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.
22 November 2017Parish Council meetings
Parish Council meetings
The next Parish Council meeting will be at the Village Hall, Byrness on TUESDAY 28 November, 2017 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.
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 November, 2017 @ Rochester Village Hall
30 January, 2018 @ Rochester Village Hall
27 March, 2018 @ Byrness Village Hall
29 May, 2018 @ Rochester Village Hall
31 July, 2018 @ Byrness Village Hall
25 September, 2018 @ Rochester Village Hall
11 November 2017Vacancy in the Rochester ward
A vacancy has occurred on Rochester ward of the Rochester with Byrness Parish Council.
If you have an opinion as to how the annual precept should be spend, how resources should be used to improve life for all in the communities of both Rochester and Byrness then you may be interested in putting yourself forward for the role of Parish Councillor.
If interested or wish to learn more then please contact the Chair, Susan Chapman, one of the existing Councillors or the Parish Clerk, Martin Chilvers on firstname.lastname@example.org / 520535.
08 November 2017Northumberland National Park - Local Plan Consultation
Please be aware that the Northumberland National Park Authority invites you to have your say regarding its Local Plan.
The aim is to produce a new Local Plan that will guide development and land use across Northumberland National park, including how the environment will be conserved and protected, over the next twenty years until 2037.
You now have the opportunity to shape how this Plan is starting to evolve.
You can view the Plan at the link below and provide comments. The Consultation is open until 11 December, 2017.
Additionally there are two local drop-in events in the next few weeks so please get along to ask questions and provide your comments. These will both run 4.30pm - 8.30pm and will be
15 November - Bellingham Town Hall
22 November - Otterburn Memorial Hall
14 October 2017Tree felling next to Pennine Way
Please note there are a number of trees along the Pennine Way between the Border Forest Caravan Park and Raw Houses that are due to be felled in November.
A precise date is to be confirmed however it is anticipated the work will be undertaken from mid November. During this time the Contractors will allow access along this section of the path when it is safe to proceed.
18 September 2017Byrness Village Hall activities
Craft Class, 7.00 – 9.00pm. £1.50 each class.
John Henderson has started s kettle-bell class, 7.00 to 8.00pm. Come along and firm up those muscles. £2.00 each class.
Soup, sandwich, cake and a drink. Donation to Byrness Village Hall (minimum £2.00 per person)
Table top sale. 11.00am – 1.00pm, cost of £3 to hire a table.
05 September 2017Open meeting regarding replacement of water treatment works
Northumberland Water are planning to replace treatment works in Otterburn, Rochester and Byrness in 2018.
As part of the preparation for this an open meeting is being held on 12 September at Otterburn Hall Memorial Hall from 3.30 - 7.00.
This is an opportunity to for residents to provide comments to plans before planning applciations are made later this year.