Parish News

 OilCAN Community Oil Buying Scheme


Run by Affinity and Community Action Northumberland

Not a Member:

Joining details -

November Oil Price for Members
and full information on our

Community Page


 Red Squirrel Survey

Information about the survey and how you can help is available on our "In and Around Cornhill" Page


 Cornhill Village Newsletter

The newsletter is available on our Community Page


Superfast Broadband now available in Cornhill!


Full details on our Community Page


Mole Catcher for

Cornhill Play Area and Donaldson's Lodge

Please email the

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Cornhill Parish Council is currently in a position to co-opt 2 new Councillors Visit the Community page for more details.



Read the January edition HERE

This issue includes information on Flooding, Potholes, Tourist Information, Donaldson's lodge 'Phone Box, Grit Bins, St Helen's Church, Dog Training and Litter Picking! (PDF)

What's going on with our Ambulances?

Is a protocol on paramedic breaks endangering lives in North Northumberland?

Please share your view on our ambulance cover


The next Parish Council Meeting

will take place in the Village Hall on:

Thursday 14th January - 2016 at 6.00pm

The agenda for the meeting will be available on the Parish Council page.


Northumberland Food Bank Newsletter

Available HERE

(Opens as a PDF)



Welcome to the Cornhill-on-Tweed Community Website

 The village of Cornhill lies on the Scottish border, approximately 1½ miles from Coldstream, and so is on the northerly edge of Northumberland. It was in ancient times known as Cornell. The parish carries the same name and incorporates Old and New Heaton and Tillmouth. The river Tweed runs eastward about a mile from the village, where there is an eighteenth century bridge with a span of five arches over the river. Agriculture plays a part here, with a rich soil that supports diverse crops such as turnips, beans, and a variety of grains.

Cornhill was, for political purposes, part of the county of Durham, but in 1844 by act of parliament was separated from it and then joined with Northumberland. The Anglican St. Helen's Church is dedicated to St. Helen, the mother of Constantine the Great, the first Christian Emperor. Legend says that it was erected in 1082AD, because Norham had become the property of Durham Cathedral. It has undergone rebuilding and restoration work both in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, with the bell tower being added in 1840. The Church could boast a harmonium by 1856, when the choir was created. In addition to this, the rectory held a lending library of 300 volumes. There have been several gifts bestowed upon this church by the Earls and Countesses of Home, including stained glass windows, an organ, and a new font.

A school was raised in 1837, for the education of both boys and girls following the national system. The master's house was constructed in 1860, the land for both buildings being given by the Collingwoods. The school was enlarged and improved in 1868 at a cost of nearly £200. The school was closed however in 2012.

(Information supplied by Northumberland Communities NCC)


 River Tweed Footpath Re-opens

As long-standing residents of Cornhill may know, the footpath alongside the river on the south side of Coldstream Bridge has been a favourite walk for many years. Some time ago, the access gate was locked and entry forbidden, leading to many walkers questioning why this should be. Due to negotiations by the Parish Council Chairman, Cornhill residents have now been given permission to use this path again, provided they leave no litter and that they pick up after their dogs. The nearest litter bin, which can also be used for bagged dog poo, is situated in the lay-by on the A697 road between Cornhill and Coldstream Bridge.The field gate will continue to be locked, and access to the path may be obtained via the gap in the wall on the opposite side of the road and under the bridge.

Signed:     Angela Hallam-Baker     (Clerk to Cornhill Parish Council)







Energy Road Show - Wooler


energy roaddshow

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 St Helens Church, Cornhill


 church open sign  St Helens Church Interior

The "First and Last" Church in England

is open daily for residents and tourists to visit, please come and take a look at our lovely church.

If you would like to join us for a service - visit the link on our "Community Page" for service times.

 Find Us!

Cornhill-on-Tweed Map

Local Events

Cornhill Village Shop

Christmas Taster Night

Tuesday 1st December

Fun Starts - 5.30pm

Samples of local produce, Mulled Wine and Xmas Raffle




Northumbria Police

Farm-Watch Newsletter

October Farm Watch Newsletter (PDF)

Traffic & Travel

Radio Borders

Traffic Information

Click HERE for the latest Border travel information

Route 67 Bus Timetable

for latest timetable

Click HERE
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For latest Route 67 fares:

Click HERE
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(External Link)


Planning Notices



 The report commissioned by Four Housing in October 2013, is available HERE

(opens as a PDF)

 Meeting Notes

Between Cornhill Parish Council & Four Housing 10th March 2014

are available HERE

(opens as a PDF)





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