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.

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Easter Holiday Programme

Our Thursday Youth Club operates throughout school holidays Youth Club holiday activities – Holy Family Church (beside Cherry Tree) Thursday 7th April – circus skills Thursday 14th April Air box bounce (pre-booked activity) contact @ youth club – guide post for full details   The first of

Chairman's News

Annual Assembly Report from Chairman Cllr Paul S Vaughan

This year’s report is a mixed bag of achievement, consultation and significant progress in some areas tinged with a little disappointment.  Local Improvements The Council has completed the bus shelter programme.  Since the creation of the Parish Council all our 33 bus shelters have been renewed or


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