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.

29 November 2017Parish Council meetings

Parish Council meetings

The next Parish Council meeting will be at the Village Hall, Byrness on TUESDAY 30 January, 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

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

27 November, 2018 @ Byrness Village Hall

11 November 2017Vacancy in the Rochester ward

A vacancy has occurred on Rochester ward of the Rochester with Byrness Parish Council.

If you have an opinion as to how the annual precept should be spend, how resources should be used to improve life for all in the communities of both Rochester and Byrness then you may be interested in putting yourself forward for the role of Parish Councillor.

If interested or wish to learn more then please contact the Chair, Susan Chapman, one of the existing Councillors or the Parish Clerk, Martin Chilvers on rochesterwithbyrnesspc@gmail.com / 520535.

08 November 2017Northumberland National Park - Local Plan Consultation

Please be aware that the Northumberland National Park Authority invites you to have your say regarding its Local Plan.

The aim is to produce a new Local Plan that will guide development and land use across Northumberland National park, including how the environment will be conserved and protected, over the next twenty years until 2037.

You now have the opportunity to shape how this Plan is starting to evolve.

You can view the Plan at the link below and provide comments. The Consultation is open until 11 December, 2017.

Additionally there are two local drop-in events in the next few weeks so please get along to ask questions and provide your comments. These will both run 4.30pm - 8.30pm and will be

15 November - Bellingham Town Hall

22 November - Otterburn Memorial Hall

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.

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.

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