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.

23 May 2018Battle of Otterburn Project launch - RTC Sports Centre - 24 June

I am emailing to let you know that we are about to launch our Revitalising Redesdale Battle of Otterburn: Conflict in the Landscape project, which will be exploring the story of the Battle of Otterburn. This project will have lots of volunteering opportunities, including researching historical records and assisting with investigative fieldwork such as metal detecting and excavations.

We are holding a launch event on Sunday 24th June, 2.00-4.30pm in Otterburn at the RTC Sports Centre- see attached poster. This is a free event and will include talks about the project and what we hope to uncover as well as a guided walk to the battlefield site. There will also be the opportunity to sign up as a volunteer for this project.

Thanks very much,

Karen Collins, Revitalising Redesdale Heritage and Engagement Officer
Mob: 07741 194309

Learn more: www.revitalisingredesdale.org.uk

18 May 2018Revitilising Redesdale - Water Vole survvey training (5 June)

As part of the programme of events Revitalising Redesdale has a Water Vole survey training session on 5 June at Rochester Village Hall.

The event will run by Kelly who is part of the team running th Restoring Ratty project at Kielder. It runs from 11.00 - 3.00 and further details as well as booking is available via the link below.

14 May 2018Notice of the period for the exercise of public rights and other information

Please see attached notice

12 May 2018LOVE Northumberland Awards

As part of the LOVE Northumberland campaign the council organises annual awards to celebrate the work of the schools, community groups and individual volunteers whose endeavours preserve and enhance the environment of the county. 
The LOVE Northumberland awards mark a range of projects and initiatives which improve neighbourhoods or local areas for the benefit of members of the local community.
Entries are invited for the categories of:
·        Best new project (projects that are less than one year old);
·        Best urban project (projects or work that happens in places where a lot of people live);
·        Best coast or countryside project (projects that happen in more rural areas);
·        Best young people’s project (where most of the participants are aged 12 to 25);
·        Best children’s project (where most of the participants are aged 11 and under);
·        Best school recycling project; and
·        Outstanding individual (someone whose efforts towards their local environment make them stand out from the crowd). 

Winners will be presented with an award by Her Grace the Duchess of Northumberland at an event at The Alnwick Garden on Thursday 12th July 2018.

Click on the link to download an application form. Closing date for all entries is Friday 8 June 2018.

10 May 2018Parish Council Meeting

The next Elsdon Parish Council meeting will be on Thursday 14 June, 2018. It will start at 7.00pm and be held at the Village Hall. This will include the Annual Parish Meeting as well as the Ordinary Meeting for the month.

An agenda of the meeting 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 March 2018Ray Windfarm Community Foundation Small Grant Scheme

Please find attached details of the Ray Windfarm Community Foundation guidelines for applications.

Additionally see the link for the consultation report.

07 March 2018Byway open to all traffic No 48 (Plan 33)

There is a proposal from Northumberland County Council (NCC) to make the byway attached open to all traffic.

NCC is seeking assistance in the investigation of this byway before a final decision is made. If you have any comments / knowledge of this path please let the Parish Clerk, Martin Chilvers at elsdonpc@hotmail.co.uk know by 20 May, 2018. Points raised by NCC are

1) Any facts or evidence to support or rebuttal the proposed modification identified

2) For the Byway Open to All Traffic route it would be useful if you could indicate what you think the balance of public use between walkers, cyclists, horse riders and motor vehicles has been over the last five years.

3) Going back further is it possible that during the period of May 2001 to May 2006, public motor vehicular use of the route was greater than the combined public pedestrian, equestrian and bicycle use?


07 March 2018Kielder Water parking for Elsdon residents

Residents of Elsdon are now able to purchase a Discovery Pass at 50% discount (£20 instead of the usual £40).

As well as free parking the Discovery Pass provides further benefits.  For any resident interested in taking up this offer they should contact Linda Scott at linda.scott@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

For more details of a Discovery Pass please see the attached link

02 March 2018West Education, Hadrian Learning Trust and Post-16 consultations

Please be aware of two recent consultations provided by County Council.

1 - Education in West Northumberland. This is open to 9 April, 2018 and there is a consultation event on Saturday 17 March from 10.00 to 3.00 at the Hexham Auction Mart.

Details can be found at


2) Hadrian Learning Trust consultation open until 29 March, 2018

Full Consultation & Summary

3 - Post-16 Transport in Northumberland. This is open to 9.00am on 2 April, 2018

Details can be found at



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