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

14 February 2020Parish Council Meeting

The next Elsdon Parish Council meeting will be on Thursday 12  March, 2020. It will start at 7.00pm and be held at the Village Hall, Elsdon.

An agenda of the meetings can be found here a few days before as well as on the notice board in the village. This agenda plus previous documents and minutes can also be accessed via the 'Document Library' section of this website.

Please note that unless otherwise advised future meetings will be held on the second Thursday each month.

07 February 2020Raywind Farm - Community Network Meeting

The Ray Wind Farm, operated by Vattenfall, sits on the Ray Estate in Northumberland. For every year of the wind farm’s 25 year working life Vattenfall will donate money to the rural communities that fall within its defined catchment, largely the parishes of Bavington, Birtley, Corsenside, Elsdon, Kirkwhelpington, Otterburn, Rothley and Wallington, or within 10km of the Wind Farm – the donation is more than £250,000 per year. A map of the catchment area can be viewed at www.raywindfund.co.uk The Ray Wind Funds undertook a community survey prior to the commencement and targeted their grants to meet the criteria identified by the survey. However we need to bring this up to date to reflect the ideas and ambitions of the residents within our catchment area.


Thursday 5th March at 7pm in Corsenside Parish Hall

A light buffet, wine and other beverages will be supplied. All you need to bring is your enthusiasm, ideas and willingness to take part in informal discussions. This meeting is for the Ray Wind Funds to hear what YOU have to say. We won’t be there to pitch our ideas to you. The Funds aim to meet the needs of the community and to do that we need to listen to you. If you are interested in attending please reply to this notice to the email address below with ATTEND in the subject line. It will help with catering. If you don’t reply and then decide you’d like to come just roll up on the night. If you want more information then please contact me at admin@raywindfund.co.uk or phone 07762 179 579 I only work part time so if I don’t pick up leave a message & I’ll ring back.


Jane Cartridge

Administrator RAY WIND FUNDS

02 February 2020Library consultation

Northumberland County Council is undertaking a consultation on the future of the library service and is seeking the views of the public.

Background details are attached. As you may be aware there is a mobile library service that visits Elsdon Thursday's fortnightly (the next 13 February around 10.00am near the Pinfold) while the nearest libraries are in Rothbury and Bellingham. 

If you use the library or may potentially become a member please take the time to complete the survey at the link below and help to maintain this vital rural service.

Hard copies are available and please email Parish Clerk at elsdonpc@hotmail.co.uk for copy.

02 February 2020Dark Sky funding for lights

Elsdon Parish Council is pleased to advise that Duncan Wise, Visitor Development & Marketing Manager, Northumberland National Park is due to attend the Parish Council meeting on 13 February.

He will providing details and answer questions about the Dark Skies Grant.  The grant is primarily for residential premises and if you believe you have external lighting that is perhaps not Dark Sky compliant please feel free to come along to the meeting to find out more about the grant.

Meantime please see the link below for details.

The meeting starts 7.00pm at Elsdon Village Hall on Thursday 13 February, 2020.

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