The electoral arrangements of Horncliffe and Norham Parish Councils are currently being examined with a view to changing the parish boundary.
The residents of Horncliffe Mill have requested that the boundary between Norham and Horncliffe Parish Councils be amended. This would enable their property to be returned to within the boundaries of Horncliffe Parish with which it has close links historically.
Northumberland County Council has the powers to conduct community governance reviews which can involve creating new, or amalgamating parishes and amending electoral arrangements. Horncliffe Prish 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. A report will be sent to the council in September advising of the outcome and, if an order is made, then the changes will come into force with effect from the next local elections of the parish council in May 2017.
If you would like to make your views known, they should be submitted, in writing, by 20June 2014 to :-Lesley Bennett
Team Leader (Governance/People), Democratic Services, Northumberland County Council, County Hall, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 2EF or email Lesley.Bennett@northumberland.gov.uk