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.

Traffic is to be diverted via Ovingham Road and Horsley Road, Ovingham.  HGV's are to be diverted via Gateshead as Gentoo recognise that Horsley Road is unsuitable for heavy vehicles.  During the closure access will be maintained for pedestrians and cyclists.  The closure will be sited so that Bluebell Lane cannot be used as a rat-run.  Gentoo is liaising with providers of school and public transport. Further updates will follow as information becomes available.

Dogs in Ovingham have suffered seizures and two have died after getting into something (not yet specified) on the riverbank at Ovingham.

Elections for the Parish Council take place in May 2017.  Are you interested in using your skills and talents to serve your community as a Parish Councillor?