Welcome to the Whittington Parish Council Website

Great Whittington is an excellent place for walking, just a mile north of Hadrian's Wall Path and two miles from the crossroads of the A68 and the B6318 (Military Road).  It is an attractive, old and stone built village in the heart of Northumberland's farming countryside.

Bingfield and Hallington are hamlets within a few miles to the north.  Bingfield church has links with St Oswald and the Battle of Heavenfield (ad634).  There is excellent fishing at Hallington Reservoir and the 'Reivers' cycle route runs through the Parish.  Steeple chasing at Downhills (on the Military Road) is popular with many people at regular point-to-point meetings.  The Cheviot Hills offer panoramic views whilst exploring the unspoilt countryside of the Parish.

Nearly to the east is Matfen with a village shop and the Black Bull Public House.  The church at Matfen - Holy Trinity - has a fine steeple and was built by the Blackett family in the 1860s.

The next Parish Council meeting is to be held on Monday 26th September 2022 at 7.30pm in Great Whittington Village Hall.  

Grab yourself a free tree from Northumberland County Council

The council is giving away up to 10,000 free tree saplings help make Northumberland a greener and cleaner place to be.

Eight different sapling species are now available to order online, which are suitable for small, medium, and large green spaces - even those with limited space can apply including:

  • Residents
  • Community/voluntary groups
  • Schools/colleges
  • Town and Parish Councils
  • Landowners
  • Businesses
  • Charities

As well as being good for the environment, planting trees is an opportunity for all ages and abilities within the community to come together, learn new skills and get outdoors.

The trees are small cell grown plants, sourced from the UK, and come provided with a biodegradable shelter guard and cane along with planting and aftercare instructions.

Accessible collection points will be available across the county during November, December and January and details will be announced in the week commencing 4th October 2022.

Find out more and apply: https://nland.cc/freetreesapply




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