Parish Noticeboards

Our Notice Boards are installed in the following locations around the parish. 1 Parish Offices 2 McColls Gordon Terrace 3 Corner of Village Hall, West Sleekburn 4 Leander Avenue 5 Ashington Drive Shops 6 Guide Post Shops 7 A1068 opposite Choppington Welfare 8 Red Row If you would like to advertise a community event within the parish, then contact us via the contact form and we will have your event displayed in our notice boards.


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Useful Links

Walking Football

For the second year we are running walking football sessions.  These sessions are coached/refereed by PFC with the hope that enough people will be interested to play regularly.  Contact the Parish Council through this website or ring 01670 858664 for further information.

Community Cinema Club

Choppington Disabled Group is running a cinema club.  They screen a film every 3rd Wednesday at 1pm.  Chair Graham Huntley says, ‘We’d like to encourage those people who watch alone in their own homes, to come along, and afterwards chat about the film with others over a cup of tea and biscuit.’

Next screening is on 20th June at 1pm

Girls football – Join the Wildcats

Starting Friday 13th April 5.30-6.30pm

football coaching for girls 5yrs-11yrs.  No experience necessary just lots of enthusiasm

Stakeford and Bomarsund Welfare MUGA

Contact Doug Thoburn 07748767345 to book

During the adverse weather

It is difficult for older people to get out

Carers are finding it difficult to get to the people they look after

Please look in on your neighbours if you think they may be struggling during this spell of snowy weather.


More Snow News


28th February Wednesday – the team is out gritting the paths but are struggling to keep them clear as the snow keeps falling.

27th February Tuesday 11.00 am The large tractor with snow blade is now out and about the Morpeth Road Estate clearing those steep roads.

Tuesday 27th Feb. The Choppington team beats back the beast from the East

At the first fall of snow, the Choppington’s ‘dedicated team’ were out clearing the paths of our area. Using modified ride-on grass-cutters with snow blades they were able to clear main thoroughfares in double quick time. These machines are deployed throughout the area as long as the snow lasts and complements the hand distribution of salt and gravel to those areas affected the most.  Every day it snows means that they have to start again in the priority areas.
If there is an area that requires special attention because of elderly or infirm access difficulties please contact Parish Offices.


Grass-cutter with blade

Christmas school holiday play

Fun, Games, Free Play, Circus, Dance, Arts and Crafts

at Stakeford and Bomarsund Welfare

Tuesday 2nd, Wednesday 3rd, Friday 5th January 2018 12noon-4pm

Mobile Football Court at Eastgreen Choppington  

Wednesday 3rd January and Friday 5th January 1pm-4pm (outdoor activity maybe cancelled if weather is bad)

Boundary Review 2018

Boundary Commission of England has published their revised boundary changes.  You can log onto their site to see the proposals and to make comment.

Previously the wards of Stakeford and Choppington had been placed in separate constituencies.  These proposals now have them in the same new constituency of Berwick and Morpeth.

Our small wards of West Sleekburn and Old Red Row have been placed with the Blyth and Ashington constituency.

The Boundary Commission are asking for comments until the 11 December 2017.

Older persons activities

The Parish Council is challenging you to have fun and be fit by sponsoring  fitness activities:

Burlesque Gold runs from 10.45 on a Monday at Stakeford and Bomarsund Sports and Social Welfare Centre. Get fit and flirty while twirling a feather boa, then have a good natter over teas and biscuits. Light exercise with lots of chat. £3/person

Walking Football We are looking to make up a small group to have a kick around in the MUGA at Stakeford and Bomarsund Welfare. All the skill of the game without the running! If we can get some takers we will be starting Friday morning coaching sessions. PLEASE be brave put your name forward to Angela Brindley on 01670 858664 or

Tai Chi The classes are for anybody of any age and with any ability. Carers bringing somebody can come for free and the classes are Tues 9.30-11am and Wed Eve 6.30-7.30pm at Stakeford and Bomarsund Welfare.  Just turn up or for further details contact Amanda  on 07885 682078 or 01670 820464


If you would like to advertise your activities for the older person please contact us on

Shared Venue with Stakeford Primary School

The new initiative between the Parish Council and Stakeford Primary School to provide indoor accommodation out of school hours has been running for over a year now. The school hall is opened by the Parish Council for community activities after the school day between 5pm-9pm. Currently we have Powerhoop, Red warrior, Boxercise and Metafit fitness classes running each week. The hall also provides a badminton court at £3/per person/hour. All income is ring-fenced for the improvement of the facility and to fund youth activities.
For hire or details of classes contact Angela Brindley on 01670 858664.