Corsenside Parish Council were very pleased to host our Annual Parish Meeting in May 2022. Reports were recieved from many community groups outlining changes over the last 6 months and plans for the coming year. These reports can be read in the library section of our website.
Storm Arwen Official Information:
From Northumberland Counrty Council, working with Northern PowerGrid:
We’re continuing to do everything we can to support residents in the aftermath of Storm Arwen, working alongside emergency services, utility companies and voluntary organisations. The focus continues to be supporting our communities in our hardest hit areas and our most vulnerable residents.
This update includes useful information and contact details from the Council to help you over the coming days.
Northern Powergrid will provide financial assistance to any domestic customer who is still off supply from 29 November. This will include the reasonable costs of alternative accommodation and food (up to £15 per person per meal). It will also contribute to other reasonably incurred costs; for example, where a customer arranges for their own back-up generator. Customers are advised to keep all of their receipts. All reasonable retrospective claims will be honoured.
Northern Powergrid will consider each customer’s circumstances on a case-by-case basis. All vulnerable customers will be eligible. Customers who require assistance should email StormArwen@northernpowergrid.com and they will be in contact as quickly as possible to agree how they can help.
Taking Care When Outside
Please take extreme care when out and about due to storm damage. Our country parks are currently closed and we are asking people to exercise extreme caution when they are out and about. All Forestry England Forests (except Wooler Common) are closed to the public.
Northern Powergrid is also reminding people of the importance of reporting damaged cables or equipment by calling 105 and not to approach the area as equipment may still be live.
To report a power outage call: Northern Power Grid 105
For anyone struggling with food or other essential supplies call: Northumberland Communities Together 01670 620015 (Monday to Friday 9am – 6pm)
For concerns about vulnerable residents or safeguarding issues call: Onecall 01670 536400
For general Council queries call our Contact Centre 0345 6006400
To find your nearest Community Hub visit nland.uk/hubs
Please help your neighbours who may not be online by sharing this information with them.
If further assistance is required please contact the Parish Council via Christine the clerk on 07737518867.
Renewable Energy Project
It is hoped that Corsenside could apply to the Ray Wind Farm for funding to carry out a feasibility study regarding renewable energy projects throughout the parish. If you are interested in helping to carry out a small bit of research relating to previous projects involving small communities and renewable energy projects please contact the clerk.
Please note the West Woodburn defibrillator is now located on the side of the Bay Horse and the Ridsdale defibrillator is located on Armstrong Street. In the event of an emergency always dial 999. If you are advised to get the defibrillator by the emergency services they will issue you with the code in order for you to get into the box where the defibrillator is kept. You will remove the defibrillator and take it to the casualty. The defibrillator is designed so that anyone can use it, you do not need to be trained. Follow advice from the emergency services & the defibrillator itself. The defibrillator will only work if it senses the casualty needs it.
Picture of a view across Corsenside