The parish of Ponteland has a population of around 11,000 and comprises the town and neighbouring Darras Hall estate, and the villages of Medburn, Milbourne, Prestwick and Kirkley.

Ponteland and Darras Hall both have small shopping centres – at Merton Way and Broadway – and popular community facilities include Ponteland Memorial Hall, Merton Hall, Ponteland Library, Ponteland Leisure Centre and Ponteland Park.

There are lots of clubs and associations for all ages which cater for a wide variety of interests, from badminton to bridge.

A monthly magazine, Pont News & Views, is delivered free every month to all households and is packed with news and events.

In this area of the website we have included useful links to websites for local schools, churches, the county planning portal, local police, leisure centre and library and contact details for dozens of local organisations.

We also have an illustrated history of the area kindly supplied by Ponteland Local History Society.