Parish News


Cornhill Community Action Group



Creating an Archive of Births, Marriages and Deaths for public access


Volunteer Opportunity


The Project:

The challenge is to gather all of the information on births, deaths and marriages for St Helen’s Church, Cornhill.


Details on our Community Action Group Page


CPC Meeting

The next

Parish Council Meeting

will take place in the Village Hall on:

Thursday 10th January 2019

at 6.00pm

The meeting agenda will be available on our

Parish Council page.


Minutes of the Parish Council Meetings are available on our archive page

(Drop-down menu on the Parish Council page menu).


5th Community Walk Report

Details about the latest walk can be found on our

"In and Around Cornhill" page


St Helen's Church

Latest Stained Glass Project update

on our St Helen's Page

Cornhill Community Action Group


Identifying and implementing projects that benefit the Parish of Cornhill-on-Tweed

Details on our NEW PAGE via the Community Page menu


 A brief write-up about the recent Summer Fair

is available on the Community Group Page:



Marie Gillespie


Marie resigns after

16 years on the Parish Council.

An afternoon tea was hosted in her honour.

Full story on our "Community" Page.


 Parish Council current financial statement is available

  on our

"Parish Council" page


 Plastic Packaging


You can help in the reduction of plastic packaging by signing a petition via a link on our "Community Page"



Cornhill Festive Lights Project


Details on our "Newsletter" page

Cornhill Bus Shelter

Improvements and a new bench installed in the bus shelter.

Pictures and information on our Community Page

NCC Local Heroes Awards


Donaldson’s Lodge residents Ann Wood and Tony Adams were presented with their Local Heroes Awards for long service to the local community. Both have recently retired from the Tillmouth Village Hall Committee.


Full details on our Community Page

Planning Notices

Visit the Planning Page via the Menu Link on our Parish Council Page

 Parish Council Accounts

(Year ending March 2016)

Are available on our Parish Council Page

 OilCAN Community Oil Buying Scheme

 Run by Affinity and Community Action Northumberland

Not a Member:

Joining details, Current Oil Prices for Members
and full information on our

Community Page


 Superfast Broadband now available in Cornhill!

Full details on our Community Page


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




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)





The Remembrance Day Service on the 100th anniversary of the ending of the First World War was held at St. Helen’s Church at 10.15am on Sunday, 11th November, followed by an Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial at 11.00am. In the evening, a procession was led by two Pipers from the Memorial to the beacon behind the Village Hall, where some short reflections on remembrance and peace were led by the Revd. John Carr, before the beacon was lit at 7.00pm, simultaneously with others across the country.  Everyone present was then invited to the Hall for soup and cake.

Thanks to the great generosity of everyone participating in these events, donations amounting to  £634.00 were collected and will be shared equally by

The Royal British Legion


Blesma, The Limbless Veterans charity.

Thank you.


New LED Lamppost Information

for Cornhill-on-Tweed and Donaldson's Lodge



The lighting contractor for Northumberland County Council (NCC)  was in Cornhill on Friday 16 November 2018 to complete the work at lighting columns 26CJ & 27CJ in the Main Road. This involved electrical connection work and the removal of old columns which were standing beside the new ones. 

As regards other outstanding LED lighting issues, NCC has asked the contractors to complete a full survey of remaining works in the area and to provide NCC  with a timescale for full completion. There are some pole boxes to complete (lantern changes and pole box renewal) and some construction work i.e. some remaining old columns to remove once the electrical supplies are transferred into the new columns. 


The Parish Council has been promised a weekly update. 


On another lighting matter, the Parish Council has arranged for the installation a light on the path from the roundabout to Station Gardens, which NCC have promised to do as quickly as they can.


Responses to Residents LED Questionnaires for Cornhill & Donaldson's Lodge

Available HERE (Opens as PDF)

Street Lighting Costs for Additional Items Available HERE

(Opens as a PDF)


Cornhill School Planning Application

 **UPDATE - 22/10/2018**


School Site Planning Refusal:


School Planning Refusal Image


(PDF) version of the above Available HERE 



 Retired Greyhound Trust Logo

  RGT Scottish Borders - Ivy

Please help retired greyhounds!

I am collecting used postage stamps on behalf of the Retired Greyhound Trust - (Charity nos. 269668 and SC044047).

These can be sold to look after and find forever homes for retired greyhounds, many of whom would otherwise have to be put to sleep

The RGT collects all stamps (providing they are undamaged) from normal 1st and 2nd class UK stamps to foreign, special edition and first day covers.

Just tear the stamps off your envelopes leaving a quarter of an inch surround, and when you have a good pile of them, either email me on or phone 01890 820501, and as long as you are reasonably local, I will arrange to pick them up. Thank you.

Angela Hallam-Baker, Cornhill-on-Tweed 

River Tweed Footpath

Parish Council's letter to the Berwick Advertiser of Thursday, August 10th 2017

 Letter to Berwick Advertiser



Northumberland County Council

Household Waste Disposal - Opening Hours

Berwick, North Road Industrial estate, TD15 1UN

open 7 days a week


Wooler, Brewery Lane, NE71 6QG

open Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday

Opening hours


1 November to 31 March 8am until 6pm


1 April to 31 October 8am until 7.30pm



 Find Us!

View Google Map HERE






Local Events

 Christmas Lunch  2018

Pictures of our

Christmas Lunch

8th December 2018

are available HERE


Cornhill Village Hall


Quiz Night

Last Friday

of every month


Cornhill Village Hall


Community Choir 2018

Enjoy singing?

Come along and join the Community Choir at Cornhill Village Hall


Tuesday Evenings

from 7.30 to 9 pm


More information from

Val Carr

The Vicarage, Branxton TD12 4SW

01890 820239


Cornhill Village Hall


Soup & Sandwich Lunches - 2018


Thursdays 12 noon

  • 13th December 


(Includes lunch, tea, coffee, and biscuits)

Everyone welcome. Transport available. 

For more information or to request transport, contact:

Jane at Bell View

01668 219220



Cheviot Centre 


Click HERE to see what's on at the Cheviot Centre this week, (External Link

Tillmouth Village Hall


Tillmouth Recreation Club


There is billiards,

bar billiards, darts,

table tennis etc.

If you don’t have transport it can be arranged too.

More information:

Phone 01890 882305.


Traffic & Travel

 Radio Borders


Traffic Information


Click HERE for the latest Border travel information

Border Buses
Route 67
Latest Bus Timetable, (PDF):

Click HERE




(External Link)


Library Services

Library Services


The Northumberland CC Library provides a Mobile Service to Cornhill on alternate Tuesdays.

Dates and Times: HERE (pdf)


Home Library Service

Home Library Service Leaflet

The Home Library Service will deliver books directly to anyone who can no longer visit a library independently.


The above leaflet is available HERE (pdf)

or visit our Community Page


Local library Telephone Numbers:


Wooler: 01668 282123

Berwick-on-Tweed: 01289 334051


For general Library Service information, visit the County Council website


(External link to Library Services on the NCC website).


Planning Notices








Citizens Advice Service

Contact details on our

"Community Page"


The County Council has introduced a new way of reporting potholes.

Information on how you can help by reporting potholes

on our Parish Council page

The Scottish Government

has introduced a licensing system for air weapons in Scotland.

From 31 December 2016, you will generally need a visitor permit to own, use, purchase or acquire

air weapons while in Scotland.

Visitor Permits are issued by Police Scotland.

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