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

04 October 2018Parish Council meetings

Parish Council meetings

The next Parish Council meeting will be at the Village Hall, Byrness on Tuesday 27 November, 2018 at 7.00pm.  

The Agenda for the meeting can be found here or in the appropriate section of the 'Document Library' a few days before the meeting.

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

The Parish Council meet on the last Tuesday of every other month. Below are dates and locations for the next six meetings

27 November, 2018 @ Byrness Village Hall

29 January, 2019 @ Rochester Village Hall

26 March, 2019 @ Byrness Village Hall

28 May, 2019 @ Rochester Village Hall (to include Annual Parish Meeting)

30 July, 2019 @ Byrness Village Hall

24 September, 2019 @ Rochester Village Hall

26 September 2018Revitalising Redesdale - upcoming events and project briefs

Here are details of the various Revitalising Redesdale projects including upcoming events, project briefs, and volunteer specifications.


Ridsdale Ironworks - Past, Present & Future Evening - Thursday 27 September (7.00pm - 8.30pm), The Gun Inn, Ridsdale, NE48 2TF


Archaeological Survey of Ancient Settlements - Saturday 6th, Sunday 7th & Monday 8th October (10.00am - 4.00pm), Rattenraw Farm, Otterburn, NE19 1LH

Lost Redesdale - Lidar Landscapes - Wednesday 17 October (7.00pm - 9.00pm), Corsenside Parish Hall, West Woodburn, NE48 2SQ

Project briefs

Battle of Otterburn Conflict in a Landscape

Lost Redesdale Community Archaeology

Heritage at Risk - Ridsdale Ironworks

Heritage at Risk - High Rochester Roman Fort

Reflowering Redesdale

Rediscovering Natural Redesdale - Recording biological records for Redesdale

Volunteer positions

Historical Researcher – Battle of Otterburn

Field Archaeology

Lidar Landscapes

Community Heritage Fund

Community Heritage Fund poster

Community Heritage Fund Criteria - Details how to apply for grants from £500 to £2,000

Community Heritage Fudn guidance notes


Project programme Delivery Highlights

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13 September 2018Red Squirrel Conservation Meeting

Please see attached the details of the Red Squirrel Conservation Meeting

This will be held on Wednesday 26 September 19:00 - 21:00 in the Otterburn Memorial Hall

09 September 2018Updated regulations for sewage discharge and water abstractions

Please see the attached communication and posters regarding updated regulations for sewage discharge and water abstractions

28 August 2018Wildlife Trust (Rothbury group) programme of events

Please see attached the Coquetdale group of Wildlife Trust autumn and winter programme of events.

The first event on Monday 3 September (7.30pm start) is the 'Pine Marten Project' which is rather topical given the reent news of Pine Marten sighting in Kielder for the first time in 90 years.

25 July 2018County Council library

Did you know that the County Council library visits the Rede Valley and stops at both Rochester and Byrness?

Please see attached timetable when it visits and the place / time it stops.  Unfortunately not many people seem to know about the service and if not used it there is a risk it will be lost.

If you are not a member yet then consider the benefits to you and your family by joining. Please also see the link below that details the services provided.

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