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.

12 May 2019Ray Windfarm - Open meeting 6 June at Kirkwhelpington

The Ray Wind Farm, operated by Vattenfall, sits on the Ray Estate in Northumberland. It comprises 16 turbines generating 54.4 megawatts of electricity to the National Grid annually and will continue to do so for the next 25 years – the life of the Wind Farm.

For every year of its working life, Vattenfall will donate money to the rural communities that fall within the 10km catchment area of the Wind Farm i.e. ‘the Area of Benefit’, which includes your parish.   The annual figure donated is £5,000 per megawatt of generated output, index-linked, for the life of the Wind Farm – more than £250,000 per year.

The funds are administered by the Ray Windfarm Fund Community Interest Company (CIC) and to ensure that we distribute these funds appropriately we meet with members of the local communities to determine where and how the funds should be targeted. To this end our first public meeting will be held on Thursday 6th June 2019 at Kirkwhelpington Memorial Hall at 7pm. This meeting is open to the general public.

12 May 2019Parish Council Meeting

The next Elsdon Parish Council meeting will be on Thursday 13 June, 2019. It will start at 7.00pm and be held at Elsdon Village Hall.

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.

29 April 2019Northumberland Day - 26 May

Please find attached details of the 2019 Northumberland Day on 26 May

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

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