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.

19 April 2019Parish Council Meeting

The next Elsdon Parish Council meeting will be on Thursday 9 May, 2019. It will start at 7.00pm and be held at Elsdon Village Hall. The Ordinary meeting will follow the Annual Parish meeting.

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.

16 April 2019Out of Town Musuem (Baliffgate Musuem) launch 27 April

I am writing to invite you to the launch event for OOT project on Saturday 27 April in the Jubilee Institute in Rothbury from 11.00 am to 4.00 pm.

As you already know, Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery in Alnwick has recently been awarded a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant for the Out of Town Museum (OOT) project based in Coquetdale. OOT will focus on routes, journeys and travelling by collecting and recording memories and stories told in local voices. Photographs, audio recordings, documents and other artefacts will be gathered together for a touring exhibition celebrating the rural heritage around Coquetdale.

The launch event will have lots of information about OOT and activities to get all ages involved.  People will be able to see what we have done so far and have a go at recording their  memories and stories. 

I look forward to meeting you on Saturday 27th April or in the very near future.

·       Rag rugging – demonstration of this traditional process and have a go

·       Record your memories and stories and hear who we have already talked to

·       Butter making – try out your butter making skills

·       Vintage bus trip up the valley – booking essential

·       When everybody didn’t have a car – have a go on our old bike, how long would it take you to get to ………?

·       Find out more about the churches, schools and pubs, past and present

·       Guess the artefact – some weird and wonderful items, can you guess what they are?

·       Bring your words – we are collecting words as well as voices, can you tell us what they mean?  Do you remember what your granny used to say - can you add words to our collection?

·       Take a look around Harbottle Castle model

·       Refreshments available – scones and cakes donated by Rothbury Town Bakery


With best wishes




Sally Brewis

Project Manager – OOT

05 March 2019Carers Northumberland - 24 April event

Please find attached details of Carers Northumberland open day in Otterburn Memorial Hall on 24 April

05 March 2019Bellingham Heritage Centre - Open days

Please find attached the details of the Bellingham Heritage Centre open days

17 February 2019Elsdon street map

Please find attached a street map of the central part of Elsdon

31 January 2019RTC Sports Centre - Open Evening 13 February

The Trustees of the Rede, Tyne and Coquet (RTC) Sports Centre in Otterburn are appealing for your help.

The Centre, which is managed by a small group of trustees and volunteers, is in urgent need of additional help to stay open.

Gill Chilvers, the Chair of the Trustees, asks that people with a couple of hours to spare each month would be most welcome. If you have a specific skill relevant to the Centre such as in social media, marketing, planning events such as the Rede River Rocks music festival, maintenance of the grounds, health and safety, fundraising or human resources then these are especially welcome.

But any time or skill you could contribute would help save this important community resource.

For those interested to find out more, the Trustees are hosting an open evening at the Centre on Wednesday, 13 February, between 7pm and 9pm. Food and drinks will be provided.

For further information please contact Gill by email at gchilvers@rtcsports.co.uk

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