The County Council is allowing the Playgroup to re-open from 3 April.  The ceiling, which is thought to be stronger in that area, is to be inspected weekly by NCC.

All vehicles are to be diverted via the A695 east- and west-bound.  Horsley Road, Ovingham will remain open.  NCC will not allow any road closure until satisfied that all alternative arrangements are in place for diversions, and school and public transport.

During the closure, school pupils who normally have a pick-up point at Acomb Drive or Wylam Hills Farm are being asked to walk to the nearest pick-up point at Charlie's Corner.  This will enable the service to run at its normal time of 08.30 at Charlie's Corner with a return at 15.40, without the need for a diversion or earlier pick-up times.

An update on arrangements for public transport services will follow when available.

While the Library is closed for essential building repairs, you can find us at Wylam Methodist Church foyer a limited Library service will be available. We are open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 to 4pm and on Saturday mornings from 10am to 12 noon.

You can access your library account online at Home - My Library - Active Northumberland where you can renew your books, browse the library catalogue, order books and download e-books and e-magazines.Library Call Centre 01670 62025024 hour renewals 01670 505016

Nomination papers can now be downloaded from Northumberland County Council - Home (search for "Becoming a Councillor").  Hard copies may be obtained from Hexham Customer Information Centre, Hadrian House, Market Street, Hexham.  Completed nomination papers must, by law, be hand-delivered to the NCC office at Wentworth Leisure Centre, Hexham (for Wylam Parish) from 20th March (9am -4pm) but not later than 4pm on Tuesday 4 April 2017 (County Hall only).

Wylam's Parish Clerk, Diana Carney, is very happy to talk to anyone thinking of becoming a Parish Councillor for Wylam.  The Parish Council office is open in Wylam Institute on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 12.30 - 4.30pm.