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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.

14 July 2019Benshaw Moor open event - 1 August

Please find attached the details of the Northumerbland Wildlife Trust Benshaw Moor open event on 1 August at Elsdon Village Hall

02 July 2019Parish Council meetings

The next Parish Council meeting will be at the Memorial Hall, Otterburn on Tuesday 3 September, 2019 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

13 June 2019Revitalising Redsdale - 2019 events

Please find attached the details of up-coming events as part of the Revitalising Redesdale project.

Bumble and Honey bees @ Elsdon 23 June

Bioblitz @ Castle Hotel, Otterburn 7 July

Archaeological Excavation of ancient settlement - 22 July - 2 August Rattenraw Farm

Catcleugh and Redesdale stories

27 May 2019Ray Windfarm - Open meeting 6 June at Kirkwhelpington

The Ray Wind Farm, operated by Vattenfall, sits on the Ray Estate in Northumberland. It comprises 16 turbines generating 54.4 megawatts of electricity to the National Grid annually and will continue to do so for the next 25 years – the life of the Wind Farm.

For every year of its working life, Vattenfall will donate money to the rural communities that fall within the 10km catchment area of the Wind Farm i.e. ‘the Area of Benefit’, which includes your parish.   The annual figure donated is £5,000 per megawatt of generated output, index-linked, for the life of the Wind Farm – more than £250,000 per year.

The funds are administered by the Ray Windfarm Fund Community Interest Company (CIC) and to ensure that we distribute these funds appropriately we meet with members of the local communities to determine where and how the funds should be targeted. To this end our first public meeting will be held on Thursday 6th June 2019 at Kirkwhelpington Memorial Hall at 7pm. This meeting is open to the general public.

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