On this page you will find Notices of forthcoming Parish Council meetings and other local news.  If you have items of news you would like to have included on this page, please contact Martin Chilvers, Elsdon Parish Clerk (details on the Contact Us page) or send a message using the Guestbook.

22 April 2018Dawn Chorus Walk - 13 May

Experience the dawn chorus and improve your identification of birds through sound with a guided walk around Rupert's Wood. Finish with a full English breakfast (or veggie version), tea or coffee and toast at the Redesdale Arms.

Sunday 13th May 05:15am 08:00am

This is an outdoor event; please wear suitable clothing and footwear.

Bring binoculars if you have them. You may also like to bring a notebook and pen.

This walk is suitable for ages 16+. All persons under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Price: £10 (includes breakfast)

Meet: Car park at Redesdale Arms, Rochester, Northumberland, NE19 1TA

To book visit the site link below


This is a Revitalising Redesdale event. Revitalising Redesdale Landscape

Partnership is supported by The National Lottery through the Heritage

Lottery Fund

22 April 2018First & Last brewery Open Day - 13 May

Please see attached details of the First & Last Brewery Open Day on 13 May in Elsdon

13 April 2018Northumberland Local Plan - Spring 2018 Consultation

Please find details of the Northumberland Local Plan - Spring 2018 Consultation.

At this stage NCC are seeking high level views on the strategic location of development across the County up to 2036.

To add your views and comments please access the link attached. The consultation is open until 5.00pm on Wednesday 2 May, 2018

13 April 2018Parish Council Meeting

The next Elsdon Parish Council meeting will be on Thursday 10 May, 2018. It will start at 7.00pm and be held at the Village Hall. This will include the Annual Parish Meeting as well as the Ordinary Meeting for the month.

An agenda of the meeting can be found here a few days before as well as on the notice board in the village. This agenda plus previous documents and minutes can also be accessed via the 'Document Library' section of this website.

Please note that unless otherwise advised future meetings will be held on the second Thursday each month.

07 March 2018Ray Windfarm Community Foundation Small Grant Scheme

Please find attached details of the Ray Windfarm Community Foundation guidelines for applications.

Additionally see the link for the consultation report.

07 March 2018Byway open to all traffic No 48 (Plan 33)

There is a proposal from Northumberland County Council (NCC) to make the byway attached open to all traffic.

NCC is seeking assistance in the investigation of this byway before a final decision is made. If you have any comments / knowledge of this path please let the Parish Clerk, Martin Chilvers at elsdonpc@hotmail.co.uk know by 20 May, 2018. Points raised by NCC are

1) Any facts or evidence to support or rebuttal the proposed modification identified

2) For the Byway Open to All Traffic route it would be useful if you could indicate what you think the balance of public use between walkers, cyclists, horse riders and motor vehicles has been over the last five years.

3) Going back further is it possible that during the period of May 2001 to May 2006, public motor vehicular use of the route was greater than the combined public pedestrian, equestrian and bicycle use?


07 March 2018Kielder Water parking for Elsdon residents

Residents of Elsdon are now able to purchase a Discovery Pass at 50% discount (£20 instead of the usual £40).

As well as free parking the Discovery Pass provides further benefits.  For any resident interested in taking up this offer they should contact Linda Scott at linda.scott@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

For more details of a Discovery Pass please see the attached link

02 March 2018West Education, Hadrian Learning Trust and Post-16 consultations

Please be aware of two recent consultations provided by County Council.

1 - Education in West Northumberland. This is open to 9 April, 2018 and there is a consultation event on Saturday 17 March from 10.00 to 3.00 at the Hexham Auction Mart.

Details can be found at


2) Hadrian Learning Trust consultation open until 29 March, 2018

Full Consultation & Summary

3 - Post-16 Transport in Northumberland. This is open to 9.00am on 2 April, 2018

Details can be found at



12 February 2018Support for unemployed people in Redesdale area

Please find within the 'Document library' details of the Bellingham / Otterburn Employment Hub that offers a drop-in support group every Tuesday at

Bellingham Town Hall every Tuesday from 10.00 - 12.00.

Otterburn RTC Sports & Leisure Centre 12.30 - 2.30

This project is co-ordinated by Community Action Northumberland (CAN)

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