On this page you will find Notices of forthcoming Parish Council meetings and other local news.  If you have items of news you would like to have included on this page, please contact Martin Chilvers, Otterburn Parish Clerk (details on the Contact Us page) or send a message using the Guestbook.

03 September 2020Litter picking event in Otterburn - 12 September

Otterburn Parish Councillors are arranging a litter picking session on Saturday 12 September from 10.00am. We will be social-distance meeting at the PC Bobby Carroll’s bench near the public toilets.

If you can spare 30 minutes or so to help to tidy some of the ‘hot spots’ in Otterburn this will be greatly appreciated.

Sadly due to the Coronavirus the event in March had to be postponed. Unfortunately since then there has been a steady increase of litter being left about the village.

I am sure we would all prefer to live in a litter free environment so please come along and be a ‘litter clearing hero’ on 12 September.

Equipment will be provided but given the Covid-19 situation it would be best if you can bring your own gloves and ideally a high-vis jacket if you have one.

Any queries please contact the Parish Clerk at otterburnpc@hotmail.co.uk

01 September 2020Parish Council meetings

Given the most recent government instructions on social distancing there will be no physical Parish Council meetings until further notice.  The meetings will be held via zoom. Should you wish to 'attend' a meeting please contact the Parish Clerk at otterburnpc@hotmail.co.uk and an invite will be emailed to you.

If there is a matter you wish to raise with the Parish Council please either email to the above address or call 520535.  This includes any concerns relating to self-isolation and help to obtain essential items.

Please remain safe, follow the government guidelines and I look forward to seeing you out and about in Otterburn when this crises passes.

The next Parish Council meeting will be held on Tuesday 6 October, 2020 at 7.30pm.

The Agenda for each meeting can be found here or in the appropriate section of the 'Document Library' a few days before the meeting as well as the Notice Boards located in Otterburn at the entrance to Willowgreen and at the Memorial Hall. 

Should a Parishioner wish to raise a topic for discussion at a Parish Council meeting please see the attached that also details 'surgery' time with the Councillors after each meeting.

Additionally a draft version of the minutes from the previous meeting are available to view within the 'Document Library'.

Should you wish to have a copy of the agenda emailed to you please write to otterburnpc@hotmail.co.uk

11 August 2020Otterburn Play Area

Following the government guidance the play area in Brierley Gardens is open again.

However it is vital anyone visiting the play area follows the government guidelines on social distancing.

Government guidance suggests that the Covid19 virus can survive for up to several days on some hard surfaces. The risks are reduced when outdoors, where surfaces may be subject to UV light and / or rain. Those wishing to use the play area do so at their own risk but here are the basic rules you must follow when in and around the equipment

- Maximum number of users in the play area at any one time will be five. If there are five there when you arrive please come back another time.  Users must however be on different pieces of equipment unless they are part of the same 'bubble'.

- Only one family member to accompany children.

- Use hand gel before and immediately after using each piece of equipment.

- Stay 1m + from all others in the play area.

- Avoid touching your face.

- Avoid contact with anyone else in the play area.

- Cough / sneeze into your arm.

- Consumption of food and drink within the play area is not permitted.

- Please dispose of all litter appropriately.

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