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)
Planning Application Ref. 18/01007/FUL
Anaerobic Digester, Stickle Heaton
Planning Application Ref. 18/01007/FUL – in view of the large number of objections to this application for an anaerobic digester at Stickle Heaton, the time for comments/observations/objections has been extended to Thursday, 17th May 2018. Communications should be sent to Senior Planning Officer, Mr. Joe Nugent at
The public meeting held on Thursday, 26th April, which was attended by a senior planning officer, a company solicitor, many farmers, and 65+ members of the public, brought up the following main objections:
- The minor C19 road, which is already in very poor condition, and which passes the site and would be used by an estimated 64 heavy lorries per day, is too narrow and has blind bends. The road is used by walkers, cyclists, horse-riders, as well as tourists travelling to the Tillmouth Park Country Hotel, Tillmouth School House B & B, and a number of holiday cottages.
- Tourism – the extra heavy traffic, the potential noise and smell and the visual impact of what is designed to be an industrial site, covering almost 12 acres of land, would surely deter visitors who come to this part of Northumberland for the beautiful countryside and peace and quiet.
- Pollution – the applicant has already been fined for polluting the watercourses with slurry and effluent run-off leading to the Rivers Till and Tweed. The River Tweed is an SSSI and home to Atlantic salmon, otters, freshwater mussels, brook and sea lampreys and a feeding ground for ospreys, also one of the most important fishing rivers in the country.
The Planning Officer made it clear that he is still waiting to hear back from statutory consultees, and it is likely that a further public meeting will be held when he has received all the information required by the planners.
It is worth noting that a large number of AD plants have been closed down around the country – see attached document: Communities Against Digester
Cornhill School Planning Application
Above notice available as a PDF HERE
More details and a link to the NCC Planning Information can be found on our "Local Planning" Page
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
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
1 November to 31 March 8am until 6pm
1 April to 31 October 8am until 7.30pm
New LED Lamppost Information
for Cornhill-on-Tweed and Donaldson's Lodge
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 PDF)