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.

18 February 2018Blakehope Nick Project - Meeting the students on 21 Feb at Redesdale Arms

There is due to be a meeting at the Redesdale Arms on Wednesday 21 February starting 7.00pm

This is an opportunity to introduce the group of Masters of Architecture and also Engineering students from Newcastle University who will be progressing this project. 

They are keen to get started, and while the project is still in its early stages, this is a key time for them to gather the information and feedback from interested parties that will help them develop their design proposals. They welcome your thoughts and comments.

For details please find attached details of the Blakehope Nick Overlook project.

13 February 2018Parish Council meetings

Parish Council meetings

There will be a SPECIAL Parish Council meeting on Friday 16 February, 2018, starting 7.00pm at Rochester Village Hall. The agenda can be found here.

The next Parish Council meeting will be at the Village Hall, Byrness on TUESDAY 27 March, 2018 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

27 March, 2018 @ Byrness Village Hall

29 May, 2018 @ Rochester Village Hall (to include Annual Parish Meeting)

31 July, 2018 @ Byrness Village Hall

25 September, 2018 @ Rochester Village Hall

27 November, 2018 @ Byrness Village Hall

29 January, 2019 @ Rochester Village Hall

05 February 2018Reporting pot holes to County Council

Should you see a pot hole or general poor road surface you should take a few moments and report the incident on the Northumberland County Council website.

Below is the link to use


16 January 2018Support for unemployed people in Redesdale area

Please find attached details of the Bellingham Employment Hub that offers a drop-in support group at Bellingham Town Hall every Tuesday from 10.00 - 1.00.

This project is co-ordinated by Community Action Northumberland (CAN)

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