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The Queen’s determined endorsement of her Platinum Jubilee next year, coming just after Prince Phillip’s death, is a call to arms for all local communities to join in the celebrations of a truly memorable reign,  a dedicated head of state, and a remarkable lady.

The Parish Council is seeking partners from across the community to plan and deliver a party to equal the fun and celebrations that were present for the Diamond Jubilee, 9 years ago.

Then, we had a jubilee queen, a street party in Cheviot View, and a fair on the Common. We have a very healthy oak tree, obtained from the Queen’s own garden – Windsor Great Park! There were games, stalls, a band, and other entertainments that we have not quite remembered yet!

We’re the same village, and we’ve got a year! By then, we are promised no restrictions – so is this the real opportunity to celebrate “coming out”?

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There will be a memorial service to celebrate the life of the Duke of Edinburgh, tomorrow Sunday 11th April.

The service will be held at both Ford and Lowick Churches.

    • FORD CHURCH – 6.00 pm
    • LOWICK CHURCH – 7.00 pm

Social distancing rules will be observed in the churches, and a relay outside is hoped for. Further information will be given when it is known


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From Northumberland County Council
We are currently recruiting people to help with the local elections on May 6.
There are a range of temporary posts still available to assist with the election – before, on and after election day.
It’s a great way for people to see local democracy in action and make some extra money for summer.
Roles and rates of Pay
  • Presiding Officer – £292.16 (includes training & mileage allowance)
  • Poll Clerk – £196.80 (includes training & mileage allowance)
  • Postal Vote Opening Assistant – Day £10.30 per hour. Evening £12.88 per hour.
  • Verification Assistant – £18.26 per hour
  • Count Assistant – £12.56 per hour
No qualifications are needed but those applying must be over 18. Full training and support will be given.

To find out more about the roles and how to apply go to www.nland.uk/roles

With best regards,
NCC Communications Team