Choppington Parish Council is a Community Council, unique in Northumberland as the only large local Council where the services provided by the Parish Council and the level of local taxation (Parish precept) are agreed by local residents.

News in the Parish

Latest News

Community Awards

Nominations are sought for the Choppington Parish Council community awards Is there someone you would like to nominate from the Parish from any of these categories Good Neighbour  2. Sporting Achievement  3. Young Person of the Year  4. Volunteer The 2023 recipient was Earth Balance Shed, presentation

Chairman's News

 Chairman’s Report

This has been a year for establishing good foundations for the coming years. Cleaswell Park renovations began in March with the thinning of woodland and will continue this year to completion in the summer. Pathways established in the Riverside Park will be extended to other woodland, a


How local residents determine our local taxation

The Parish News is delivered to every household in the Choppington Parish, this may include a questionnaire or an opportunity to send in a response.  These responses including other responses gathered from locality meetings are reported to the Residents Panel in October. Priorities are discussed at this meeting which gives direction for priorities for the next year. The Parish Council costs these proposals. These costs are reported back to the Residents Panel in January. The Residents Panel examines the budget and agrees the Parish precept for the year. It then looks one year ahead and sets performance targets and spending guidelines which must be taken into account when they meet again in the Autumn.

We would like to express our thanks to our Residents Panel for the work they do and the contribution they make to the area. Over the last 10 years the Residents Panel has become a driving force for change and improvement in the Parish.

Membership of the panel is open to all if you would like to more about the Panel please contact Angela Brindley, Parish Clerk on 01670 858664 or email

Chairman Cllr Paul Vaughan