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

09 July 2021Parish Council Meeting

The next Elsdon Parish Council meeting will be on Thursday 9 September, 2021. It will start at 7.00pm and be held at the Village Hall, Elsdon. This is subject to social distancing restrictions being relaxed in line with the goverment timetable. Should there be any change details will be posted here.  Unfortunately due to continued restrictions the meeting will be closed.

An agenda of the meetings can be found here a few days before as well as on the notice board in the village. This agenda plus previous documents and minutes can also be accessed via the 'Document Library' section of this website.

Please note that unless otherwise advised future meetings will be held on the second Thursday each month apart from August and December when there will be no meeting.

04 July 2021808 bus service via Elsdon

Dear Elsdon residents   

As you may well be aware earlier in 2021 when there were roadworks at Monkridge on the A696, the 808 early morning weekday bus service was diverted through Elsdon.

A few people were able to take advantage of this and caught the bus from the bus shelter on the village green.

Unfortunately that temporary service has reverted back and now goes directly from Otterburn to Newcastle along the A696.

There has been a couple of residents enquiring as to whether the diversion via Elsdon could be made a permanent feature. Northumberland County Council (NCC) would be willing to possibly trial the service but would need to be convinced that there would be a sufficient number of regular passengers to do this.

If you believe that you would use the service, even if not every weekday, please can you advise the Parish Clerk, Martin Chilvers either by

Elsdon Parish Council Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/groups/208151436906400

Elsdon Parish Council website

http://www.parish-council.com/elsdonparishcouncil/index.asp

Elsdon Parish Council email

elsdonpc@hotmail.co.uk

or telephone

520535

For your information the current timetable shows the bus leaving Otterburn at 07:00 and arriving at Newcastle, Haymarket bus station at 08:03. The return journey leaves 17:20 arriving back in Otterburn at 18:18.

The 808 service also runs on Saturday with a slightly different timetable. It leaves Otterburn 10:35, arriving at Newcastle, Haymarket Bus Station (stand X) at 11:40. The return journey leaves Newcastle at 17:20 arriving 18:15 in Otterburn.  A return ticket currently costs £6.75 from Otterburn.

Please register your possible interest to use the service by 18 July. If there is sufficient interest then NCC may be able to trial the diverted service from autumn.

03 July 2021Parish Council vacancy

A vacancy has occured on the Elsdon Parish Council due to a resignation.

Should you be interested in serving on the Parish Council and wish to learn more about the role please contact the Parish Clerk, Martin Chilvers at either elsdonpc@hotmail.co.uk or 520535.

25 June 2021North Tyne Youth summer 2021 activities

Please see attached details of North Tyne Youth summer 2021 activities

25 June 2021Kielder Water & Forest Park car parking for Elsdon residents

Please see attached details of discount car parking and activites at Kielder Water & Forest Park in 2021

11 June 2021Adapt weekly bus service to Morpeth

The Ray Windfunds board of directors have been working with Liz Prudhoe of Adapt, North East to arrange an intial 12 month trial bus service that will run from Byrness to Morpeth each week. This scheme will be funded by Vattenfall UK via Ray Windfarm. 

The service will be for those local residents without a vehicle or are unable to drive. Whilst details are still to be confirmed it is proposed the service would run each Wednesday (Morpeth market day), providing a door to door service, and allowing passengers approximately two hours in Morpeth from late morning.

When the service becomes operational those who would wish to use it would initially need to contact Adapt and register their details. Whenever a registered person wished to use the service they would contact Adapt to book a seat.

As the service is being funded by Ray Windfunds it is free to passengers. At the end of the 12 month trial period there would be a review on how it progressed beyond that time.

The bus will be sanitised at the beginning of the service and again in Morpeth before the return trip. Adapt ensure all their services are Covid secure and passengers are asked to wear face masks. Additionally all seats on the bus face forward. There is wheelchair access on the bus.

Please can you contact Martin Chilvers at either 01830 520535 / martin@raywindfund.co.uk if you feel this is a service that you would like to use.

Assuming there is an appetite for this service it is hoped it will be up and running from early July, 2021.

06 June 2021Log Bank

Please see attached poster providing details of the Log Bank

02 June 2021Noticeboard at pinfold

Should anyone have difficulty opening and using the noticeboard at the pinfold in Elsdon please feel free to contact the Parish Clerk at either elsdonpc@hotmail.co.uk or on 520535

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