Views sought on Longhoughton parish boundary proposals
07 Mar 2018
The electoral arrangements of Longhoughton Parish Council are currently being examined with a view to amending its boundary with Craster Parish Council.
Longhoughton Parish Council has asked that the properties of Copley Hall, and Nos. 1 and 2 Copley Hall Cottages which are currently located in Craster Parish Council should be transferred into Longhoughton Parish.
Discussions have taken place between Longhoughton and Craster Parish Councils and the Howick Trustees and it has been agreed that this anomaly should be corrected. This would result in the whole of Howick Village becoming part of Longhoughton Parish Council.
Northumberland County Council has the powers to conduct community governance reviews which can involve creating new, or amalgamating parishes and amending electoral arrangements. Longhoughton Parish Council has asked the authority to carry out such a review.
The County Council is now consulting with local electors and other stakeholders in the area about the proposals.
If approved, the recommendations of the review will lead to an amendment of the boundary between the two Parish Councils and the changes will come into force for the next ordinary elections of the Parish Council in May 2021.
If you would like to make your views known, they should be submitted, in writing, by 13 April 2018 :-
Senior Democratic Services Officer,
Northumberland County Council,
OR E-mail - Lesley.Bennett@northumberland.gov.uk