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, Rochester with Byrness Parish Clerk (details on the Contact Us page) or send a message using the Guestbook.

14 October 2017Tree felling next to Pennine Way

Please note there are a number of trees along the Pennine Way between the Border Forest Caravan Park and Raw Houses that are due to be felled in November.

A precise date is to be confirmed however it is anticipated the work will be undertaken from mid November. During this time the Contractors will allow access along this section of the path when it is safe to proceed.

06 October 2017Parish Council meetings

Parish Council meetings

The next Parish Council meeting will be at the Village Hall, Byrness on TUESDAY 28 November, 2017 at 7.30pm.  

The Agenda for the meeting can be found here or in the appropriate section of the 'Document Library' a few days before the meeting. 

Additionally a draft version of the minutes from the previous meeting are available to view within the 'Document Library'.

The Parish Council meet on the last Tuesday of every other month. Below are dates and locations for the next six meetings

28 November, 2017 @ Rochester Village Hall

30 January, 2018 @ Rochester Village Hall

27 March, 2018 @ Byrness Village Hall

29 May, 2018 @ Rochester Village Hall

31 July, 2018 @ Byrness Village Hall

25 September, 2018 @ Rochester Village Hall

18 September 2017Byrness Village Hall activities

Tuesday evenings

Craft Class, 7.00 – 9.00pm. £1.50 each class.

Wednesday evenings

John Henderson has started s kettle-bell class, 7.00 to 8.00pm. Come along and firm up those muscles. £2.00 each class.

Thursday lunchtime

Soup, sandwich, cake and a drink. Donation to Byrness Village Hall (minimum £2.00 per person)

October 7

Table top sale.  11.00am – 1.00pm, cost of £3 to hire a table.

05 September 2017Open meeting regarding replacement of water treatment works

Northumberland Water are planning to replace treatment works in Otterburn, Rochester and Byrness in 2018.

As part of the preparation for this an open meeting is being held on 12 September at Otterburn Hall Memorial Hall from 3.30 - 7.00.

This is an opportunity to for residents to provide comments to plans before planning applciations are made later this year.

17 August 2017Friday 815 bus service to Bellingham

Due to low usage numbers the existing operator, PCL Limited will no longer be running the Friday 815 service to Bellingham after 18 August.

There will be a replacement service that will be a demand response shared taxi arrangement. This will still be referred to as the 815 service.

The operator will be Bellingham & Humshaugh taxi (01434 220570). The new service will run from Byrness, Rochester, Otterburn, Elsdon, East & West Woodburn, Ridsdale to Bellingham, arriving in Bellingham for 10:00 and allow up to two hours before returning. Presently the times for each stop have not been published but the taxi service will be able to confirm timings.

Normal bus fares will apply and concessionary bus passes can still be used.

This revised service will begin from Friday 25 August.

To use this service you will need to call Bellingham and Humshaugh Taxis to initially register as a service user.  Thereafter to reserve a seat on the service each time you want to travel. Calls must be made the day before your journey.

If no advance bookings are received the service will not run.

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