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.

21 March 2019Parish Council meetings

Parish Council meetings

The next Parish Council meeting will be at the Village Hall, Byrness on Tuesday 28 May, 2019 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

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

30 July, 2019 @ Rochester Village Hall

24 September, 2019 @ Rochester Village Hall

26 November, 2019 @ Byrness Village Hall

28 January, 2020 @ Rochester Village Hall

31 March, 2020 @ Byrness Village Hall

13 March 2019Revitalising Redsdale - 2019 events

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

Bookings can be made via

Catcleugh Discovery Day - 10 April 1.00pm - 5.00pm

Afternoon Tea - Byrness Village Hall 10 April 5.00pm - 7.00pm

Afternoon Tea - Elsdon Village Hall 13 April 3.30pm - 5.30pm

and on the weekend 6 - 7 April there are two events titled "Introduction to Newts and Other Amphibians" Details are on the link below and you can book through the link attached.


05 March 2019Carers Northumberland - 24 April event

Please find attached details of Carers Northumberland open day in Otterburn Memorial Hall on 24 April

05 March 2019Bellingham Heritage Centre - Open days

Please find attached the details of the Bellingham Heritage Centre opend days

23 February 2019Healthwatch Northumberland annual survey - 2019

The annual Healthwatch Northumberland Survey is available and residents are encouraged to take a few minutes to provide valuable feedback about their experiences of health and social care services in Northumberland over the last year. This will help the authority to set their work priorities for the coming year.

The survey can be accessed at the link https://healthwatchnorthumberland.co.uk/annual-survey-2019-share-your-experiences/

Or a papercopy can be requested by phoning 03332 408468. The survey closes on 14 March, 2019

31 January 2019RTC Sports Centre - Open Evening 13 February

The Trustees of the Rede, Tyne and Coquet (RTC) Sports Centre in Otterburn are appealing for your help.

The Centre, which is managed by a small group of trustees and volunteers, is in urgent need of additional help to stay open.

Gill Chilvers, the Chair of the Trustees, asks that people with a couple of hours to spare each month would be most welcome. If you have a specific skill relevant to the Centre such as in social media, marketing, planning events such as the Rede River Rocks music festival, maintenance of the grounds, health and safety, fundraising or human resources then these are especially welcome.

But any time or skill you could contribute would help save this important community resource.

For those interested to find out more, the Trustees are hosting an open evening at the Centre on Wednesday, 13 February, between 7pm and 9pm. Food and drinks will be provided.

For further information please contact Gill by email at gchilvers@rtcsports.co.uk

31 January 2019Pine Marten survey training - 19 & 20 February

Due to over subcription of the training session before Christmas two more dates have been booked.

These are both to be held in the Village Hall at Byrness. You can find out more details and book a place via the links below




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