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.

28 July 2021Parish Council meetings

Parish Council meetings

The next Parish Council meeting will be on Tuesday 28 September, 2021 at 7.00pm. 

This meeting is due to be held at Rochester Village Hall depending on social distancins restrictions. Otherwise it will be held via telephone / video link. Should you wish to contribute to the meeting please contact the Parish Clerk at rochesterwithbyrnesspc@gmail.com by 20 July, 2021 latest.

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 November, 2021 @ Byrness Village Hall

25 January, 2022 @ Rochester Village Hall

29 March, 2022 @ Byrness Village Hall

31 May, 2022 @ Rochester Village Hall (to include Annual Parish Meeting)

26 July, 2022 @ Byrness Village Hall

27 September, 2022 @ Rochester Village Hall

25 June 2021North Tyne Youth summer 2021 activities

Please see attached details of North Tyne Youth summer 2021 activities

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 for details of the Log Bank

31 May 2021Parish Council vacancy

There are currently two vacancies in the Byrness ward and one in the Rochester ward of Rochester with Byrness Parish Council.

Should you be interested in possibly taking on a Parish Councillor role but would like more information please see attached. Additionally please feel free to contact the Parish Clerk, Martin Chilvers at either rochesterwithbyrnesspc@gmail.com or 520535.


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