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l Concerns were raised about gates being installed on the bog field. It was also asked if the parish council would apply for green status for the land.

Clerk Lisa Hamlin said that evidence needed to be given of sports and pastimes being carried out on the land for 20 years or more for this to happen.

l There has been an increase in short power cuts happening daily in the village.Northern Powergrid has been informed and has said that the problems are a wider issue affecting a large area from Ulgham to north of Felton.

l Bad smells are coming from drains in the village, especially outside the Post Office.

l A hole has appeared on the footpath at South Lane which has been reported to Northumberland County Council for repairs. It was also reported that the warning bollards at Mouldshaugh Lane have been removed but the footpath has not been repaired. The clerk is to contact Lee Baxter at the county council about these issues.