Welcome to the official website of Corsenside Parish Council. We hope that this site will prove useful to the local community and visitors to this beautiful area alike. 
The latest announcements are available to read on our News page, and our official business can be read about in the Meetings section. 
Please do take the time to browse Our Parish where a variety of interesting local information can be found. 

ridsdale ironworks, a sandstone ruin resembling a castle, sits in warm sunlight on a frosty morning, mist fills the valley beyond.
Ridsdale Ironworks on a Corsenside winter morning. 

About us

Your Parish Council

Corsenside Parish Council has upto seven Councillors served by a Clerk, we meet once a month except for August, usually on the first Monday, and notification of this is put on the Parish notice boards and on this website. Parish Council meetings are open and all are welcome to attend. A wide range of topics are considered which affect the local community.  We are also consulted by Tynedale District Council on all planning applications. 
Members of the public should feel free to join the meetings, to find out when the next one is to be held please check the Meetings section of this website where the agenda will be available to view. If there is anything you would like added to a future agenda for discussion please contact the Clerk.

Your Councillors


Mr C. Hamilton, Curlew Cottage, Ridsdale, NE48 2TN  - Corsenside Flood Resilience Group.                       

Ms C. Hawman, 4 Westmacott Street, Ridsdale, Northumberland, NE48 2TJ  - Revitalising Redesdale, North Tyne Youth. 

Mr A. H Harding, The Old Smithy, West Woodburn, NE48 2RA. Represents CPC on the Ray Estate Wind Farm Steering Group.

Mrs S. Smith, Redeburn House, West Woodburn, NE48 2SG - Corsenside Flood Resilience Group, Bellingham Middle School Parents, Teachers & Community Association. 

Mr A. Wilson, Low House, Ridsdale, NE48 2TF - Green Rigg Windfarm Steering Group.

Ms D. Mole, Horsley Bank Foot, East Woodburn, Hexham, NE48 2SJ


Mrs Christine Woodcock, 44 Brierley Gardens, Otterburn, NE19 1HB. 
To contact the clerk please email: corsensideparishclerk@hotmail.com 

County Councillor

Mr J Riddle, Blakelaw, Bellingham, NE48 2EF


What are parish councils?

The following is an excerpt from LocalGov.co.uk

Local councils are the first tier of governance and are the first point of contact for anyone concerned with a community issue. They are democratically elected local authorities and exist in England, Wales and Scotland. The term 'local council' is synonymous with 'parish council', 'town council' and 'community council'.

There are over 10,000 local councils in England and Wales, representing the concerns of local residents and providing services to meet local needs. Parish councils have a wide range of powers including looking after community buildings, planning, street lighting, allotments. They also have the power to raise money through council tax.




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