdf which you can edit online and then print/save/email.)

Carers’ information

Inside the Winter 2014 edition of NE43 News there is a folded leaflet that contains help and advice aimed at those who care for others, perhaps a friend or relative. The leaflet (available here) has been put together with the help of Carers Northumberland, a local charity dedicated to improving the lives of carers, and staff at Branch End Surgery. We will continue to work together to help those who care for others.

Litter thrown from vehicles

People who throw litter from their cars on to our roadsides and verges create a mess for someone else to clear up and a potential hazard to wildlife. Throwing litter, including cigarette ends, is an offence, and you can now report incidents to the Enforcement Officers of the County Council’s Neighbourhood Services by completing a simple form. This could ultimately result in the issue of a Fixed Penalty Notice to the offender.

If you see someone throwing litter from a car or other vehicle, please try to remember as many details as possible, including the date, time and location; the make, colour and registration number of the vehicle; a description of the offender; and the type of litter involved. You can then transfer this information to the reporting form, Download the form here and forward it to the County Council’s Environment Enforcement Officer. (The form is an editable pdf which you can edit online and then print/save/email.)

Information Card

Every 4 years the Parish Council produce an information card which you can download in pdf format here for reference and/or printing.

Extraction of Sand and Gravel in Stocksfield

Northumberland County Council has granted planning permission for the extraction of sand and gravel at Merryshields Quarry, Stocksfield and for the deposit of mineral waste until February 2042. The original permission was granted in 1948, and has been extended a number of times.

The existing permission carries with it a range of conditions which any operator of the quarry must meet. Those conditions can be found in the Notice of Planning Permission. Additionally the permission and associated plans can be accessed on the County Council's website by clicking here.

Thompsons of Prudhoe are in the process of purchasing land which includes Merryshields Quarry. The company has recently circulated a leaflet in the village which sets out their position and views. It also asks for views of residents about the proposals to reinstate the land once quarrying is complete. The leaflet can be found by clicking here.