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 November 2018Pie & Pea evening - Revitalising Redesdale
Please see attached the details of this event at the RTC Otterburn on 29 November
13 November 2018Redesdale & Three Kirks News
Please find attached the pilot issue of the weekly newsletter.
If you should like this emailed directly to or wish to add an article please note the contact email on the attached.
06 November 2018Rochester bottle bank
Rochester now has a bottle bank installed at the Camien Cafe.
See attached for details
04 October 2018Parish Council meetings
Parish Council meetings
The next Parish Council meeting will be at the Village Hall, Byrness on Tuesday 27 November, 2018 at 7.00pm.
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 November, 2018 @ Byrness Village Hall
29 January, 2019 @ Rochester Village Hall
26 March, 2019 @ Byrness Village Hall
28 May, 2019 @ Rochester Village Hall (to include Annual Parish Meeting)
30 July, 2019 @ Byrness Village Hall
24 September, 2019 @ Rochester Village Hall
26 September 2018Revitalising Redesdale - upcoming events and project briefs
Here are details of the various Revitalising Redesdale projects including upcoming events, project briefs, and volunteer specifications.
Ridsdale Ironworks - Past, Present & Future Evening - Thursday 27 September (7.00pm - 8.30pm), The Gun Inn, Ridsdale, NE48 2TF
Archaeological Survey of Ancient Settlements - Saturday 6th, Sunday 7th & Monday 8th October (10.00am - 4.00pm), Rattenraw Farm, Otterburn, NE19 1LH
Lost Redesdale - Lidar Landscapes - Wednesday 17 October (7.00pm - 9.00pm), Corsenside Parish Hall, West Woodburn, NE48 2SQ
Battle of Otterburn Conflict in a Landscape
Lost Redesdale Community Archaeology
Heritage at Risk - Ridsdale Ironworks
Heritage at Risk - High Rochester Roman Fort
Rediscovering Natural Redesdale - Recording biological records for Redesdale
Historical Researcher – Battle of Otterburn
Community Heritage Fund
Community Heritage Fund poster
Community Heritage Fund Criteria - Details how to apply for grants from £500 to £2,000
Community Heritage Fudn guidance notes
Project programme Delivery Highlights
13 September 2018Red Squirrel Conservation Meeting
Please see attached the details of the Red Squirrel Conservation Meeting
This will be held on Wednesday 26 September 19:00 - 21:00 in the Otterburn Memorial Hall
09 September 2018Updated regulations for sewage discharge and water abstractions
28 August 2018Wildlife Trust (Rothbury group) programme of events
Please see attached the Coquetdale group of Wildlife Trust autumn and winter programme of events.
The first event on Monday 3 September (7.30pm start) is the 'Pine Marten Project' which is rather topical given the reent news of Pine Marten sighting in Kielder for the first time in 90 years.