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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.

18 October 2020Remembrance Service, Otterburn - 8 November, 2020

Given the Coronvirus pandemic the Remembrance Service this year will have to be a bit different to ensure social distancing.

The service will held outside on the area next to the church, starting 10:30. Elaine Ryder will be doing much of the set up but due to other commitments is seeking some assistance on the day before the service begins.

Elaine is looking for 3 or 4 people who can help on the morning to act as ‘guides’ to those arriving to:-

  • ensure the car park is kept for disabled badge holders only
  • guide people onto the grass in a socially-distanced way, reminding them to wear a face-covering, and pointing them to programmes and donation buckets
  • guide wreath-bearers to seats at the front, from where they will leave to go across to the hall
  • welcome the cornet player and guide him to his seat.

If you are available and able to assist please can you contact Elaine on 01830 520212 or at revelaine212@gmail.com

09 October 2020Parish Council Meeting

Given the government instructions there will be no face-to-face Parish Council meetings until further notice.

An agenda will still be posted on this website a few days before the next due meeting on 12 November, 2020 and you can comment on any aspect via either 520535 or elsdonpc@hotmail.co.uk

The meeting will be held via zoom and should you wish to join please email the Parish Clerk at elsdonpc@hotmail.co.uk for the invite link.

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The next Elsdon Parish Council meeting will be on Thursday 12 November, 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.

17 September 2020Elsdon village green bonfire / fireworks cancellation

At the recent Elsdon Parish Council meeting the Parish Councillors made the decision that sadly the bonfire & fireworks event on Elsdon village green would have to be cancelled this year.

The decision was made following the most recent government social distancing instructions.

The event has run for many years, always on 5 November, and is popular with many from the local communities. Unfortunately with the increasing level of Covid19 cases the Councillors were concerned about the health and safety of local residents and have decided to cancel the event until 2021.

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