Welcome to the website for Stocksfield Parish Council, which includes the hamlets of Broomley, New Ridley, Old Ridley, Ridley Mill, Hindley, Apperley and Kipperlyn.
The aim of the Parish Council is to help ensure Stocksfield and the immediate area remain a pleasant and safe place to live, work and visit. The Parish Council helps provide the facilities you want to see in the area and, where possible, deals with local problems as they arise in partnership with local community organisations and with other public bodies, such as Northumberland County Council, Northumbria Police and other neighbouring parish councils.
The Parish Council meets every month (except August) in Stocksfield Community Centre and you are welcome to attend meetings. Agendas and minutes of meetings are published on this website and are posted on the Parish Council notice boards opposite the Railway Station and at Branch End.
The Council's name is inherited from the name of the Civil Parish it represents - originally 'Broomley and Stocksfield' in a time when both villages were very small and of similar composition. On 11 January 2019 the name of the Parish was officially changed to reflect developments in the area and changes in population over the years. Where you see reference to 'Broomley and Stocksfield Parish Council', whether in documents on this website or anywhere else, that is also a reference to Stocksfield Parish Council. In time new Ordnance Survey maps of the area will show the Civil Parish as 'Stocksfield'.
The website is maintained by the Parish Council and seeks to provide information on local activities, essential services and other matters of interest to the community. This aspect will develop over time and the Parish Council welcomes any suggestions to make this site more useful to residents and visitors to the area.