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, Otterburn Parish Clerk (details on the Contact Us page) or send a message using the Guestbook.

18 May 2018Revitalising Redsdale - Water Vole Survey Training

As part of the programme of events Revitalising Redesdale has a Water Vole survey training session on 5 June at Rochester Village Hall.

The event will run by Kelly who is part of the team running th Restoring Ratty project at Kielder. It runs from 11.00 - 3.00 and further details as well as booking is available via the link below.

07 May 2018Parish Council meetings

The next Parish Council meeting will be at the Memorial Hall, Otterburn on Tuesday 12 June, 2018 at 7.30pm

The Agenda for the meeting can be found here or in the appropriate section of the 'Document Library' a few days before the meeting as well as the Notice Boards located in Otterburn at the entrance to Willowgreen and at the Memorial Hall. 

Should a Parishioner wish to raise a topic for discussion at a Parish Council meeting please see the attached that also details 'surgery' time with the Councillors after each meeting.

Additionally a draft version of the minutes from the previous meeting are available to view within the 'Document Library'.

Should you wish to have a copy of the agenda emailed to you please write to otterburnpc@hotmail.co.uk

02 April 2018RTC Sports & Leisure Centre news

RTC Sports is starting a project to identify, plan, resource and implement a range of sustainable health, sport and exercise activities for adults (14 plus) to take place at or based from the RTC Sports and Leisure Centre in Otterburn. We hope this will enable us to offer a wider range of activities in the coming years.

We are looking for someone to carry out an initial piece of work identifying options and preparing a report for the trustees.Specifically to:

- design and conduct a consultation with a number of local groups to establish what health, sport and exercise activities would be welcomed

- review the results of the RTC user survey

- identify approaches to resource a range of the identified activities – including both funding and people / skill resources

- prepare a report for the board of trustees setting out the results of the consultation and recommended next steps.

We are able to offer a fixed fee of £600 for this piece of work – plus out of pocket expenses for travel.

If you think you may like to take on this work or would like to find out more, please contact Gill Chilvers (chair of trustees) via email gchilvers@rtcsports.co.uk or phone 07584 787314.

Gill Chilvers

Chair and Company Secretary

RTC Sports

RTC Sports is a registered charity in England and Wales (1151355).  Registered as a company limited by guarantee in England and Wales no 5969860.  Registered office: RTC Sports Centre Otterburn Northumberland NE19 1HE.

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 otterburnpc@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 2018Free car parking at Kielder Water & Forest Park

Lynn Turner, Director, Kielder Water & Forest Park Development Trust has written to advise that free car parking is available to residents of Otterburn.

If you wish to apply for a residents permit, the details are

1 - The parking pass is available from Kielder Waterside where production of a utility bill or Council tax bill to confirm your address will be required. One parking pass per household.

2 - The parking pass will need to be renewed annually.

Any queries please call 01661 855525 or email info@visitkielder.com

07 March 2018Ray Windfarm Community Foundation funding

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

Additionally see the link for the consultation report.

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