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 decided by local residents.

News in the Parish

Latest News

New Play Area

This month saw the opening of the play area at Cambridge Road.  This is the 4th play area that the Parish Council has renewed.    We will be moving onto the remaining ones at Eastgate and Liddells Field soon. During consultation, children said that they wanted to see

Chairman's News

Remembrance Services November 2020 – Choppington, Guide Post and Stakeford Memorials

Remembrance Services November 2020 at Choppington and Stakeford Memorials   Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a decision has been made to cancel the public remembrance services at Choppington and Stakeford War Memorials. If you would like to lay a wreath at one of the Memorials you are encouraged


How local residents determine our local taxation

In October each year a questionnaire is distributed to every household. These responses including other responses gathered from locality meetings are reported to the Residents Panel in November. The Panel uses these to give direction to the Parish Council on the 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 6 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 David Nicholson, Parish Clerk on 01670 858664 or email

Chairman Cllr Paul Vaughan