Welcome to the official website of Corsenside Parish Council. We hope that this site will prove useful to the local community and visitors to this beautiful area alike. 
The latest announcements are available to read on our News page, and our official business can be read about in the Meetings section. 
Please do take the time to browse Our Parish where a variety of interesting local information can be found. 

ridsdale ironworks, a sandstone ruin resembling a castle, sits in warm sunlight on a frosty morning, mist fills the valley beyond.
Ridsdale Ironworks on a Corsenside winter morning. 

About us

Your Parish Council

Corsenside Parish Council (CPC) has up to seven councillors and is served by a part-time clerk. We meet monthly, except for August, usually on the first Monday. Notification and minutes of meetings are posted on the parish notice boards and website. Our meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend. We consider a wide range of topics that affect the local community.  We are also consulted by Northumberland County Council on all local planning applications.

Members of the public should feel free to join the meetings, to find out when the next one is to be held please check the Meetings section of this website where the agenda will be available to view. If there is anything you would like added to a future agenda for discussion please contact the Clerk.

Your Councillors


Mr C. Hamilton, Ridsdale,  - Corsenside Flood Resilience Group.                       

Ms C. Hawman  -  North Tyne Youth. 

Mrs S. Smith, West Woodburn - Corsenside Flood Resilience Group, 

Mr A. Wilson, Ridsdale - Green Rigg Windfarm Steering Group.

Ms D. Mole, East Woodburn

Mrs K. Traill, West Woodburn - North Tyne Youth

Ms D. Anderson, West Woodburn


Mrs Christine Woodcock, 44 Brierley Gardens, Otterburn, NE19 1HB. 
To contact the clerk please email: corsensideparishclerk@hotmail.com 

County Councillor

Mr J Riddle, Blakelaw, Bellingham, NE48 2EF


What are parish councils?

The following is an excerpt from LocalGov.co.uk

Local councils are the first tier of governance and are the first point of contact for anyone concerned with a community issue. They are democratically elected local authorities and exist in England, Wales and Scotland. The term 'local council' is synonymous with 'parish council', 'town council' and 'community council'.

There are over 10,000 local councils in England and Wales, representing the concerns of local residents and providing services to meet local needs. Parish councils have a wide range of powers including looking after community buildings, planning, street lighting, allotments. They also have the power to raise money through council tax.




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