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03 December 2020Heddon Parish Council Meeting 09th December

The agenda for the next PC meeting is available now in the documents library, as are draft minutes for November.

01 December 2020Free Employability Webinars

Employability webinars available for anyone unemployed

CAN is pleased to announce we are extending our support for unemployed people in rural Northumberland. A series of 6 webinars are available designed to help newly unemployed people to acquire the skills they need to find employment as follows:
30th Nov - Coping with job loss and how to move forward
3rd Dec   - Where/ how to apply for jobs and where to get support.
7th Dec   - Preparing an Application 
10th Dec - Preparing for an interview- researching company
14th Dec - Having an interview (inc. by video) & getting feedback
17th Dec - Learning and changing career
All sessions will take place at 5pm and last 45 minutes to 1 hour. To book a place on any of these click on the link above, or contact Julia at email: juliaplinston@ca-north.org.uk or tel: 07340 082571.

These webinars are funded by Northumberland County Council through the VCS Skills and Employability Fund.

01 December 2020Rural Crime volunteers

Rural Crime Volunteers sought

Northumbria Police are currently looking to recruit additional Rural Crime Volunteers (RCV's) in the North Northumberland area.

What is a Rural Crime Volunteer?
A Rural Crime Volunteer contributes by being ‘eyes and ears’, which means reporting what they see and hear to a high evidential standard, driving the all-important ‘intelligence-led’ system. These volunteers exist to support Northumbria police in protecting Rural Communities from both acquisitive Crime and Wildlife Crime and the associated problems linked to both offending types.

Day to day, your role will involve going about your daily business and reporting suspicious activity to Northumbria Police using the agreed reporting methods (training will be provided).

As ‘eyes and ears’ only, you have NO powers whatsoever, to approach suspects, stop vehicles or demand personal details.

If you would like any additional information or would be interested in expressing your interest please email: OperationHawkeye@northumbria.pnn.police.uk

13 November 2020Road Resurfacing Vallum estate

If you live on the Vallum Estate the roads are being resurfaced in the New Year as follows please ensure there are no cars parked on the side of the roads during the stated dates.

Marius Avenue - below the junction with Camilla Road 14/01/2021 to 15/01/2021

Valerian Avenue - 18/01/2021 to 20/01/2021

Antonine Way - 21/01/2021 to 22/01/2021

16 October 2020Government grants available to help with green heating

Apply for a Green Homes Grant now

The Green Homes Grant Scheme has now launched. The government will provide a voucher worth up to £5,000 or £10,000 to help cover the cost of making energy-efficient improvements to your home. Improvements could include insulating your home to reduce your energy use or installing low-carbon heating to lower the amount of carbon dioxide your home produces.

You must redeem the voucher and ensure improvements are completed by 31 March 2021.

The government will provide a voucher that covers two-thirds of the cost of qualifying energy efficiency or low carbon heating improvements to your home. The maximum value of the voucher is £5,000.

If you are on a low income and receive certain benefits, you can receive a voucher covering all of the cost of the improvements. The maximum value of the voucher is £10,000.

To apply for the voucher, you must either:

own your home (including park homeowners, long-leaseholders and shared ownership)

be a private or social landlord

Vouchers must be used to install at least one primary home insulation or low carbon heating measure as follows:

Insulation measures

solid wall

under floor

cavity wall


flat or pitched roof

room in roof

insulating a park home

Low carbon heat measures

air source, ground source or hybrid heat pump

solar thermal

biomass boilers

If you choose to install at least one of the primary measures, you can use your voucher to help cover the cost of secondary measures including:


double/triple glazing (where replacing single glazed windows)

secondary glazing (in addition to single glazing)

external energy-efficient doors (replacing single glazed or solid doors installed before 2002)

heating controls

hot water tank thermostats and insulation

Read more details or search Green Homes Grant

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