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Team Trevelyan: Stop The Teenage Tax Campaign

We need your help to persuade Labour & Independent Councillors to change their minds about the transport-to-school tax they have imposed on our rural families across Northumberland.

Following Northumberland County Council's decision to set a £600 a year charge for post-16 students to get to school on the bus (or force the student to take a public bus at potentially even higher cost if there is one available), we are campaigning to get that decision overturned.

Full Information  HERE (PDF)

The next Parish Council Meeting

will take place in the Village Hall on

Thursday 11th September at 6pm


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


Northumberland Food Bank Newsletter

Available HERE

(Opens as a PDF)



The report commissioned by Four Housing in October 2013, which incorporates input from Northumberland County Council, 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)


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:


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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)

 Cornhill-on-Tweed Map  View Larger Google Map HERE

Cornhill Parish Council

Planning Application No: 14/02320/OUT

7 dwellings adjacent to Oaklea Lodge, Main Street, Cornhill-upon-Tweed.

NCC Outline Planning Application link: AVAILABLE HERE


Special Joint Service - 31st August

in support of the Christian Aids Gaza & Iraq Crisis Appeal

Full details HERE(PDF)



St Helens Church, Cornhill

St Helen's Church

Will be open daily for residents and tourists to visit from 16th June 2014 onwards. 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.





















Local Events

Guided Flodden Battlefield Walks

Starting at 2.00pm at the car park near

Branxton Church

  1. Tuesday, 9th September 2014 - The 501st Anniversary of The Battle of Flodden
  2. Thursday, 11th September 2014 – as part of Heritage Open Days


The walks will be led by Clive Hallam-Baker, member of the Battlefields Trust and a badge-holding guide of the Guild of Battlefield Guides. The walk is about 2 miles, mainly on grass paths, and takes around 2 hours. There is one steep hill to climb. No charge, but donations on the day to The Remembering Flodden Project (Charity no. 11311558) would be most welcome.


Vintage Tractor Rally Poster

Click HERE for PDF Poster


 Tillmout Flower & Dog Show poster

Click HERE for PDF Schedule

Holy Island

Safe Crossing Times

For safe causeway crossing times to Lindisfarne, use the links below.




Planning Notices

Can now be found on by clicking the drop-down page link on the Parish Council main menu

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